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ISSN: 2155-9619

Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy
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Review Article

Motion Management in Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Geoffrey G. Zhang*, Hsiang-Hsuan Michael Yu, Craig W. Stevens, Thomas J. Dilling, Sarah E. Hoffe, Eduardo G. Moros and Vladimir Feygelman

Radiation Oncology Department, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Geoffrey G. Zhang
Radiation Oncology Department
Moffitt Cancer Center
Tampa, Florida, USA
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: June 29, 2012; Accepted date: July 24, 2012; Published date: July 26, 2012

Citation: Zhang GG, Michael Yu HH, Stevens CW, Dilling TJ, Hoffe SE, et al (2012) Motion Management in Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy. J Nucl Med Radiat Ther S6:012.doi:10.4172/2155-9619.S6-012

Copyright: © 2012 Zhang GG, et al. 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.


With the technologic advancements in image guidance and dose delivery, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) is being widely used for cancer treatment in various anatomical locations as a noninvasive alternative to surgery. To deliver ablative doses to tumors with limited normal tissue toxicity, SBRT requires high accuracy in treatment setup which requires taking tumor motion into account. Techniques are also applied in SBRT to minimize tumor motion during dose delivery. This paper reviews techniques for motion management in SBRT.

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