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The Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Three-Dimensional Treatment Planning in Radiation Therapy

  • P. Kneschaurek
  • H. Kett
  • C. Prüll
  • A. Breit
Conference paper
Part of the ESO Monographs book series (ESO MONOGRAPHS)

Abstract

Optimization of physical treatment planning implies depositing an adequate homogeneous dose to the target volume, minimizing the dose to the adjacent normal tissue and critical organs. To reach this goal a series of steps are to be followed, and MRI may contribute to some of them. Among others, these steps include the visualization of the tumour and surrounding organs, the definition of the target volume, the selection of the treatment portals, the calculation and evaluation of dose distribution and the verification of the planned treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Kneschaurek
    • 1
  • H. Kett
    • 2
  • C. Prüll
    • 2
  • A. Breit
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie und Radiologische Onkologie Der Technischen Universität MünchenMünchen 80Federal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Abteilung Radiologie, Klinikum PassauLehrkrankenhaus der Technischen Universität MünchenPassauFederal Republic of Germany

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