Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology / Edition 1

Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology / Edition 1

by Faiz M. Khan, Roger A. Potish
     
 

ISBN-10: 0683046071

ISBN-13: 9780683046076

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

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

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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:
9780683046076
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
645
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Imaging in Radiotherapy11
3Patient Data Acquisition33
4Radiotherapy Simulation39
5Patient Positioning and Immobilization55
6Treatment Planning Algorithms89
Pt. AModel-based Photon Dose Calculation Algorithms89
Pt. BDose Distribution Algorithms for Electron Beams113
7Quality Assurance123
8Three-dimensional Conformal Radiotherapy147
9Intensity-modulated Radiotherapy187
10Linac Radiosurgery: System Requirements, Procedures, and Testing215
11Isodose Planning: Brachytheraphy243
12Treatment Plan Evaluation281
13Fractionation; Radiobiological Principles and Clinical Practice295
14Cancers of the Gastrointestinal Tract319
15The Gynecological Malignancies343
16Cancers of the Genitourinary Tract369
Pt. AProstate369
Pt. BBladder387
Pt. CTestis396
17The Lymphomas405
18Cancers of the Head and Neck425
19Skin Cancer449
20Breast Cancer459
21Cancers of the Central Nervous System491
22Pediatric Malignancies545
23Cancers of the Lung and Mediastinum567
24Extremity Soft-tissue Sarcomas587
Index613

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