Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

  • Lawrence S. Chin
  • William F. Regine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael Schulder, Vaibhav Patil
      Pages 3-7
    3. Clark C. Chen, Paul H. Chapman, Hanne Kooy, Jay S. Loeffler
      Pages 9-23
    4. Chris Heller, Cheng Yu, Michael L. J. Apuzzo
      Pages 25-30
  3. Radiation Biology and Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Siyong Kim, Jatinder Palta
      Pages 33-50
    3. Ajay Niranjan, Douglas Kondziolka
      Pages 61-67
    4. David M. Shepard, Cedric Yu, Martin Murphy, Marc R. Bussière, Frank J. Bova
      Pages 69-90
  4. Stereotactic Radiosurgery Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Ajay Niranjan, Sait Sirin, John C. Flickinger, Ann Maitz, Douglas Kondziolka, L. Dade Lunsford
      Pages 107-127
    3. William A. Friedman
      Pages 129-140
    4. Georges Noel, Markus Fitzek, Loïc Feuvret, Jean Louis Habrand
      Pages 141-161
    5. Cesare Giorgi, Antonio Cossu
      Pages 163-170
    6. John R. Adler Jr., Alexander Muacevic, Pantaleo Romanelli
      Pages 171-178
  5. Treatment of Disease Types

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. John H. Suh, Gene H. Barnett, William F. Regine
      Pages 181-191
    3. Raymond Sawaya, David M. Wildrick
      Pages 193-199
    4. Roy A. Patchell, William F. Regine
      Pages 201-206
    5. David Roberge, Luis Souhami
      Pages 207-221
    6. Roger Stupp, J. Gregory Cairncross
      Pages 223-231
    7. Carlos A. Mattozo, Antonio A. F. de Salles
      Pages 233-248
    8. Lawrence S. Chin, Pulak Ray, John Caridi
      Pages 249-255
    9. Leland Rogers, Dennis Shrieve, Arie Perry
      Pages 257-270
    10. Steven Grunberg
      Pages 271-273
    11. William M. Mendenhall, Robert J. Amdur, Robert S. Malyapa, William A. Friedman
      Pages 275-281
    12. Indro Chakrabarti, Steven L. Giannotta
      Pages 283-287
    13. David W. Andrews, Greg Bednarz, Beverly Downes, Maria Werner-Wasik
      Pages 289-298
    14. Kintomo Takakura, Motohiro Hayashi, Masahiro Izawa
      Pages 299-308
    15. William T. Couldwell, Martin H. Weiss
      Pages 309-316
    16. Jonathan P.S. Knisely, Paul W. Sperduto
      Pages 317-326
    17. Andrew Reisner, Nicholas J. Szerlip, Lawrence S. Chin
      Pages 331-340
    18. Gregory P. Lekovic, Andrew G. Shetter
      Pages 355-364
    19. Alfred T. Ogden, Jeffrey N. Bruce
      Pages 365-370
    20. Barry Meisenberg, Lavanya Yarlagadda
      Pages 377-382
    21. Stefanie Milker-Zabel, Young Kwok, Jürgen Debus
      Pages 383-392
    22. James K. Liu, Oren N. Gottfried, William T. Couldwell
      Pages 393-399
    23. René-Olivier Mirimanoff, Alessia Pica
      Pages 401-409
    24. Daniel T. T. Chua, Jonathan Sham, Kwan-Ngai Hung, Lucullus Leung
      Pages 411-419
    25. Gregory Y. Chin, Uttam K. Sinha
      Pages 421-423
    26. Mohan Suntharalingam, Kathleen Settle, Kevin J. Cullen
      Pages 425-430
    27. Robert L. Dodd, Iris Gibbs, John R. Adler Jr., Steven D. Chang
      Pages 431-442
    28. Gabriel Zada, Michael Y. Wang
      Pages 443-454
    29. Eric L. Chang, Almon S. Shiu
      Pages 455-458

About this book


Principles of Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the only contemporary, comprehensive reference for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists using Gamma Knife and Linear Accelerator technology. Each chapter includes specific case presentations representative of the most commonly treated conditions, including applications for spinal disorders. Chapters conclude with counterpoint experiences, oriented to treatment options other than radiosurgery (i.e., medical management, standard surgery). These counterpoint discussions are written by noted experts and address in greater detail the indications, results and complications of their approach and enable readers to improve decision making with regard to choosing treatment options for their own patients. Also included is information on important non-surgical aspects of radiosurgery, including site construction, regulatory and billing issues, legal concerns, and nursing care issues. The editors have treated over 3000 patients using this technology, and international contributors share their experience as well.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence S. Chin
    • 1
  • William F. Regine
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of Maryland Medical SchoolBaltimoreUSA

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