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Quality Assurance in Conformal Radiation Therapy

  • Isaac I. Rosen
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

The delivery of conformal treatments, in which the high-dose region of the dose distribution closely conforms to the shape of the target volume in three dimensions, has been a long-standing goal of radiation therapy. In its broadest sense, conformal radiation therapy includes many conventional therapy techniques: external beam photon therapy using shaped beams, beam modifiers, and rotations to focus the radiation onto well-defined target volumes; stereotaxic radiosurgery; electron beam therapy using bolus and compensation; and many brachy-therapy procedures. Usually, however, conformal radiation therapy refers to external beam photon treatments using complex, technologically sophisticated arrangements of customized static beams or dynamic irradiations.

Keywords

Treatment Planning System Acceptance Testing Electronic Portal Imaging Device Conformal Technique Conformal Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isaac I. Rosen
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  1. 1.M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Radiation PhysicsUniversity of TexasHoustonUSA

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