Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Ion Beam Therapy

Fundamentals, Technology, Clinical Applications

Editors: Linz, Ute (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This is an excellent comprehensive review of all the current and past literature related to proton, neutron, and ionic treatment for cancers and vascular malformations seen in radiation oncology, neurosurgery. … I recommend this book highly to physicians, scholars, and students with an interest in the subject.” (Joseph J. Grenier, Amazon.com, October, 2014)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • From X-Rays to Ion Beams: A Short History of Radiation Therapy

    Slater, James M.

    Pages 3-16

  • The Place of Ion Beams in Clinical Applications

    Kim, Paul J. (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Socio-Economic Aspects of Ion Beam Therapy

    Konski, Andre

    Pages 31-41

  • Physical and Biological Rationale for Using Ions in Therapy

    Linz, Ute

    Pages 45-59

  • Early and Late Responses to Ion Irradiation

    Schulte, Reinhard (et al.)

    Pages 61-79

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-21414-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-21413-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ion Beam Therapy
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals, Technology, Clinical Applications
Editors
  • Ute Linz
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-21414-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-21414-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-21413-4
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 729
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