Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions / Edition 3

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Ideal for on-the-spot consultation, this pocket manual, Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions,  provides easily accessible information for residents and practitioners in radiation oncology. It presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the clinical setting. The first eight chapters of the book focus on key basic concepts; the remaining 46 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types. Includes coverage of pain and palliation, and covers all latest therapeutic techniques. This edition includes expanded information on image-guided therapy, 3D techniques, and 4D protocols. The updated cancer staging guidelines have been used throughout the manual.  In addition, there is a brand-new chapter devoted to QUANTEC dosage recommendations.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: James G Douglas, MD, MS (Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County)
Description: This is a much-needed update of a concise, well-organized, organ-specific outline of diagnosis, anatomy, natural history, and treatment paradigms in radiation oncology with outcomes data. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a book that is "a bridge for students and practitioners to connect questions arising in the clinic to the comprehensive texts and the research journals." The authors successfully attain these objectives.
Audience: The book is written for medical students, radiation oncology residents, and practitioners. It is especially useful for students and residents in radiation oncology. The authors are well known as experts in the field.
Features: After several chapters dealing with broad subjects such as physics, dosimetry and treatment planning, brachytherapy, late effects, radionuclide use, and modern technological advances, the book is organized by specific anatomic disease sites. The data is presented largely in an outline format in well-organized chapters that make liberal use of tables and diagrams. The book does not go into depth in any particular area, but that is not its purpose.
Assessment: This update is necessary as much has transpired in the field of radiation oncology since the last edition was published 10 years ago. It would be useful to update this book every five years at a minimum. This is a helpful source for an overview of any particular anatomic disease site and is quite useful as a starting resource.
From the Publisher

"This is a much-needed update of a concise, well-organized, organ-specific outline of diagnosis, anatomy, natural history, and treatment paradigms in radiation oncology with outcomes data. The previous edition was published in 2002."

Weighted Numerical Score: 82 - 3 Stars

- Doody Enterprises, Inc. (May 2012)

  - James G Douglas, MD, MS(Indiana University School of Medicine)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781605479118
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/16/2011
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

preface v

Contributors vi

Acknowledgments xi

1 Fundamentals of Patient Management Leslie K. Ballas Amish A. Shah 1

2 Beam Dosimetry; Physics, and Clinical Applications Cheng-Shie Wuu 13

3 Three-Dimensional Physics and Treatment Planning Cheng-Shie Wuu 31

4 Advanced Treatment Technology (IMRT, SRS, SBRT, IGRT, Proton Beam Therapy) Cheng -Shie Wuu Tim Marinelli 41

5 Altered Fractionation Schedules Sally A. Amundson 57

6 Physics and Dosimetry of Brachytherapy Cheng-Shie Wuu 67

7 Unseale'd Radionuclides: Physics and Clinical Applications Cheng-Shie Wuu 93

8 Late Effects of Cancer Treatment and the QUANTEC Review Leslie K. Ballas K.S. Clifford Chao Tim Marinelli 103

9 Skin Cancer, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome Related Malignancies, and Kaposi's Sarcoma Israel Deutsch 119

10 Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Wasect Z. Vance Amish A. Shah 135

11 Management of Adult Central Nervous System Tumors Amish A. Shah 145

12 Eye Ryan J.Burri 193

13 Ear Ryan J. Burri 203

14 Nasopharynx Ryan J. Burri 211

15 Nasal Cavity and Paranasal Sinuses Joshua E. Meyer Bhupesh Parashar 227

16 Salivary Glands Joshua E. Meyer Bhupesh Parashar 237

17 Oral Cavity Bhupesh Parashar 247

18 Oropharynx and Hypopharynx Bhupcsh Parashar 259

19 Larynx Bhupesh Parashar 285

20 Unusual Nonepithelial Tumors of the Head and Neck Bhupesh Pararhar 299

21 Thyroid Ryan J. Burri 319

22 Lung Amish A. Shah 327

23 Esophagus Amish A, Shah K.S. Clifford Chao 357

24 Breast: Stage Tis, T1, and T2 Tumors Amish A. Shah K.S. Clifford Chao 373

25 Breast: Locally Advanced (T3 and T4), Inflammatory, and Recurrent Tumors Mary Katherine Hayes 405

26 Stomach Amish A. Shah K.S. Clifford Chao 417

27 Pancreas and Hepatobiliary Tract Amish A. Shah K.S. Clifford Chao 427

28 Colon and Rectum K.S. Clifford Chao 443

29 Anan Canal Amish A. Shah K.S. Clifford Chao 455

30 Upper Urinary Tract Israel Deutsch 469

31 Bladder Israel Deutsch 483

32 Prostate Israel Deutsch 495

33 Testis Israel Deutsch 523

34 Urethra and Penis Israel Deutsch 539

35 Uterine Cervix Priti Patel A. Gabriella Wernicke 555

36 Endometrium Priti Patel A. Gabriella Wernicke 579

37 Ovary and Fallopian Tube A. Gabriella Wernicke 591

38 Vagina A. Gabriella Wernicke 609

39 Vulva A. Gabriella wtmicke 623

40 Hodgkin's Disease Waseet Z. Vance Amish A. Shah 639

41 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphomas Waseet Z. Vanu AmishA. Shah 659

42 Multiple Myeloma and Plasmacytomas Waseet Z. Vance, Amish A. Shah 681

43 Bone and Ewing's Sarcoma Ryan J. Burri 691

44 Soft Tissue Sarcoma Ryan J. Burri 703

45 Brain Tumors in Children Ryan J. Burri 719

46 Wilrn's Tumor Ryan J. Burri 737

47 Neuroblastoma Ryan J. Burri 745

48 Rhabdomyosarcoma Ryan J. Burri 755

49 Lymphomas in Children Leslie K. Ballas Amish A. Shah 767

50 Radiation Treatment of Benign Disease Waseet Z. Vance K.S. Clifford Chao 779

51 Palliation: Brain, Spinal Cord, Bone, and Visceral Metastases Leslie K. Ballas Amish A. Shah 795

52 Pain Management Leena Mathew 807

Appendix: Commonly Prescribed Drugs Israel Deutsch 817

Index 841

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  • Posted March 1, 2012

    use of multi-modal deformable solid registration needed!

    There is a new world intellectual champion in the field of deformable solid registration. Our paper (1) solves an intractable computing problem when the minimum energy does not correspond to the solution. When 100 parallel computers are linked, it will only get to the wrong solutions 100x faster - truly a fastlane to failure (sorry NSF I borrowed your idea and post my challenge on your walls). I am inviting Northern Europe to challenge my intellectual global dominance, solving an intractable computing problem, no future by-passes (1). An active global dominance is like your neighborhood pizza guy stick his recipe on the pizza guy down the street and screaming I am better than you and going to tell all my customers that. Can you imaging what the other pizza guy will do?

    This is the daily email sent out counting the days for a month:
    Time = Day 30 of 30 (Feb 23, 2012), for an active global challenge to be #1.
    Hi, how are you?
    Do you have a faster or know of a more accurate program to solve the problem of large deformations in registering multi-modal images. This is until now an intractable computational problem. Our solution is being integrated into prostate cancer radiation treatment to spare potency. Our solution will benefit the fields of medicine, computing and engineering, so I'm opening this challenge to the colleagues in computer science, applied mathematics and engineering.

    My claim = # 1 in solving large deformations in image registration.

    I am gathering the answers to this global challenge from more than a few dozen universities in Asia, Europe, North and South Americas, Australia, Middle East, and the Nordic region. I'll start to write it up for publication in the end of Feb, 2012.
    I welcome anyone to meet this challenge. This rigorous established the singularity of our algorithm (1). It is anticipated that our work will survive this world-wide challenge.

    To demonstrate the big gap between what is commercially available and what is needed in the clinic. Using reference 2 as an example, the MRI information was transferred to the CT scan using fusion. Fair to say, the study was performed using the state of the art fusion algorithms available. Rightly so, the IGRT was done with or with image registration. However, without image registration or simply use fusion (that implies rigid body translations and rotations) are simply subpar and should be wiped out. Your algorithm is by-passable, more computers in parallel will likely bring you down. Please challenge my assertion here. I love to be wrong on this. Anyhow, yours (3) is by-passable, right? Since we have solved deformable solid registration (1) with error estimation. The accuracy of the fusion is judged by eye-balling only. There is no quantification of the additional planning margin required to account for the errors in registration. Our algorithms have extensions in the arena of engineering and applied mathematics. Our implemented algorithms are a part of our Interactive Specialized Prostate Image Registration Ensemble (InSPIRE) available at request, and it is ready for clinical implementation, although it is patent pending. I am wiping clean the treatment planning and multimodal deformable registration. It would get 5 star assuming I were wrong. Publisher, Drs. Cox and Ang, and ASTRO, please do correct me, I would love to hear I were wrong !
    Rex Cheung, MD, Ph.D. P&S
    Associate Professor of Radiology,
    Texas A and M.
    Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia, PA.
    Ref: S

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