Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology / Edition 2

Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology / Edition 2

by Faiz M. Khan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0781785413

ISBN-13: 9780781785419

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Completely updated for its Second Edition, this text is a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art treatment planning techniques in radiation oncology. The book provides the treatment planning team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and medical dosimetrists—with detailed information on both the physics of radiation treatment planning and the

Overview

Completely updated for its Second Edition, this text is a comprehensive guide to state-of-the-art treatment planning techniques in radiation oncology. The book provides the treatment planning team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and medical dosimetrists—with detailed information on both the physics of radiation treatment planning and the clinical aspects of radiotherapy for specific cancers. More than 600 illustrations provide practical examples of the methodologies.

Brand-new chapters in this edition cover image-guided radiation therapy, high dose rate brachytherapy, and brachytherapy treatment planning algorithms. The chapters have been completely updated, particularly in areas including intensity-modulated radiation therapy and brachytherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781785419
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
527
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Process, Equipment, and Personnel

Imaging in Radiotherapy

Patient Data Acquisition

Patient and Organ Movement

Patient Positioning and Immobilization

Treatment Planning Algorithms: Model-based Photon Dose Calculations

Treatment Planning Algorithms: Electron Beams

Treatment Planning Algorithms: Brachytherapy

Quality Assurance

Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy (3DCRT)

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Image-Guided Radiation Therapy

Linac Radiosurgery: System Requirements, Procedures, and Testing

Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy

High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Treatment Plan Evaluation

Fractionation: Radiobiological Principles and Clinical Practice

Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract

The Gynecological Malignancies

Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract: Prostate

Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract: Bladder

Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract: Testis

The Lymphomas

Cancers of the Head and Neck

Skin Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancers of the Central Nervous System

Pediatric Malignancies

Cancers of the Lung and Mediastinum

Extremity Soft-tissue Sarcomas

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