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Title: Detectors for imaging in radiation therapy
Authors: Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Ξυδιάς, Π.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Nuclear medicine;Πυρηνική ιατρική;Patient positioning;Τοποθέτηση ασθενούς;Treatment;Θεραπεία;Imaging technology;Τεχνολογία απεικόνισης
Subjects: Medicine
Medical physics
Ιατρική φυσική
Issue Date: 30-Jan-2015
Date of availability: 30-Jan-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Abstract: Despite the many advances in patient positioning, dose deliverance as intended remains a difficult practical issue due to a number of complicating factors.Various techniques and methods have been developed over the years for accurate patient positioning.It has long been recognized that the use of the therapy x-ray beam itself to create portal images can be of significant benefit in assuring correct delivery of the radiation dose. The present study is a brief overview of the detectors incorporated on electronic portal imaging devices imposed by the nature of the application and the physics of the imaging source. It is a summary of the challenges and constraints inherent to portal imaging along with a concise, historical review of the technologies that have been explored and developed. This is followed by a detailed description of a new, high performance, portal imaging technology, which is presently undergoing commercial introduction.
Description: Special issue: Scientific papers presented on the 3nd International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modeling/Simulation & Optimization in Athens, 8-11 July, 2009. Mini symposium on Medical Imaging, organized by G. Panayiotakis, I. Kandarakis, G. Fountos and I. Valais
Language: English
Citation: Valais, I.G. and Xydias, P.C. (2010). Detectors for imaging in radiation therapy. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 5(2): 75-86. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 05, τεύχος 2 (2010)

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