This course, jointly organised by ESOR (European School Of Radiology) and ESTRO, aims at promoting an integrated approach between specialists involved in multidisciplinary tumour boards to tailor the best treatment for each individual patient by exploiting the use of imaging.
New advanced imaging technology not only provides morphological information on tumour extension, but also information on tumour function and biology. It not only allows a good evaluation of tumour response during and after treatment, but also an early detection of tumour recurrence. Radiation oncologists increasingly use hybrid equipment in which diagnostic imaging technology is incorporated within the radiation treatment machines to allow continuous adaptation of radiation treatment according to the daily response of tumour, the surrounding organs and their movements. Radiologists involved in multidisciplinary management teams increasingly recognise the impact of their diagnostic information on clinical decision-making and treatment planning.