Radiotherapy and Brachytherapy

  • Yves Lemoigne
  • Alessandra Caner
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3097-9

Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics book series (NAPSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction to Radiotherapy

  3. X-Rays Teletherapy

  4. Hadrontherapy

    1. Ugo Amaldi, Gerhard Kraft
      Pages 165-171
    2. Uwe Oelfke
      Pages 173-181
  5. Brachytherapy

    1. Alex Rijnders
      Pages 185-193
    2. Ginette Marinello
      Pages 219-225

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book reports the majority of lectures given during the NATO Advanced Study Institute ASI-982996, which was held at the European Scientific Institute of Archamps (ESI, Archamps – France) from November 15 to November 27, 2007. The ASI course was structured in two parts: the first was dedicated to what is often called “teletherapy”, i. e. radiotherapy with external beams, while the second focused on internal radiotherapy, also called “brachytherapy” or “curietherapy” in honour of Madame Curie who initiated the technique about a century ago. This ASI took place after the European School of Medical Physics, which devoted a 3 week period to medical imaging, a subject complementary to the topics of this book. Courses devoted to nuclear medicine and digital imaging techniques are collected in two volumes of the NATO Science Series entitled “Physics for Medical Imaging Applications” (ISBN 978-1-4020-5650-5) and “Molecular imaging: computer reconstruction and practice” (ISBN 978-1-4020- 8751-6). Every year in autumn ESI organises the European School of Medical Physics, which covers a large spectrum of topics ranging from Medical Imaging to Radiotherapy, over a period of 5 weeks. Thanks to the Cooperative Science and Technology sub-programme of the NATO Science Division, weeks four and five were replaced this year by the ASI course dedicated to “Physics of Modern Radiotherapy & Brachytherapy”. This allowed the participation of experts and students from 20 different countries, with diverse cultural background and p- fessional experience.

Keywords

Biophysics Conformal Radiotherapy Modulated Radiotherapy NATO Peace Physics Science Security Sub-Series B X-ray brachytherapy computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Lemoigne
    • 1
  • Alessandra Caner
    • 1
  1. 1.European Scientific InstituteSite d'ArchampsFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3095-5
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3097-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500