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An Overview of Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN:2167-7964

OMICS Journal of Radiology
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An Overview of Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT)

Krauss DJ*
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
Corresponding Author : Krauss DJ
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Department of Radiation Oncology
Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
Tel: 248-551-3576
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 12, 2014; Accepted June 19, 2014; Published June 26, 2014
Citation: Krauss DJ (2014) An Overview of Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT). OMICS J Radiol S1:002. doi: 10.4172/2167-7964.S1-002
Copyright: © 2014 Krauss DJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) has undergone a continuous evolution of refinements leading up to the sophisticated techniques currently implemented as standard treatment, in radiation oncology clinics. This paper aims to summarize, in a general fashion, the key advances that have resulted in the ability of radiation oncologists to deliver increased radiotherapy doses to tumors, reduce doses to normal tissues, limit treatment related toxicity/complications, and increase patient convenience.

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