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Comprehensive Brachytherapy

Comprehensive Brachytherapy

Author: Jack Venselaar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781439844991

Category: Science

Page: 535

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Modern brachytherapy is one of the most important oncological treatment modalities requiring an integrated approach that utilizes new technologies, advanced clinical imaging facilities, and a thorough understanding of the radiobiological effects on different tissues, the principles of physics, dosimetry techniques and protocols, and clinical expertise. A complete overview of the field, Comprehensive Brachytherapy: Physical and Clinical Aspects is a landmark publication, presenting a detailed account of the underlying physics, design, and implementation of the techniques, along with practical guidance for practitioners. Bridging the gap between research and application, this single source brings together the technological basis, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance, and fundamentals of brachytherapy. In addition, it presents discussion of the most recent clinical practice in brachytherapy including prostate, gynecology, breast, and other clinical treatment sites. Along with exploring new clinical protocols, it discusses major advances in imaging, robotics, dosimetry, Monte Carlo-based dose calculation, and optimization.

Comprehensive Brachytherapy

Comprehensive Brachytherapy

Author: Jack Venselaar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439844984

Category: Science

Page: 539

View: 678

Modern brachytherapy is one of the most important oncological treatment modalities requiring an integrated approach that utilizes new technologies, advanced clinical imaging facilities, and a thorough understanding of the radiobiological effects on different tissues, the principles of physics, dosimetry techniques and protocols, and clinical expertise. A complete overview of the field, Comprehensive Brachytherapy: Physical and Clinical Aspects is a landmark publication, presenting a detailed account of the underlying physics, design, and implementation of the techniques, along with practical guidance for practitioners. Bridging the gap between research and application, this single source brings together the technological basis, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance, and fundamentals of brachytherapy. In addition, it presents discussion of the most recent clinical practice in brachytherapy including prostate, gynecology, breast, and other clinical treatment sites. Along with exploring new clinical protocols, it discusses major advances in imaging, robotics, dosimetry, Monte Carlo-based dose calculation, and optimization.

Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology

Comprehensive Textbook of Genitourinary Oncology

Author: Nicholas Vogelzang

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781749848

Category: Medical

Page: 936

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Thoroughly revised for its Third Edition, this volume is the most comprehensive, multidisciplinary text on genitourinary cancers. This edition has two new editors—Frans M.J. Debruyne and W. Marston Linehan—and more than 50% new contributors. Seventeen new chapters cover familial prostate cancer, biology of bone metastases, molecular pathology and biologic determinants, PSA and related kallikreins, needle biopsy, laparoscopic surgical procedures, 3D conformal radiotherapy, hormones and radiotherapy, integration of chemotherapy and other modalities, quality of life after treatment of localized prostate cancer, management of rising PSA after local therapy, the role of surgery in advanced bladder cancer, post-chemotherapy node dissections and resection of metastatic disease, and stem cell transplantation.

Brachytherapy, Second Edition

Brachytherapy, Second Edition

Author: Phillip M. Devlin, MD, FACR

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781617052613

Category: Medical

Page: 568

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The only comprehensive guide to the latest knowledge and techniques in brachytherapy Since the first edition was published in 2006, Phillip M. Devlinís Brachytherapy has been acknowledged as the essential book on the practice. Inthis updated new edition, all chapters covering cancer sites have been significantly revised. Organized for specialists in several fields, Brachytherapy contains site-specific chapters that discuss how the evolving role of advanced image guidance has demonstrated greater efficacy and less toxicity. Clinical vignettes with images now accompany all site-specific chapters. The chapter on prostate brachytherapy has been expanded to include other indications in the genitourinary system, and there are two entirely new chaptersóone chronicling the history of brachytherapy and the other detailing the emergence of skin brachytherapy. Dr. Devlin, a leading world authority on brachytherapy, has assembled other leaders in the field from world-renowned radiation oncology programs to enrichthis comprehensive text. From new data on medical outcomes to the costs and benefits of running a brachytherapy practice, Brachytherapy, Second Edition is the first and last word on what still is considered the most conformal radiotherapy technique in the field. In the new edition: Over 300 images accompany the chapter text and clinical vignettes Essential tables and spreadsheets enhance the chapter on running a brachytherapy practice Ten years of technological advancements are assimilated and reviewed in each site-specific chapter Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable ebook From the Foreword: ìAs education is essential to advance awareness of and proficiency in the full spectrum of brachytherapy applications, the appearance of the second edition of this highly regarded text is both a timely and most welcome event. The distinguished list of contributors to this work reads like a veritable ìWhoís Whoî of international brachytherapy expertise making this an indispensable resource for students and practitioners of this complex and challenging modality[Ö]A particularly welcome feature is the clinical vignettes at the close of every chapter that bring seemingly remote concepts to life in real world practical applications[Ö]With the second edition of Brachytherapy: Applications and Techniques, Dr. Devlin and colleagues give us a text that instills a profound appreciation for the critical value of this essential modality. This book makes it clear that brachytherapy not only works, it is an irreplaceable component of contemporary cancer care.î --David Wazer, MD, FACRO, FACR, FASTRO, Professor and Chairman, Departments of Radiation Oncology, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy

Author: Yasuo Yoshioka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811304903

Category: Medical

Page: 304

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This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of major technical advances and research findings in the field of brachytherapy. Especially research conducted on brachytherapy in Japan has made tremendous strides, offering readers valuable insights into new treatment outcomes, evidence and techniques. In the respective chapters, each author elucidates cutting-edge findings, addressing both the basic and clinical aspects including the application to various cancers, and especially focusing on highly valuable data gleaned in Japan. As such, the book will benefit not only radiation oncologists but also basic researchers, radiation technologists, medical physicists and members of medical staff who are involved in the development and utilization of this advanced therapy.

Radiation Therapy Techniques for Gynecological Cancers

Radiation Therapy Techniques for Gynecological Cancers

Author: Kevin Albuquerque

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030014438

Category: Medical

Page: 276

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This book is a practical guide to the use of modern radiation therapy techniques in women with gynecological cancers. Step-by-step instruction is provided on simulation, contouring, and treatment planning and delivery for cancers of the cervix, endometrium, vagina, and vulva. Beyond external beam radiation delivery, full details are presented on three-dimensional brachytherapy at all sites for which it is applicable. Moreover, in-depth guidance is offered on the various advanced techniques of radiation delivery, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image guidance for external beam and brachytherapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy. Radiation therapy is a critical component of the multidisciplinary management of gynecological tumors. With modern technology, both external beam radiation and brachytherapy can be delivered in a highly conformal way. This requires precise contouring and accurate planning techniques. In clearly describing the indications for and the delivery of quality radiation therapy for gynecological tumors, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and radiotherapy residents.

Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy

Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy

Author: William Y. Song

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498736541

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity, driven by strong academic and commercial research, by advances in competing modalities, and due to the diversity in the political and economic landscape. It is a true challenge for practicing professionals and students to readily grasp the overarching trends of the field, especially of those technologies and innovative practices that are not yet established but are certainly on the rise. Addressing this challenge, Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy presents a comprehensive collection of chapters on the latest trending/emerging technologies and expert opinions. It is divided into five broad sections: Section I: Physics of Brachytherapy Section II: Imaging for Brachytherapy Guidance Section III: Brachytherapy Suites Section IV: Is Brachytherapy a Competitive Modality? Section V: Vision 20/20: Industry Perspective Each section has a carefully selected collection of chapters, which covers the spectrum of topics in comprehensive detail. By drawing on recognized experts and key opinion leaders from academia and commercial sectors worldwide (100+ contributors), Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy provides readers with a wealth of relevant information needed to comprehend the rapidly advancing technologies and trends of today and the prospects for the future.

Brachytherapy

Brachytherapy

Author: Paolo Montemaggi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319267913

Category: Medical

Page: 408

View: 567

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.

The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics

The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics

Author: Larry A. DeWerd

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461483045

Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 205

The purpose and subject of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of all types of phantoms used in medical imaging, therapy, nuclear medicine and health physics. For ionizing radiation, dosimetry with respect to issues of material composition, shape, and motion/position effects are all highlighted. For medical imaging, each type of technology will need specific materials and designs, and the physics and indications will be explored for each type. Health physics phantoms are concerned with some of the same issues such as material heterogeneity, but also unique issues such as organ-specific radiation dose from sources distributed in other organs. Readers will be able to use this book to select the appropriate phantom from a vendor at a clinic, to learn from as a student, to choose materials for custom phantom design, to design dynamic features, and as a reference for a variety of applications. Some of the information enclosed is found in other sources, divided especially along the three categories of imaging, therapy, and health physics. To our knowledge, even though professionally, many medical physicists need to bridge the three catagories described above.

Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors

Author: Jeffrey Meyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319545318

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 128

The management of liver tumors is a nexus of interactions among multiple medical specialties, including radiation oncology. A multitude of liver-directed therapies are available for patients, ranging from surgery and liver transplantation to intra-arterial therapies, thermal ablation procedures, systemic therapies, and radiation treatments. With the introduction of hypofractionated irradiation, particle therapy, and radioembolization, there is growing interest in the use of radiation as a treatment for liver malignancies. This book examines basic principles of the management of liver tumors. The evolving roles of x-ray and particle therapies as well as radioembolization in the treatment of liver tumors is the main focus. A theme of multidisciplinary management is also emphasized, as surgical, interventional and systemic therapies are reviewed. A unique resource that discusses the role of radiation treatment in the context of other liver-directed therapies, Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors is of broad interest to radiation oncologists, surgeons, hepatologists, medical oncologists, and radiologists.

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

New Trends in Medical and Service Robots

Author: Philippe Wenger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319306742

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 310

View: 516

Medical and service robotics integrates several disciplines and technologies such as mechanisms, mechatronics, biomechanics, humanoid robotics, exoskeletons, and anthropomorphic hands. This book presents the most recent advances in medical and service robotics, with a stress on human aspects. It collects the selected peer-reviewed papers of the Fourth International Workshop on Medical and Service Robots, held in Nantes, France in 2015, covering topics on: exoskeletons, anthropomorphic hands, therapeutic robots and rehabilitation, cognitive robots, humanoid and service robots, assistive robots and elderly assistance, surgical robots, human-robot interfaces, BMI and BCI, haptic devices and design for medical and assistive robotics. This book offers a valuable addition to existing literature.

Scintillation Dosimetry

Scintillation Dosimetry

Author: Sam Beddar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315362632

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 692

Scintillation Dosimetry delivers a comprehensive introduction to plastic scintillation dosimetry, covering everything from basic radiation dosimetry concepts to plastic scintillating fiber optics. Comprised of chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book: Discusses a broad range of technical implementations, from point source dosimetry scaling to 3D-volumetric and 4D-scintillation dosimetry Addresses a wide scope of clinical applications, from machine quality assurance to small-field and in vivo dosimetry Examines related optical techniques, such as optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) or Čerenkov luminescence Thus, Scintillation Dosimetry provides an authoritative reference for detailed, state-of-the-art information on plastic scintillation dosimetry and its use in the field of radiation dosimetry.