Compensating for Quasi-periodic Motion in Robotic Radiosurgery

  • Floris Ernst

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Floris Ernst
    Pages 1-11
  3. Floris Ernst
    Pages 31-63
  4. Floris Ernst
    Pages 167-181
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-244

About this book


Compensating for Quasi-periodic Motion in Robotic Radiosurgery outlines the techniques needed to accurately track and compensate for respiratory and pulsatory motion during robotic radiosurgery. The algorithms presented within the book aid in the treatment of tumors that move during respiration.

In Chapters 1 and 2,  the book introduces the concept of stereotactic body radiation therapy, motion compensation strategies and the clinical state-of-the-art. In Chapters 3 through 5, the author describes and evaluates new methods for motion prediction, for correlating external motion to internal organ motion, and for the evaluation of these algorithms’ output based on an unprecedented amount of real clinical data. Finally, Chapter 6 provides a brief introduction into currently investigated, open questions and further fields of research.

Compensating for Quasi-periodic Motion in Robotic Radiosurgery targets researchers working in the related fields of surgical oncology, artificial intelligence, robotics and more. Advanced-level students will also find this book valuable.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Floris Ernst
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute for RoboticsUniversity of LübeckLubeckGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-1911-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-1912-9
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