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Treatment delivery, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and image-guided radiotherapy

Carl Rowbottom

in External Beam Therapy

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199696567
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191768682 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199696567.003.0003

Series: Radiotherapy in Practice

Treatment delivery, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and image-guided radiotherapy

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Chapter 3 discusses how successful delivery of external beam radiotherapy involves a number of complex processes beginning with the decision by the clinical oncologist to use radiotherapy as part of the patient’s cancer management, through the preparation and planning of the patient’s treatment, to the verification of the patient position and radiation dose delivered at the time of treatment.

Chapter.  8093 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Clinical Radiology

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