Brachytherapy: Applications and Techniques
Phillip M. Devlin
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2007 - Medical - 420 pages
Written by the foremost experts in the field, this volume is a comprehensive text and practical reference on contemporary brachytherapy. The book provides detailed, site-specific information on applications and techniques of brachytherapy in the head and neck, central nervous system, breast, thorax, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary tract, as well as on gynecologic brachytherapy, low dose rate and high dose rate sarcoma brachytherapy, vascular brachytherapy, and pediatric applications.
The book thoroughly describes and compares the four major techniques used in brachytherapy—intracavity, interstitial, surface-dose or mold therapy, and transluminal. Chapters detail particular techniques that are appropriate in specific clinical situations.
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Contributors List vii Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy
Harvey J Mamon and Christopher G Willett
Technical Physics Support for Gynecologic Brachytherapy
Robert A Cormack Jorgen L Hansen 10 Soft Tissue Sarcoma Brachytherapy
Central Nervous System Brachytherapy 93 12 Role of Brachytherapy in Pediatrics
Arnab Chakravarti Thomas F DeLaney and Thomas E Merchant and Matthew J Krasin
Breast Brachytherapy 115 Gerard Walsh Linda L Lively James E Hugh III