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Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Author Andrew Gaya
ISBN-10 9780857295972
Release 2015-01-24
Pages 332
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This is a single, comprehensive handbook for clinical oncology trainees and consultants, covering the basic aspects of stereotactic radiotherapy systems and treatment.



Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Author Simon S. Lo
ISBN-10 9783642256042
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 421
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Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as an important innovative treatment for various primary and metastatic cancers. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the physical/technological, biological, and clinical aspects of SBRT. It will serve as a detailed resource for this rapidly developing treatment modality. The organ sites covered include lung, liver, spine, pancreas, prostate, adrenal, head and neck, and female reproductive tract. Retrospective studies and prospective clinical trials on SBRT for various organ sites from around the world are examined, and toxicities and normal tissue constraints are discussed. This book features unique insights from world-renowned experts in SBRT from North America, Asia, and Europe. It will be necessary reading for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents and fellows, medical physicists, medical physics residents, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and cancer scientists.



Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Author Yasushi Nagata
ISBN-10 9784431548836
Release 2015-08-06
Pages 254
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This book serves as a practical guide for the use of stereotactic body radiation therapy in clinics. On the basis of more than 10 years of clinical experience with lung cancer, liver cancer and other cancers, a remarkable volume of knowledge has been accumulated. At the same time, great progress in techniques has been achieved. Various new fixing apparatuses, new respiratory regulation techniques, new dose fractionation schedules and new image-guided radiation therapy machines have been developed. This book reviews the history of those developments and reports on various types of toxicities. Review of recent clinical studies is also included. The authors were key members of the JCOG 0403 clinical trials on stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for both inoperable and operableT1N0M0 primary lung cancer. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with SBRT for lung cancer and other cancers in terms of local control and toxicities. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists and senior nurses as well as medical oncologists and surgical oncologists who are interested in radiotherapy.



Hypofractionated and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy

Hypofractionated and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Author Orit Kaidar-Person
ISBN-10 9783319928029
Release 2018-07-31
Pages 406
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This handbook summarizes the data and techniques for hypofractionation and stereotactic radiation in a clinically-accessible way. Hypofractionated radiation therapy, which consists of larger-dose radiation treatments that are given over a shorter time period compared to conventional radiation fraction sizes, is used to treat a variety of cancers, including prostate, breast, lung, and colorectal. Conventional radiation therapy and hypofractionated radiation therapy have different effectiveness rates for cancer treatment and have different impacts on normal tissues in terms of causing toxicity. There is a significant and growing body of literature on the use of different dosing regimens to treat a variety of cancers and radiation oncologists need to keep up with the various dosing schedules, the effect of each regimen on cancer control in different cancers, and how the different schedules affect each organ in terms of toxicity. The book thus provides concise information ranging from commonly-used dose-fractionation schemes for hypofractionated and stereotactic body radiotherapy to simulation and treatment specifications to published safety and efficacy data. Chapters additionally examine the biological rationales for the efficacy of hypofractionated radiation; present clinical studies that demonstrate the efficacy and safety of hypofractionated radiation treatment in a variety of cancers; and describe the advances in technology that have allowed hypofractionated radiation to be safely given. This is an ideal guide for radiation oncology clinicians and trainees.



Handbook of Evidence Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

Handbook of Evidence Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Author Rajni A Sethi
ISBN-10 9783319218977
Release 2015-11-13
Pages 245
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This handbook concisely summarizes state-of-the-art information about stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), including the history and development of these modalities, the biologic rationale for these technologies, typical practices, and reported results. Developed as a companion to Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiotherapy, Second Edition, edited by Eric Hansen and Mack Roach, III, it is organized by disease site and presents treatment techniques and recommended imaging; safety and quality assurance; toxicities and management; recommended follow-up; and supporting evidence. Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines is intended to help inform decisions regarding the appropriateness of SRS and SBRT and guide treatment and evaluation. Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy can be easily referenced in the clinic and is a valuable guide for oncology practitioners.​



Image Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Image Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery Author Arjun Sahgal
ISBN-10 9781498722858
Release 2016-03-23
Pages 376
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The recent development of hypofractionated stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT), which calls for one to five fractions of high-dose radiation to be administered using special equipment, has resulted in the need for education on practice guidelines. Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors offers comprehensive, how-to guidance on hypofractionated SRT for brain and spine metastases, glioma, benign tumors, and other tumor types. Presenting the state of the art of the technology and practice, this book: Discusses the pros and cons of hypofractionated SRT compared to single-fraction radiosurgery, providing a deeper understanding of radiosurgery and radiobiology Explains the toxicity and adverse effects of hypofractionated SRT, aiding practitioners in communicating the risks and benefits of treatment and in obtaining their patients’ consent Outlines the current standards for safe practice, including checklists for implementation Comprised of chapters authored by well-recognized experts in the radiation, oncology, and neurosurgery communities, Image-Guided Hypofractionated Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Practical Approach to Guide Treatment of Brain and Spine Tumors delivers a level of technological and clinical detail not available in journal papers.



Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Author Stanley H. Benedict
ISBN-10 9781439841976
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 418
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Written by internationally known experts in the field, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy examines one of the fastest-developing subspecialties within radiation oncology. These procedures deliver large doses of radiation in one to five sessions to a precisely determined target. Often these techniques have proven to be as or more effective than traditional radiation therapy techniques, while at the same time being cost-efficient and convenient for the patient. These techniques, however, require careful planning, specialized equipment, and well-trained staff. This volume provides a cutting-edge look at the biological and technical underpinnings of SRS and SBRT techniques. It includes a history of the development of SRS and SBRT; clinical applications of the techniques; dedicated devices for delivering precisely shaped, high doses of radiation; use of in-room imaging for treatment planning and treatment guidance; immobilization techniques for accurate targeting; and future developments that will continue to evolve and refine existing techniques. A valuable introduction to those just learning about these specialized techniques, and an ideal reference for those who are already implementing them, this book covers a wide variety of topics, with clear discussions of each aspect of the technology employed.



Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery Author Jason P Sheehan
ISBN-10 9781604068429
Release 2013-12-16
Pages 270
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Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations is a comprehensive reference that compiles, synthesizes, and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature on the topic. Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversy surrounding stereotactic radiosurgery. This book saves physicians significant amounts of time by distilling years of scientific research into sound guidelines that will help them make fully-informed treatment decisions. Key Features: Covers both intracranial and spine radiosurgery, providing complete coverage of this rapidly evolving technology Includes more than 35 chapters on treatment controversies for brain and spine tumors as well as vascular malformations Contains summary tables throughout the text that present the main conclusions of published studies All neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, and neuro-oncologists, involved in the treatment of patients who may be candidates for stereotactic radiosurgery of the brain and spine will find this book to be an essential decision making guide.



Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics Author Sonja Dieterich
ISBN-10 9780323262095
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 367
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Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects a.



Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Gastrointestinal Malignancies Author Suzanne Russo
ISBN-10 9783319649009
Release 2017-12-30
Pages 373
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This book is a practical guide on how best to incorporate advanced radiation therapy techniques into the multimodality treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies (primary and metastatic liver tumors, intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, and gallbladder cancer), pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and carcinoma of the anal canal. Practical considerations when treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy are clearly explained. Detailed attention is devoted to the safety and efficacy of radiotherapy in combination with current and emerging systemic therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and biologic agents), surgery, and ablative therapy, and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative treatment approaches for different tumor types are carefully evaluated. The book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, and other oncology professionals.



Handbook of Radiosurgery in CNS Disease

Handbook of Radiosurgery in CNS Disease Author Wesley Hsu, MD
ISBN-10 9781617050893
Release 2013-05-22
Pages 336
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Handbook of Radiosurgery in CNS Disease is a concise and practical manual offering radiation oncology, neurology, and neurosurgery residents, trainees, fellows, and clinicians up-to-date information on the role of radiosurgery within the overall context of CNS disease management. The emphasis is on decision making and the evaluation of radiosurgery as a viable option among the suite of potentially applicable treatments, including frame-based systems, non-invasive body immobilization, and image-guided targeting. The book examines radiosurgery as a treatment modality for various CNS pathologies, discussing relevant radiobiology, current technology, and the technical aspects of specific procedures. Chapters organized by pathology provide practical coverage of clinical evaluations, patient selection and management decision-making, and relevant points in radiosurgical applications for the entity under discussion. Pertinent cases are presented to demonstrate the process for each treatment paradigm. A unique collaboration of editors with an international reputation for excellence in radiation oncology, vascular neurosurgery, and neurosurgical oncology will offer insights into the role of radiosurgery in the entire central nervous system (i.e. both brain and spine). Handbook of Radiosurgery in CNS Disease features: Practical focus on key clinical issues in radiosurgery of CNS disease: patient selection, radiosurgery in context with other modalities, pitfalls Coverage of cranial and extracranial disease Relevant cases illustrate discussion of each treatment paradigm Outstanding editorial team Concise format makes for an easy review or quick reference, in contrast to large texts



A Practical Guide to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

A Practical Guide to Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Author
ISBN-10 1930524137
Release 2003
Pages 423
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For the last ten years, clinicians and scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have been involved in the development and implementation of IMRT. This is an account of their perspective, methodology, and experience in the physical and medical aspects of this advanced form of radiotherapy.



IMRT IGRT SBRT

IMRT  IGRT  SBRT Author J.L. Meyer
ISBN-10 9783805596817
Release 2011-05-27
Pages 506
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Over the last 4 years, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy has become a standard reference in the field. During this time, however, significant progress in high-precision technologies for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy in cancer treatment has called for a second edition to include these new developments. Thoroughly updated and extended, this new edition offers a comprehensive guide and overview of these new technologies and the many clinical treatment programs that bring them into practical use. Advances in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and 4D and adaptive treatment planning are clearly presented. Target localization and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) systems are comprehensively reviewed as well. Clinical tutorials illustrate target definitions for the major cancer sites, and useful techniques for organ motion management are described and compared. There are also several chapters that explore the technical basis and latest clinical experience with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and summarize practical treatment recommendations. Furthermore, the significant and increasing contributions of proton therapy to cancer care are also highlighted, alongside the practical allocation of all these new technologies from an economic perspective. As a highlight of this volume, a number of images can be viewed online in time-elapse videos for greater clarity and more dynamic visualizationWritten by leading authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume brings clinical and technical practitioners of radiotherapy fully up to date with the key developments in equipment, technologies and treatment guidelines.



Human Radiation Injury

Human Radiation Injury Author Dennis C. Shrieve
ISBN-10 9781451153217
Release 2012-03-28
Pages 560
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Human Radiation Injury is a concise but thorough presentation of known toxicities of radiation exposure in humans. This unique text is the only single reference available that studies the risks to humans from medical, environmental, and accidental or terrorist-related exposure to radiation. The chapters cover modern understanding of the molecular and cellular events involved in radiation injury, the known dose-effect relationships for human organ systems, and a full discussion of normal tissue toxicity related to therapeutic radiation. Recommended guidelines are outlined and the best available treatments following injury are also detailed. A companion website offers the fully searchable text and an image bank.



Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer

Radiation Therapy Techniques and Treatment Planning for Breast Cancer Author Jennifer R. Bellon
ISBN-10 9783319403922
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 158
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This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical “tips” that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.g., using active breathing control, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and electron beam therapy post mastectomy. Individual chapters also focus on radiation setup and verification techniques and radiation treatment planning systems. The book, which is part of the Springer series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, is designed for hands-on use by radiation oncology residents/fellows in training and practicing radiation oncologists.



Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics Author Sonja Dieterich
ISBN-10 9780323262095
Release 2015-08-21
Pages 367
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Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects a.



Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy

Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy Author Nancy Y. Lee
ISBN-10 9783319424781
Release 2017-12-19
Pages 396
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This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to treat patients appropriately and confidently by means of particle therapy. The orientation and purpose are entirely practical, in that the focus is on the physics essentials of delivery and treatment planning , illustration of the clinical target volume (CTV) and associated treatment planning for each major malignancy when using particle therapy, proton therapy in particular. Disease-specific chapters provide guidelines and concise knowledge on CTV selection and delineation and identify aspects that require the exercise of caution during treatment planning. The treatment planning techniques unique to proton therapy for each disease site are clearly described, covering beam orientation, matching/patching field techniques, robustness planning, robustness plan evaluation, etc. The published data on the use of particle therapy for a given disease site are also concisely reported. In addition to fully meeting the needs of radiation oncologists, this "know why" and “know how” guide to particle therapy will be valuable for medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.