By George N. Sfakianakis (auth.), Athanasios D. Gouliamos, John Andreou, Paris Kosmidis (eds.)
This encompassing ebook is designed to give a contribution to a teamwork strategy via selling figuring out among radiologists and medical oncologists. the entire at the moment on hand imaging modalities of relevance in scientific oncology are lined, and the presentation of a vast spectrum of oncologic illnesses (of such a lot organ platforms) on those modalities is mentioned and illustrated. The position of multiparametric and multimodality imaging ways offering either morphologic and sensible details is taken into account intimately, and cautious cognizance is paid to the newest advancements in greater box (3T) MR imaging and complicated MR strategies corresponding to diffusion-weighted imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, perfusion-weighted imaging and spectroscopy. the key problem of incorporating development in quantitative imaging know-how into radiotherapy remedy making plans, information, and tracking can also be addressed.
This ebook will help in refining the therapy method in quite a few oncologic ailments and organ structures according to particular imaging positive aspects. it is going to be of worth to radiologists, oncologists, and different doctors keen on the prognosis and therapy of oncology sufferers.
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1, MRI may be used as an alternative to CT for measurements in most neoplasias, excluding those involving the lungs. It is well known that the clinical applications of MRI in oncological imaging are continuously expanding since the first edition of RECIST, while it is also considered as examination of choice or first-line in some specific neoplasias, like in children and young adults. Specifically, in childhood neoplasias, MRI offers better estimation of the extent of the disease (paraspinal/ intracanalicular neuroblastoma is a typical example) and it does not involve the use of potentially harmful radiation.
Ling CC, Humm J, Larson S et al (2000) Towards multidimensional radiotherapy (MD-CRT): biological imaging and biological conformality. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 47:551–560 4 Interventional Radiology in Oncology Michael K. Glynos and Katerina S. Malagari The contribution of interventional radiology in oncology was from its early years consisted of diagnostic procedures like percutaneous biopsy and palliative procedures as biliary drainage and stenting, nephrostomy and ureteral stenting, percutaneous gastrostomy, vascular, esophageal, or enteral stent insertion.
These patients showed a better treatment outcome (31 vs. 16 months) and increase 1 year survival from 8 to 17 %  (Figs. 8). An important step in the procedure of tumor and organs at risk delineation is the alignment of medical images, which results from the spatial Fig. 7 Lung cancer patient, PET/CT shows the active metabolic part of the tumor and distinguishes it from atelectasis placement of two or more sets of data in a way that the common structures coincide. This procedure is called image fusion and combines different image modalities to provide the maximum diagnostic information.