The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics (the Red Journal) has published a special edition that focuses on the use of diagnostic imaging for radiation oncology.
The issue includes more than 70 research articles and essays on imaging and radiation therapy, and it was edited by Dr. Sue Yom, PhD, a radiation oncologist at the University of California, San Francisco and deputy editor of the journal, and Kristy Brock, PhD, a medical physicist at MD Anderson Cancer Center and an associate senior editor.
In an introduction to the issue, Yom and Brock co-authored an editorial exploring the integration of imaging with radiation oncology, specifically asking whether imaging techniques can make therapies more precise and effective while also improving the ability to track long-term outcomes.
Key papers in the edition cover the following:
- The use of MRI to delineate tumor volume of bony metastases treated with stereotactic body radiation therapy
- The use of dual-source CT to assess dynamic dose variation to cardiac structures
- The accuracy of 4D conebeam CT for measuring target motion versus actual motion
- The use of semiquantitative FDG-PET to assess pathologic response of esophageal cancer to neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy
The edition is available in print and online, and it will be free to read online November 26-30.