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Vol 22, No 4 (2017)
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Published online: 2017-07-01
Submitted: 2016-12-23
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Personalized radiotherapy treatment planning based on functional imaging

Malgorzata Skórska, Tomasz Piotrowski
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2017.04.002
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2017;22(4):327-330.

open access

Vol 22, No 4 (2017)
Review
Published online: 2017-07-01
Submitted: 2016-12-23

Abstract

In recent years, a huge progress in the field of radiotherapy could be observed. From treating patients with kilo-voltage X-rays units to cutting edge technology that can deliver a certain dose with an extreme precision. Modern radiotherapy is characterized, among others, by an individualized approach to the patient. This can be provided by functional imaging which is another step toward a better tumor control. In this paper, we discuss the potential application of functional imaging modalities in personalized radiotherapy planning with emphasis on dose painting. Some limitations of this approach will also be evaluated.

Abstract

In recent years, a huge progress in the field of radiotherapy could be observed. From treating patients with kilo-voltage X-rays units to cutting edge technology that can deliver a certain dose with an extreme precision. Modern radiotherapy is characterized, among others, by an individualized approach to the patient. This can be provided by functional imaging which is another step toward a better tumor control. In this paper, we discuss the potential application of functional imaging modalities in personalized radiotherapy planning with emphasis on dose painting. Some limitations of this approach will also be evaluated.

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Keywords

Dose painting; Radiotherapy; Functional imaging; fMRI; PET

About this article
Title

Personalized radiotherapy treatment planning based on functional imaging

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 22, No 4 (2017)

Pages

327-330

Published online

2017-07-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2017.04.002

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2017;22(4):327-330.

Keywords

Dose painting
Radiotherapy
Functional imaging
fMRI
PET

Authors

Malgorzata Skórska
Tomasz Piotrowski

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