Radiation Oncology

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

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

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This book, now in its fourth edition, is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics, and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers. All of the chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students and practitioners in the various fields of oncology with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.

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From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"This book provides a detailed outline of radiation therapy (RT) … . Although the text is extensive in its coverage of cancer types, each chapter is sufficiently succinct to be quite readable. … Although it is primarily aimed at radiation oncologists, the text will be of use to physicists and radiation therapists." (Martin A. Ebert, Australian Physics, Vol. 43 (4), 2006)

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{Reviewer} Nate Bittner, MD(University of Washington School Medical Center)

This excellent book is highly recommended for radiation oncology residents and practitioners. In particular, it focuses on many of the finer technical details of treatment which are often neglected in the standard radiation oncology reference books. Although the book is highly technical, it is concise and readable, making it an excellent reference.

 

 


Table of contents (33 chapters)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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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
  • Srinivasan Vijayakumar
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-35665-3
DOI
10.1007/3-540-35665-7
Edition Number
4
Number of Pages
XIV, 862
Number of Illustrations
314 b/w illustrations, 175 illustrations in colour
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