Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy: Practical Clinical Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 7, 2008 - Medical - 862 pages
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This book, now in its fourth edition, is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics, and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers. All of the chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students and practitioners in the various fields of oncology with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.

 

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explanations for various mechanisms of actions of Xrays are very fantastic

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A concise, well-written, easy to use book. Useful details on treatment planning, very practical overall. Highly recommended for intermediate-senior radiation oncology residents

Contents

Practical TimeDose Evaluations or How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Linear Quadratics
3
Second Malignancies Following Radiotherapy
33
Clinical Principles and Applications of Chemoirradiation
39
Imaging in Radiation Therapy Recent Advances and Their Role in Radiotherapy
57
Physics of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology
69
The Simulation Process in the Determination and Definition of the Treatment Volume and Treatment Planning
107
Clinical Applications of HighEnergy Electrons
135
Treatment Aids for External Beam Radiotherapy
167
Breast Cancer
485
Carcinoma of the Esophagus
511
Carcinoma of the Lung
525
Cancers of the Colon Rectum and Anus
545
Bladder CancerTechnical Basis of Radiation Therapy
561
Radiation Therapy for Cervical Cancer
579
Technical Aspects of Radiation Therapy in Endometrial Carcinoma
599
Vulva
631

ThreeDimensional Treatment Planning and Conformal Therapy
179
IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy
203
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy
233
Physics and Clinical Aspects of Brachytherapy
255
Radiobiology of Low and HighDoseRate Brachytherapy
291
Clinical Applications of Low Dose Rate and Medium Dose Rate Brachytherapy
309
Clinical Applications of HighDoseRate Brachytherapy
379
Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology
395
Practical Clinical Applications
423
Central Nervous System Tumors
425
Head and Neck Cancer
453
Carcinoma of the Vagina
657
Prostate
687
Testicular Cancer
739
Extremity Soft Tissue Sarcoma in Adults
755
Total Body Irradiation Conditioning Regimens in Stem Cell Transplantation
785
Radiotherapy for Hodgkins Disease
805
Techniques of Intravascular Brachytherapy
837
Subject Index
843
List of Contributors
857
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Department Chair and Professor, Department of radiation Oncology, University of Mississippi Medical Center