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Ion Beam Therapy

Fundamentals, Technology, Clinical Applications

Linz, Ute (Ed.)

2012, XXXV, 729p. 234 illus., 185 illus. in color.

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  • Combines first-hand technical, biophysical, and clinical reviews  on all aspects of ion beam therapy
  • Comprises contributions from the leading academic institutions and leading industrial players in the field
  • Contains a detailed description of a novel single-room ion beam facility Is a must for clinicians, accelerator and medical physicists, radiobiologists, educated patients, health economists, and members of regulatory bodies alike
The book provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the basics, the technology, and the clinical use of ion beams for radiation therapy. Theoretical background, technical components, and patient treatment schemes are delineated by the leading experts that helped to develop this field from a research niche to its current highly sophisticated and powerful clinical treatment level used to the benefit of cancer patients worldwide.
Rather than being a side-by-side collection of articles, this book consists of related chapters. It is a common achievement by 76 experts from around the world. Their expertise reflects the diversity of the field with radiation therapy, medical and accelerator physics, radiobiology, computer science, engineering, and health economics. The book addresses a similarly broad audience ranging from professionals that need to know more about this novel treatment modality or consider to enter the field of ion beam therapy as a researcher. However, it is also written for the interested public and for patients who might want to learn about this treatment option.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » cancer therapy - clinical results of ion therapy - devices for ion beam therapy - gantry design - ion beam therapy reference - medical accelerators - proton therapy - radiotherapy - socio-economic aspects of ion beam therapy - treatment planning

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Biomedical Engineering - Cancer Research - Energy - Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

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