The Role of Particle Therapy for the Treatment of Skull Base Tumors and Tumors of the Central Nervous System (CNS)

Christian D. Diehl, Lia M. Halasz, Jan J. Wilkens, Anca Ligia Grosu, Stephanie E. Combs

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Abstract

Radiation therapy (RT) is a mainstay in the interdisciplinary treatment of brain tumors of the skull base and brain. Technical innovations during the past 2 decades have allowed for increasingly precise treatment with better sparing of adjacent healthy tissues to prevent treatment-related side effects that influence patients' quality of life. Particle therapy with protons and charged ions offer favorable kinetics with sharp dose deposition in a well-defined depth (Bragg-Peak) and a steep radiation fall-off beyond that maximum. This review highlights the role of particle therapy in the management of primary brain tumors and tumors of the skull base.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Seiten (von - bis)49-61
Seitenumfang13
FachzeitschriftTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Jahrgang28
Ausgabenummer2
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Apr. 2019
Extern publiziertJa

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