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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71069-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71070-9
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