Radiation Oncology

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

Editors: Levitt, S.H., Purdy, J.A., Perez, C.A., Poortmans, P. (Eds.)

  • Unique in its in-depth coverage of the technological basis of radiation therapy
  • Jointly written by North American and European authors, increasing the book’s worldwide applicability
  • Explains basic concepts in treatment planning and the various approaches to optimize radiation therapy delivery
  • Documents practical clinical applications in the treatment of a wide range of cancer sites
  • Written by leading experts in the field
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About this book

This well-received book, now in its fifth edition, is unique in providing a detailed examination of the technological basis of radiation therapy. Another unique feature is that the chapters are jointly written by North American and European authors. This considerably broadens the book’s contents and increases its applicability in daily practice throughout the world. The book is divided into two sections. The first section covers basic concepts in treatment planning and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second discusses in depth the practical clinical applications of the different radiation therapy techniques in a wide range of cancer sites. All chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students, and practitioners with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.

Reviews

From the reviews of the fifth edition:

“This book Provides a unique approach to covering the physics of radiation oncology. … I would highly recommend this book for radiation oncology trainees who are seeking to understand the physics background to clinical radiation oncology treatments and for physics trainees who are seeking to understand how basic physics applies to clinical application. I would also recommend this book for any radiation oncology professional looking to update their knowledge on either a particular radiotherapy technique or clinical treatment site.” (Lois Holloway, Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine, Vol. 36, 2013)


Table of contents (37 chapters)

  • Practical Time–Dose Evaluations, or How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Linear Quadratics

    Fowler, Jack F.

    Pages 3-50

  • Radiobiology of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

    Song, Chang W. (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

  • Imaging in Radiation Therapy

    Ménard, Cynthia (et al.)

    Pages 63-83

  • Physics of Radiotherapy Planning and Delivery

    Purdy, James A. (et al.)

    Pages 85-132

  • Simulation in the Determination and Definition of Treatment Volume and Treatment Planning

    Mutic, Sasa (et al.)

    Pages 133-156

Buy this book

eBook $309.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11572-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $399.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11571-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy
Book Subtitle
Practical Clinical Applications
Editors
  • Seymour H Levitt
  • James A. Purdy
  • Carlos A. Perez
  • Philip Poortmans
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11572-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11572-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11571-4
Edition Number
5
Number of Pages
XV, 1148
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