Interstitial and Intracavitary Thermoradiotherapy

ISBN: 978-3-642-84803-2 (Print) 978-3-642-84801-8 (Online)

Table of contents (41 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  2. Biology, Physiology, and Physics

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      Biological Rationale of Interstitial Thermoradiotherapy

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      In Vivo Experiments Using Interstitial Radiation and Hyperthermia

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      In Vitro Effects and Biological Potential of Long Duration, Moderate Hyperthermia

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      Pages 31-33

      In Vivo Intraoperative Interstitial Hyperthermia in the Dog

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      Pages 35-41

      Radiofrequency Techniques for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 43-48

      Microwave Techniques for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 49-53

      Ferromagnetic Techniques for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 55-61

      Ultrasound Technology for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 63-74

      Laser Technology for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 75-80

      Review of Intracavitary Hyperthermia Techniques

  3. Treatment Control and Treatment Planning

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      Pages 83-87

      Invasive Thermometry Practice for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Noninvasive Thermometry Practice for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 95-116

      Methods of Thermal Modeling and Their Impact on Interstitial Hyperthermia Treatment Planning

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      Pages 117-122

      Thermal Modeling for Interstitial Hyperthermia: General Comparison Between Radiofrequency, Microwave, and Ferromagnetic Techniques

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      Pages 123-130

      Thermal Modeling for Intracavitary Heating

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      Pages 131-137

      Thermal Modeling of Vascular Patterns and Their Impact on Interstitial Heating Technology and Temperature Monitoring

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      Pages 139-142

      Thermal Modeling of Heterogeneous Tumours with Irregular Microwave Antenna Arrays

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      Pages 143-146

      Thermal Modeling for Brain Tumors

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      Pages 147-153

      Thermal Model Verification in Interstitial Hyperthermia

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      Pages 155-159

      Future Developments in Respect of Thermal Modeling, Treatment Planning, and Treatment Control for Interstitial Hyperthermia

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