New Technologies in Radiation Oncology

  • Wolfgang Schlegel
  • Thomas Bortfeld
  • Anca-Ligia Grosu

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Basics of 3D Imaging

    1. Jürgen Hesser, Dzmitry Stsepankou
      Pages 9-16
    2. Georgios Sakas, Andreas Pommert
      Pages 17-25
    3. Gorgios Sakas, Andreas Pommert
      Pages 26-40
    4. Marc L. Kessler, Michael Roberson
      Pages 41-52
    5. Karsten Eilertsen, Dag Rune Olsen
      Pages 53-64
  3. 3D Imaging for Radiotherapy

    1. Marc Kachelriess
      Pages 41-80
    2. Elke Rietzel, George T.Y. Chen
      Pages 81-97
    3. Sasa Mutic
      Pages 133-149
    4. Wolfgang A. Tomé, Sanford L. Meeks, Nigel P. Orton, Lionel G. Bouchet, Mark A. Ritter
      Pages 151-163
  4. 3D Treatment Planning for Conformal Radiotherapy

    1. Anca-Ligia Grosu, Lisa D. Sprague, Michael Molls
      Pages 167-177
    2. Rolf Bendl
      Pages 179-186
    3. Uwe Oelkfe, Christian Scholz
      Pages 187-196
    4. Thomas Bortfeld, Christian Thieke
      Pages 207-220
    5. Christian P. Karger
      Pages 221-235
    6. Dimos Baltas, Nikolaos Zamboglou
      Pages 237-254

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an overview of recent advances in radiation oncology, many of which have originated from physics and engineering sciences. After an introductory section on basic aspects of 3D medical imaging, the role of 3D imaging in the context of radiotherapy is explored in a series of chapters on the various modern imaging techniques. A further major section addresses 3D treatment planning for conformal radiotherapy, with consideration of both external radiotherapy and brachytherapy. Subsequently the modern techniques of 3D conformal radiotherapy are described, including stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided and adaptive radiotherapy, and radiotherapy with charged particles. More clinically oriented chapters explore the use of brachytherapy in patients with prostate cancer, cardiovascular disorders and breast cancer. The book concludes with a section on quality assurance. The text is specifically designed to be accessible to professionals and students with a medical background as well as to newcomers to radiation oncology from the field of physics.

Keywords

X-ray brachytherapy breast cancer cancer computed tomography (CT) imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) medical imaging positron emission tomography (PET) prostate cancer radiation radiation oncology radiotherapy surgery tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Schlegel
    • 1
  • Thomas Bortfeld
    • 2
  • Anca-Ligia Grosu
    • 3
  1. 1.Abteilung Medizinische Physik in der StrahlentherapieDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyKlinikum rechts der Isar Technical University MunichMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-29999-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-00321-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-29999-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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