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Main description:

This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. It is also the first truly comprehensive and complete textbook of brachytherapy. The chapters on the physics of brachytherapy and the technical planning of internal and surface radiotherapy are designed to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge base and capabilities in this demanding specialty field. Disease site-specific chapters cover a wide range of applications, including ocular tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cancers of the head and neck, skin, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. Each chapter incorporates the American and European guidelines and the text has been written from both perspectives by many of the most noted global experts in the field. A concluding chapter is devoted to brachytherapy quality assurance.


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​Covers both the physics and the clinical applications of brachytherapy, including techniques, results, and management of complications

Incorporates the American and European guidelines on brachytherapy

Written by international experts in the field  


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This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. It is also the first truly comprehensive and complete textbook of brachytherapy. The chapters on the physics of brachytherapy and the technical planning of internal and surface radiotherapy are designed to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge base and capabilities in this demanding specialty field. Disease site-specific chapters cover a wide range of applications, including ocular tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cancers of the head and neck, skin, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. Each chapter incorporates the American and European guidelines and the text has been written from both perspectives by many of the most noted global experts in the field. A concluding chapter is devoted to brachytherapy quality assurance.


Contents:

1.       Introduction

2.       History of Brachytherapy

3.       Physics: The Physics of Brachytherapy

4.       Physics: Low Energy Brachytherapy Physics

5.       Physics: Balloon Brachytherapy Physics

6.       Ocular

7.       Head and Neck

8.       Skin

9.       Sarcoma

10.   Breast: Interstitial

11.   Breast: Intracavitary Balloon 

12.   Breast: Permanent Breast Seed implant (PBSI)  

13.  

Breast: Management of Ipsilateral Breast tumor Recurrence (IBTR) 

14.   Thoracic: Lung and Chest Wall

15.   Thoracic: Esophagus

16.   Hepatic Brachytherapy

17.   Gynecologic: Corpus Uteri

18.   Gynecologic: Cervix 

19.   Gynecologic: Vulva

20.   Gynecologic: Vagina

21.   Gynecologic:  Image Guidance in Gynecologic Brachytherapy

22.   Prostate: Low dose rate interstitial

23.   Prostate: High dose rate interstitial

24.   Rectum and  Anus

25.   Brachytherapy Quality Assurance

 

Index


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783319267890
Publisher: Springer (Springer International Publishing)
Publication date: April, 2016
Pages: 480
Availability: Not yet available
Subcategories: Oncology
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