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By K.S. Clifford Chao MD, Carlos A. Perez MD, Luther W. Brady MD

Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. handbook for college students, citizens, and practitioners in radiation oncology. Designed to counterpoint accomplished textbooks. contains up to date content material, a brand new bankruptcy on IMRT, and new colour illustrations and computer-generated drawings. past variation: c1999. Softcover. DNLM: Neoplasms--radiotherapy--Handbooks.

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Many critical structures require the expertise of the radiation oncologist. Consultation with a diagnostic radiologist is often helpful. View Figure Fig. 4-1: A: Computed tomography scan of pelvis showing outline of prostate (gross tumor volume), bladder, and rectum. Lower inserts display contours of prostate on anteroposterior and lateral tomograms. B: Multiple detailed computed tomography scan views of pelvis illustrate contours of prostate (gross tumor volume), planning target volume, and normal structures.

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The PTV margin is specified by the radiation oncologist, taking into account the asymmetric nature of positional uncertainties. The PTV margin around a CTV should not be uniform. Certain limitations and practical issues must be clearly understood when ICRU Report No. 50 or No. 62 methodologies are adopted (16,17). In our clinic, the radiation oncologist specifies the PTV margin as an estimate based on clinical experience, taking into account published literature and intramural uncertainty studies; it is not treated as a simple summation (28).

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