Robotic Radiosurgery

Robotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications

Editors: Ponsky, L., Fuller, D.B., Meier, R.M., Ma, C. (Eds.)

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  • Presents current knowledge on all aspects of the treatment of prostate cancer by means of robotic radiosurgery
  • Examines the problem of patient motion during radiation therapy and explains how robotic radiosurgery overcomes this
  • Discusses in detail the role of hypofractionated radiation delivery using robotic radiosurgery
  • Examines emerging genitourinary applications
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The treatment of prostate cancer continues to be problematic owing to serious side-effects, including erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Robotic radiosurgery offers a novel, rapid, non-invasive outpatient treatment option that combines robotics, advanced image-guided spatial positioning, and motion detection with submillimeter precision. This book examines all aspects of the treatment of prostate cancer with robotic radiosurgery. It explains how image-guided robotic radiosurgery overcomes the problem of patient motion during radiation therapy by continuously identifying the precise location of the prostate tumor throughout the course of treatment. Hypofractionated radiation delivery by means of robotic radiosurgery systems is also discussed in detail. The book closes by examining other emerging genitourinary applications of robotic radiosurgery. All of the authors are experts in their field who present a persuasive case for this fascinating technique.

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“This is a timely book summarising the development and current status of the use of stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of urological cancers … and so this book is very helpful for all those urologists and oncologists who wish to become involved with stereotactic radiotherapy now or in the future. The book provides a good overview of the subject, which will undoubtedly be useful in the clinic when patients enquire about stereotactic treatment and where it fits into the standard armamentarium of treatment options.” (Rob Hughes, Urology News, January/February, 2013)

“Topics are well presented and discussed in 5 parts … all well written and discussed by radiotherapists, radiologic-oncologists and urologists. … The authors are to be praised for the updated, precise way the different topics are presented and discussed … . This is a very useful, revealing book for all those dealing with prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment, as well for those radiologists who want to be kept abreast of the continuous evolution and improvements in the field of Medicine … .” (Giampiero Beluffi, La radiologia medica, Vol. 118, 2013)

“Lee Ponsky and co-editors, helped by more than 40 worldwide experts, wrote an original textbook dedicated to urological applications of radiosurgery. The first part provided the reader with general information. … An important part of the book was dedicated to hypofractionated radiation therapy and based on radiobiological aspects of the treatment. Undoubtedly, this textbook is intended for radiotherapists and oncologists. … urologists involved in prostate cancer management will find ample amount of information, essential in pluri-disciplinary clinical exchanges.” (Paul Meria, European Urology Today, August/September, 2012)


Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Radiosurgery, a Treatment Principle: From Brain to Body

    Pages 3-7

    Muacevic, Alexander, M.D.

  • Radiosurgery as a Multidisciplinary Practice

    Pages 9-14

    Ponsky, Lee E., M.D. (et al.)

  • Building a Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer

    Pages 15-25

    Katz, Alan J., M.D.

  • Prostate Anatomy and Prostate Cancer Screening, Diagnosis, Staging, and Prevention

    Pages 29-40

    Umbreit, Eric, M.D. (et al.)

  • Prostate Surgery and the Evolution to Minimally Invasive Therapies

    Pages 41-47

    Ponsky, Lee E., M.D. (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-11495-3
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-11494-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-662-51960-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications
Editors
  • Lee Ponsky
  • Donald B. Fuller
  • Robert M. Meier
  • Charlie Ma
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11495-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11495-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11494-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51960-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 245
Topics