Image-Guided Radiation therapy; Basic Concepts and Clinical PotentialsOmar Abdel-Rahman*
Clinical Oncology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Omar Abdel-Rahman
Clinical Oncology Department
Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University
Lotfy Elsayed Street, Cairo, Postal Code: 11665, Egypt
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Received date: June 07, 2014; Accepted date July 07, 2014; Published date: July 25, 2014
Citation: Abdel-Rahman O (2014) Image-Guided Radiation therapy; Basic Concepts and Clinical Potentials. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther 5:181. doi: 10.4172/2155-9619.1000181
Copyright: © 2014 Abdel-Rahman O, 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.
The adaptation and integration of imaging into the process of cancer detection, diagnosis, and intervention is an area of medicine that is undergoing extremely rapid development. Radiation therapy is a prime example of this change. While the objectives of these developments are clear, they raise numerous issues regarding the skills and resources that assure these technologies are appropriately integrated and applied. We will explore the basic concepts related to image guidance in various radiotherapy-related procedures with special emphasis on the clinical potentials of this impressive technology.