From CT Innovation to Routine Clinical Application in Radiation Oncology


Commissioning of novel CT features can be a challenge in clinical practice. Guidelines and recommendations for this time-consuming task are often insufficient or even missing. Bridging the gap between purely research or proof-of-concept studies and everyday routine is a prerequisite to enable the implementation of innovative CT applications. Highlighting clinical gains together with sharing practical limitations and associated workflow changes are essential convincing arguments to guide widespread clinical use. To facilitate this complex process, this virtual special issue collects short communications, vision statements and full research publications focusing on the translation of CT innovations into clinical routine in radiotherapy.

Guest editors:

Dr. Vicki Taasti, Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW – School for Oncology, Maastricht University Medical Centre+, Maastricht, Netherlands

Dr. Patrick Wohlfahrt, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Manuscript submission information:

Submission deadline: December 31, 2022

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline. For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact Prof. Ludvig Muren via

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select the article type of “VSI: Implementation of CT Innovations in RT-RESEARCH PAPER”, “VSI: Implementation of CT Innovations in RT-SHORT COMMUNICATION” and “VSI: Implementation of CT Innovations in RT-REVIEW” accordingly when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here: Physics & Imaging in Radiation Oncology - Journal - Elsevier

All the submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Upon its editorial acceptance, your article will go into production immediately. It will be published in the latest regular issue, while be presented on the specific Special Issue webpage simultaneously. In regular issues, Special Issue articles will be clearly marked and branded.


CT innovations, Dual-energy CT, Clinical CT workflows, CT commissioning and quality assurance

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