Radiation Oncology

Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders

Editors: Seegenschmiedt, M.H., Makoski, H.-B., Trott, K.-R., Brady, L.W. (Eds.)

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  • An unrivalled, up-to-date and comprehensive survey on the use of radiotherapy to treat non-malignant disorders
  • Includes detailed background information, including the radiobiological and physical principles of treatment and the rationale underlying the use of radiotherapy
  • Considers in depth the risks of radiotherapy, ranging from minor clinical problems to life-threatening diseases
  • Presents the extensive data from clinical studies in a well-structured and informative way
  • Adopts an interdisciplinary perspective, ensuring that the book will have broad appeal
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This volume discusses the general background, radiobiology, radiophysics and clinical applications of radiation therapy in the treatment of non-malignant diseases. Within 39 chapters, it documents the rationale and indications for the use of state-of-the-art radiotherapy for various non-malignant disorders of the CNS, head and neck, eye, skin and soft tissues, bone and joints, and the vascular system. In so doing, it draws attention to and elucidates the scope for application of radiotherapy beyond the treatment of malignancies. Both the risks and the benefits of such treatment are fully considered, the former ranging from minor clinical problems to life-threatening diseases. With the assistance of many tables and colored figures, the extensive data from clinical studies are presented in a well-structured and informative way. Each chapter concludes with a list of key points, allowing the reader to quickly comprehend the main facts. Since this approach offers an interdisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest not only to radiotherapists but also to many other practitioners and medical specialists, for example orthopedists, surgeons, and ophthalmologists.

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"This all-inclusive book addressing benign conditions that can be treated with radiation covers first principles for the radiobiology and physics associated with treatment and its delivery and then details the conditions, treatment options, and techniques of therapy. … the book is designed for practitioners and all medical specialists, particularly radiation oncologists, orthopedists, surgeons, and ophthalmologists. … an important addition to the literature for radiation oncologists as well as for a broad range of specialists. This is an outstanding resource for residents and clinicians … ." (Ann Pittier, Doody’s Review Service, May, 2008)

"The chapter in the textbook entitled Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders that covers the treatment of nonmalignant central nervous system (CNS) disorders by using ionizing radiation is a well-written, concise, and organized accounting of the current state of the art for physicians and residents in neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology, medical physics, and radiation oncology. … is an excellent reference guide for any clinical member of the treatment team for these diseases." (American Journal of Neuroradiology, Vol. 29, November-December, 2008)


Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiotherapy for Non-Malignant Disorders
Editors
  • Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
  • Hans-Bruno Makoski
  • Klaus-Rüdiger Trott
  • Luther W Brady
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68943-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68943-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-62550-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08292-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 748
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