Medical physics principles of radiosurgery.

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serval:BIB_567E942D70A8
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Medical physics principles of radiosurgery.
Journal
Progress in Neurological Surgery
Author(s)
Simon S., Desmedt F., Vanderlinden B., Gevaert T., Vandekerkhove C., Grell A.S., Levivier M.
ISSN
0079-6492
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Volume
20
Pages
43-49
Language
english
Abstract
Beside basic physical notions such as ionizing radiation, beam production and beam characteristics, this chapter will focus on two major principles that should always be considered in a radiosurgery procedure: conformity and selectivity. Those parameters are influenced by different physical beam properties, by the type of beam delivery device and by the way the dose is delivered. Conformity and selectivity should be evaluated for each treatment with the help of some specific indices, i.e. target volume ratio and normal volume ratio based on the dose-volume histograms.
Keywords
Cobalt Radioisotopes, Humans, Particle Accelerators, Patient Selection, Radiosurgery/instrumentation, Radiosurgery/methods, Radiotherapy Dosage
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