Book 2009

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

Techniques and Clinical Implementation


ISBN: 978-3-540-88005-9 (Print) 978-3-540-88006-6 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-17

    Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: History, Rationale, and Controversies

  3. Chapter

    Pages 19-34

    Who Is a Candidate for APBI?

  4. Chapter

    Pages 35-45

    Pathologic Anatomy of Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Its Relevance to APBI: Defining the Target

  5. Chapter

    Pages 47-57

    The Radiobiology of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

  6. Chapter

    Pages 59-72

    Surgical Considerations in Partial Breast Irradiation

  7. Chapter

    Pages 73-100

    Physics of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

  8. Chapter

    Pages 101-124

    Quality Assurance for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

  9. Chapter

    Pages 125-149

    Overview of North American Trials

  10. Chapter

    Pages 151-172

    An Overview of European Clinical Trials of APBI

  11. Chapter

    Pages 173-187

    The Phase III Trials: Obtaining Definitive Answers

  12. Chapter

    Pages 189-202

    The Virginia Commonwealth University Technique of Interstitial Brachytherapy

  13. Chapter

    Pages 203-218

    Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation: The William Beaumont Hospital Technique of Interstitial Brachytherapy

  14. Chapter

    Pages 219-246

    Brachytherapy Techniques: The Arizona Approach

  15. Chapter

    Pages 247-262

    The MammoSite Technique for Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation

  16. Chapter

    Pages 263-276

    Permanent Breast Seed Implants

  17. Chapter

    Pages 277-300

    3D Conformal External-Beam Technique

  18. Chapter

    Pages 301-313

    External-Beam Partial Breast Irradiation: The New York University Prone Technique

  19. Chapter

    Pages 315-326

    APBI 3D Conformal External Beam: The MGH Technique

  20. Chapter

    Pages 327-344

    APBI with 50 kV Photons: Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy (TARGIT)

  21. Chapter

    Pages 345-366

    APBI Intraoperative Technique with Electrons

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