Current Clinical Oncology

Intraoperative Irradiation

Techniques and Results

Editors: Gunderson, L.L., Willett, C.G., Calvo, F.A., Harrison, L.B. (Eds.)

  • Details IORT indications, techniques, and results
  • Covers issues of basic science and physics
  • Provides a more balanced presentation of techniques and results by disease-site
  • Multi-national and multi-disciplinary authorship including both radiation oncologists and surgeons
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The rationale for using intraoperative irradiation (IORT) is based on the realization that tolerable doses of eternal beam radiation are often insufficient to achieve control of locally advanced malignancies. In these instances, the IORT component of treatment becomes the optimal conformal technique of irradiation, since dose-limiting organs or structures can either be surgically displaced or protected by placement of lead shielding.

This fully revised and expanded second edition is of interest to those with intraoperative electron (IOERT) capabilities, high-dose-rate brachytherapy (HDR-IORT) capabilities, or both. Techniques, indications, and results are discussed by disease site. Each chapter is dual authored by a radiation oncologist and a surgeon, giving a balanced presentation of clinical scenarios. Issues of basic science and physics are also covered, and a notable chapter on normal tissue tolerance is included.

Intraoperative Irradiation: Techniques and Results, Second Edition is a superb compilation, providing essential cutting-edge knowledge. It is a foundation for physicians as IORT develops and becomes more widely available.

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Rationale and Historical Perspective of Intraoperative Irradiation

    Gunderson, Leonard L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Biology of Large Dose per Fraction Irradiation

    Okunieff, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Intraoperative Electron Beam Irradiation: Physics and Techniques

    Biggs, Peter (et al.)

    Pages 51-72

  • HDR-IORT: Physics and Techniques

    Furhang, Eli E. (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

  • Electronic Brachytherapy/Low KV-IORT: Physics and Techniques

    Kraus-Tiefenbacher, Uta (et al.)

    Pages 85-98

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Intraoperative Irradiation
Book Subtitle
Techniques and Results
Editors
  • Leonard L. Gunderson
  • Christopher G. Willett
  • Felipe A. Calvo
  • Louis B. Harrison
Series Title
Current Clinical Oncology
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-61779-015-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-61779-015-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-61779-014-0
Series ISSN
2364-1134
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVII, 529
Topics