The main objective of this book is to provide radiation oncologists with a clear, up-to-date guide to tumor delineation and contouring of organs at risk. With this in mind, a detailed overview of recent advances in imaging for radiation treatment planning is presented. Novel concepts for target volume delineation are explained, taking into account the innovations in imaging technology. Special attention is paid to the role of the newer imaging modalities, such as positron emission tomography and diffusion and perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. All of the most important tumor entities treated with radiation therapy are covered in the book. Each chapter is devoted to a particular tumor type and has been written by a recognized expert in that topic.
Introduction and Overview.-Target Volume Delineation: Different Tumor Entities.- Brain Gliomas and Brain Metastases.- Base of the Skulls/Orbita.- Spinal Column/ Spinal Cord.- Head- and Neck-Tumors.- Lung Tumors.- Liver and Pancreas Tumors.-Gastrointestinal Tumor: Esophagus.- Stomach.- Colorectal Carcinoma.- Anal Carcinoma.- Sarcoma.- Lymphomas.- Prostate Cancer.- Gynecological Cancer.- Bladder.- Mamma.