Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

  • Carlos A. Perez
  • Srinivasan Vijayakumar
  • Seymour H. Levitt
  • James A. Purdy

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Basic Concepts in Treatment Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dan P. Garwood, L. Chinsoo Cho, Hak Choy
      Pages 39-55
    3. Filip Claus, Hedvig Hricak
      Pages 57-67
    4. James A. Purdy, Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Carlos A. Perez, Seymour H. Levitt
      Pages 69-106
    5. Sasa Mutic, James A. Purdy, Jeff M. Michalski, Carlos A. Perez
      Pages 107-133
    6. Bruce J. Gerbi
      Pages 135-165
    7. Eric Klein, Sasa Mutic, James A. Purdy
      Pages 167-177
    8. James A. Purdy, Jeff M. Michalski, Jeffrey Bradley, Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Carlos A. Perez, Seymour H. Levitt
      Pages 179-202
    9. Daniel A. Low, Wei Lu, James A. Purdy, Carlos A. Perez, Seymour H. Levitt
      Pages 203-231
    10. Joseph R. Simpson, Robert E. Drzymala, Keith M. Rich
      Pages 233-253
    11. Eric J. Hall, David J. Brenner
      Pages 291-308
    12. Carlos A. Perez, Robert D. Zwicker, Zuofeng Li
      Pages 309-378
    13. James A. Purdy, Eric Klein, Srinivasan Vijayakumar, Carlos A. Perez, Seymour H. Levitt
      Pages 395-422
  3. Practical Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-423
    2. Volker W. Stieber, Kevin P. McMullen, Michael T. Munley, Edward G. Shaw
      Pages 425-452
    3. William M. Mendenhall, Robert J. Amdur, Jatinder R. Palta
      Pages 453-484
    4. Sabin B. Motwani, Eric A. Strom, Marsha D. McNeese, Thomas A. Buchholz
      Pages 485-510
    5. J. D. Bradley, S. Mutic
      Pages 511-524
    6. Samir Narayan, Srinivasan Vijayakumar
      Pages 525-544
    7. J. A. Martenson Jr., M. G. Haddock, L. L. Gunderson
      Pages 545-559
    8. Alan R. Schulsinger, Marvin Rotman, Ron R. Allison, Walter H. Choi
      Pages 561-577
    9. Kathryn E. Dusenbery, Bruce J. Gerbi
      Pages 579-598
    10. Higinia R. Cardenes, Brent Tinnel
      Pages 599-630
    11. Carlos A. Perez, Imran Zoberi
      Pages 631-655
    12. Higinia R. Cardenes
      Pages 657-686
    13. Jeff M. Michalski, Gregory S. Merrick, Sten Nilsson
      Pages 687-737
    14. Maria Pearse, Gerard C. Morton
      Pages 739-753
    15. Thomas F. DeLaney, David C. Harmon, Andrew E. Rosenberg, Francis J. Hornicek
      Pages 755-784
    16. Kathryn E. Dusenbery, Bruce J. Gerbi
      Pages 785-804
    17. Chung K. K. Lee
      Pages 805-835
    18. Sri Gorty, Prabhakar Tripuraneni
      Pages 837-841
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 843-865

About this book


This book, now in its fourth edition, is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics, and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers. All of the chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students and practitioners in the various fields of oncology with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Carlos A. Perez
    • 1
  • Srinivasan Vijayakumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyWashington University Medical CenterSt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologySacramentoUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour H. Levitt
    • 1
    • 2
  • James A. Purdy
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Therapeutic Radiation, Oncology MMC 436University of Minnesota HospitalMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Karolinska Institute StockholmSweden
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyUC Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA
  4. 4.Physics SectionUC Davis Medical CenterSacramentoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21338-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-35665-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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