Interventional Oncology: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Radiologist

Overview

Interventional Oncology is a fast-growing new field, as well as an emerging specialty. Many minimally-invasive, imaging-guided procedures seem set to replace more traditional open surgical techniques of treating solid tumors in a variety of organs. The aim of this book is to describe new interventional radiological methods in a succinct and practical form. Diagnostic radiological considerations relevant to the selection and follow-up of patients are also covered. The book begins with an overview of the basic ...
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Overview

Interventional Oncology is a fast-growing new field, as well as an emerging specialty. Many minimally-invasive, imaging-guided procedures seem set to replace more traditional open surgical techniques of treating solid tumors in a variety of organs. The aim of this book is to describe new interventional radiological methods in a succinct and practical form. Diagnostic radiological considerations relevant to the selection and follow-up of patients are also covered. The book begins with an overview of the basic principles of current interventional techniques, including thermal ablation, high intensity focused ultrasound, and embolization. Later chapters focus on tumors of the liver, kidney, lung, and bone, placing new interventional techniques in context by referring to the surgical and oncologic methods of treating the same conditions. With an emphasis on best practices, Interventional Oncology: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Radiologist will serve as a definitive guide to practicing physicians involved in this rapidly evolving field.
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Reviewer: Neal W Wilkinson, MD (Kalispell Regional Medical Center)
Description: The authors explore in detail the wide variety of procedures in the emerging field of interventional oncology, with a focus on indications, complications, and results. To my knowledge, this is the only book devoted solely to this field.
Purpose: Historically, oncology has been classified as either a surgical, medical, or radiation field. In recent years, a new field of minimally invasive percutaneous and endoscopic treatments has evolved. Interventional radiologists have assumed many of these roles, moving away from more typical roles in vascular, trauma, and venous access. The authors comprehensively cover the new field of "interventional oncology."
Audience: This is perfect as a single source of information for clinical interventional radiologists wanting more specific details on novel techniques and new indications. The busy medical, radiation, and surgical oncology services also will find the book a helpful source of technical detail, new indications, and limitations. Chapters dedicated to liver, kidney, lung, and bone may interest a wider audience.
Features: The book covers a wide variety of topics, but focuses on what interventional oncologists have to offer cancer patients. Technical chapters cover embolization and ablation, followed by chapters that delve into the specifics of each organ and cancer type: liver, kidney, lung, bone, and others. Each of these topics is well developed. However, the book omits some areas such as percutaneous transhepatic access, stenting, and therapeutics.
Assessment: This book fills a void. Interventional radiologists who devote time and effort to caring for cancer patients will find the recognition of this newly designated field rewarding. Clinicians who deal with radiologists will learn specifics about the field that are often elusive.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441914682
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 11/24/2011
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194

Table of Contents

Section I: Principles Chapter 1: Principles of Medical Oncology and Chemotherapy
Chapter 2: Modern Radiation Therapy Approaches: Targeted and Ablative Strategies Chapter 3: Principles of Radiofrequency Ablation Chapter 4: Principles of Cryoablation Chapter 5: The Principles of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Chapter 6: The Role of Diagnostic Imaging in the Planning and Evaluation of Ablation Techniques Chapter 7: Principles of Embolization Section II: Liver Chapter 8: Non-Radiological Treatment for Liver Tumors Chapter 9: Principles of Liver Embolization Chapter 10: Radiofrequency Ablation and Microwave Ablation for Liver Tumors Section III: Kidney Chapter 11: Non-Radiological Treatment for Renal Tumors Chapter 12: Embolotherapy for Renal Tumors Chapter 13: Radiofrequency Ablation, Cryotherapy, and Microwave Ablation for Renal Tumors
Section IV: Lung Chapter 14: Non-Radiological Treatment for Lung Tumors Chapter 15: Radiofrequency Ablation, Microwave Ablation, and Cryoablation for Lung Tumors Section V: Bone Chapter 16: Radiation Therapy of Bone Metastasis Chapter 17: Percutaneous Bone Tumor Management
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