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    Esther G. C. Troost, editor.
    Summary: This book equips readers with detailed knowledge on the current status of image-guided radiotherapy with photons and particles and highlights issues that need to be addressed in order to further improve treatment outcomes. The opening chapters cover clinical and technical aspects of target volume definition using anatomic (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging; MRI) as well as functional (MRI and positron emission tomography) imaging. Up-to-date information is then provided on the full range of image-guided high-precision radiotherapy techniques, including IMRT/VMAT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, MR-guided linear accelerators, MR-guided brachytherapy, and particle therapy. The role of ultrasonography in image-guided radiotherapy is discussed, as are the available means for target volume demarcation and stabilization and adaptive radiation therapy. Finally, outcome evaluation is explored in depth, with a particular focus on the role of multimodality imaging in predicting tumor control and normal tissue toxicity. The authors are experts in different specialties and the book will be of high value for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians, and radiation technicians.

    Contents:
    PART I) TARGET VOLUME DEFINITION
    Chapter 1) Use of [18F] FDG-PET for target volume definition in radiotherapy
    Chapter 2) Specific PET tracers for solid tumors and for definition of the biological target volume
    Chapter 3) Use of anatomical and functional MRI in radiation treatment planning-. PART II) IMAGE-GUIDED RT TECHNIQUES
    Chapter 4) In-room systems for patient positioning and motion control
    Chapter 5) IMRT/VMAT, SABR
    Chapter 6) Magnetic resonance-guided adaptive radiotherapy technical concepts
    Chapter 7) MR-integrated linear accelerators first clinical results
    Chapter 8) Image-guided adaptive brachytherapy
    Chapter 9) Ultrasonography in image-guided radiotherapy current status and future challenges
    Chapter 10) Means for target volume delineation and stabilisation: fiducial markers, balloons, and others
    Chapter 11) Artificial intelligence in radiation oncology: a rapidly evolving picture
    PART III) OUTCOME EVALUATION
    Chapter 12) Multimodality imaging for prediction of tumour control following radiotherapy
    Chapter 13) Modelling for radiation treatment outcome.
    Digital Access Springer 2022