Cancer Treatment and Research

Advances in Radiation Therapy

Editors: Mittal, Bharat B., Purdy, James A., Ang, K.K. (Eds.)

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Recent advances in radiation oncology have depended upon and are intertwined with subsequent scientific discoveries and the development of new techniques in the fields of radiation and molecular biology, physics, electrical engineering, surgery, and medical oncology.
This volume describes how some of the recent discoveries in the radiological sciences have influenced the way radiation oncology is practised. As there are many advances in this field, the Editors have chosen to concentrate on selected topics in clinical radiotherapy, radiation physics and biology, and technical innovations that have had a major impact on radiation oncology in the past twenty years. It is hoped that the techniques described in this volume will increase tumor control and prolong patient survival and at the same time decrease radiation-induced side effects and complications.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Three-Dimensional Treatment Planning and Conformal Dose Delivery — A Physicist’s Perspective

    Purdy, James A.

    Pages 1-34

  • Radiation Therapy Beam Modulation Techniques

    Boyer, Arthur L.

    Pages 35-48

  • Computer-Controlled Delivery of 3D Conformal Radiation Treatments

    Mohan, Radhe (et al.)

    Pages 49-67

  • Implementation and Clinical Use of Portal Imaging

    Thomason, Cynthia L.

    Pages 69-99

  • Altered Fractionation: Radiobiological Principles, Clinical Results, and Potential for Dose Escalation

    Thames, Howard D. (et al.)

    Pages 101-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Radiation Therapy
Editors
  • Bharat B. Mittal
  • James A. Purdy
  • K.K. Ang
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
93
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5769-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5769-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-9981-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7644-6
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 305
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