Frontiers in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Research


Sibel Karaca, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey

Series: Radiation Oncology: Clinical, Translational and Laboratory Research
BISAC: MED062000; SCI058000; SCI059000

Effective application of tumour treatment with high-dose radiation in radiotherapy provides an increase in the treatment rate and quality of life. Intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) can conform the radiation dose to the target while minimising the dose given to the surrounding healthy tissue. IMRT was started to be used in radiotherapy about 40 years ago and it is applied in almost all radiotherapy centers today. The IMRT technique, which has been strengthened with new software and applications (such as image-guided radiotherapy and adaptive radiotherapy) has increased the advantages of treatment. This book consists of 18 chapters covering important topics of IMRT.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Historical Development of IMRT
Sibel Karaca1 and Kadriye Aysenur Karacam2
Department of Radiation Oncology, Akdeniz University Faculty of Medicine, Antalya, Turkey
2Department of Radiation Oncology, VM Medikal Park Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 2. Treatment Devices for IMRT
Ercan Balci
Depatment of Radiation Oncology, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey

Chapter 3. The Radiobiological Basis of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy and Clinical Implementations
Meltem Kirli Bolukbas
Department of Radiation Oncology, Health Sciences University Bakirkoy Dr. Sadi Konuk Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 4. Imaging in Radiotherapy
Taylan Tuğrul
Department of Radiation Oncology, Van Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey

Chapter 5. Target Volume Delineation and Normal Tissue Contouring for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Esma Didem Nasuhbeyoglu
Department of Radiation Oncology, Kahramanmaras Necip Fazil City Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Chapter 6. Algorithms for IMRT in Treatment Plans
Mehmet Ertugrul Erturk
Department of Radiation Oncology, Neolife Medical Centre, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 7. Delivery Methods of IMRT
Cemile Ceylan1,2
1Radiation Oncology, Istanbul Oncology Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Medical Physics, Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 8. Verification and Geometric Uncertainties in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
Nural Ozturk
Department of Radiation Oncology, Aydın Adnan Menderes University, Faculty of Medicine Aytepe Campus, Aydın, Turkey

Chapter 9. Quality Assurance of Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy
Aydin Cakir
Vocational School of Health Service, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 10. IG-IMRT
Murat Okutan1,2
1Medical Physics Department, Oncology Institute, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
2Radiothetrapy Department, Vocational School of Health Services, Cerrahpasa University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 11. Respiratory Motion Management in Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
Murat Koylu
Department of Radiation Oncology, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Chapter 12. IMRT Treatment Planning
Ayse Gulbin Kavak
Radiation Oncology Department, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey

Chapter 13. Adaptive Radiation Therapy for IMRT
Serap Çatlı Dinç
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Radiation Oncology Department, Ankara, Turkey

Chapter 14. Challenges in IMRT from a Clinician Perspective
Menekşe Turna
Department of Radiation Oncology, Anadolu Medical Center, Kocaeli, Turkey

Chapter 15.  Secondary Cancer Risk and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
Emel Haciislamoglu
Department of Radiation Oncology, Karadeniz Technical University, Trabzon, Turkey

Chapter 16. Reirradiation
Hamit Basaran
Department of Radiation Oncology, Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey

Chapter 17. Radiation Protection Aspects of IMRT
Hakan Eren
Ege University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Izmir, Turkey

Chapter 18. Quality of Life after IMRT
Zumrut Arda Kaymak
Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical Faculty, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

About the Editor

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