Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

ISBN: 978-3-642-11571-4 (Print) 978-3-642-11572-1 (Online)

Table of contents (37 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

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    Pages 3-50

    Practical Time–Dose Evaluations, or How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Linear Quadratics

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    Pages 51-61

    Radiobiology of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

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    Pages 63-83

    Imaging in Radiation Therapy

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    Pages 85-132

    Physics of Radiotherapy Planning and Delivery

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    Pages 133-156

    Simulation in the Determination and Definition of Treatment Volume and Treatment Planning

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    Pages 157-196

    Clinical Applications of High-Energy Electrons

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    Pages 197-218

    Proton Therapy

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    Pages 219-251

    Physical, Biological and Clinical Background for the Development of Light Ion Therapy

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    Pages 253-273

    Three-Dimensional Treatment Planning and Conformal Therapy

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    Pages 275-312

    Linac-Based Image Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

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    Pages 313-324

    Tomotherapy Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Pages 325-334

    Robotic Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Pages 335-362

    Cranial Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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    Pages 363-400

    Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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    Pages 401-434

    Physics and Clinical Aspects of Brachytherapy

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    Pages 435-459

    Principles and Clinical Applications of Pulsed Dose Rate Brachytherapy

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    Pages 461-484

    Clinical Applications of High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy

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    Pages 485-529

    Quality Management and Safety in Radiation Oncology

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    Pages 531-548

    Quality Assurance for Multi-Institutional Clinical Trials

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    Pages 549-562

    Promises and Pitfalls of Health Technology Assessment

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