Ion Beam Therapy

Fundamentals, Technology, Clinical Applications

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ISBN: 978-3-642-21413-4 (Print) 978-3-642-21414-1 (Online)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxv

  2. Ion Beam Therapy in Perspective

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      From X-Rays to Ion Beams: A Short History of Radiation Therapy

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      The Place of Ion Beams in Clinical Applications

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      Socio-Economic Aspects of Ion Beam Therapy

  3. Physical and Biological Aspects

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      Pages 43-43

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      Physical and Biological Rationale for Using Ions in Therapy

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      Pages 61-79

      Early and Late Responses to Ion Irradiation

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      Pages 81-93

      The Impact of Radiation Quality on Cure Rate

  4. Models and Preclinical Studies

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      Pages 95-95

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      Monte Carlo Methods for Dose Calculations

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      Pages 117-133

      Modeling Heavy Ion Radiation Effects

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      Pages 135-145

      Preclinical Radiobiology and Predictive Assays

  5. Clinical Results and Indications

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      Pages 147-147

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      Ocular Proton Therapy Centers

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      Pages 179-192

      Clinical Indications for Carbon Ion Radiotherapy and Radiation Therapy with Other Heavier Ions

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      Pages 193-205

      Skull Base Tumors

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      Pages 207-222

      Proton Therapy for Thoracoabdominal Tumors

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      Pages 223-236

      Carbon Ion Radiotherapy for Peripheral Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

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      Pages 237-251

      Ion Beam Therapy for Gynecological Tumors

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      Pages 253-276

      Is Prostate Cancer a Good Candidate for Ion Beam Therapy?

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      Pages 277-286

      Rationale for Proton Therapy in Pediatric Malignancies

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      Pages 287-309

      Tolerance of Normal Tissues to Ion Beam Therapy

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      Pages 311-322

      Design and Implementation of Clinical Trials of Ion Beam Therapy

  6. Medical Accelerators and Beam Line Design

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      Pages 323-323

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      Pages 325-343

      Design Criteria for Medical Accelerators

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