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Modern Imaging in the Follow-up of Brain Tumor Therapy

  • S. Neuenschwander
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)

Abstract

During the last decade, the management of brain tumor has changed considerably: modern surgical techniques, including computer-assisted resection, permit a greater degree of resection in a larger number of patients, reducing neurological damage [1, 2]. New radiation therapy techniques attempt to escalate the dose of radiation without increasing the risk of radiation-induced toxicity. These techniques include hyperfractionation, three-dimensional conformal treatment planning, interstitial brachytherapy, radiosurgery, fractionated stereotaxic radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy. All these sophisticated therapeutic possibilities imply a precise delineation of the target, with pretreatment planning optimally using 3D, image fusion and simulation.

Keywords

Positron Emission Tomography Radiation Necrosis Proton Beam Therapy Surveillance Imaging Brain Stem Glioma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Neuenschwander
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Nuclear MedicineInstitut CurieParisFrance

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