Handbook of Image-Guided Brachytherapy

  • Jyoti Mayadev
  • Stanley H.  Benedict
  • Mitchell Kamrava

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Radiobiology and Physics of Image-Guided Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiao Zhao, Andrew T. Vaughan
      Pages 3-17
    3. Sang-June Park, David H. Thomas
      Pages 19-40
    4. J. Adam M. Cunha, Dae Yup Han
      Pages 41-67
    5. Laura Padilla, Dorin A. Todor
      Pages 69-98
    6. Bruce Libby, Taeho Kim
      Pages 99-116
  3. Clinical Applications of Image-Guided Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Brandon A. Dyer, Alison Nielsen, Mitchell Kamrava, Jyoti Mayadev
      Pages 119-143
    3. Kara D. Romano, Daniel M. Trifiletti, Bruce Libby, Timothy N. Showalter
      Pages 145-195
    4. Tijana Skrepnik, John Gloss, Cameron Javid, Baldassarre Stea
      Pages 197-217
    5. D. Jeffrey Demanes
      Pages 219-272
    6. Supriya K. Jain, Karyn A. Goodman
      Pages 273-288
    7. Supriya K. Jain, Karyn A. Goodman
      Pages 289-318
    8. Amy C. Moreno, Rajat J. Kudchadker, Jihong Wang, Steven J. Frank
      Pages 319-344
    9. Yao Yu, I-Chow Hsu, Mitchell Kamrava, Albert J. Chang
      Pages 345-398
    10. Anna Likhacheva
      Pages 457-480
    11. Shyamal Patel, Jens Ricke, Mitchell Kamrava
      Pages 505-538
    12. A. Gabriella Wernicke, Shoshana Taube, Andrew W. Smith, Bhupesh Parashar
      Pages 539-556
    13. Justin Mann, Alex Herskovic, Jonathan Chen, A. Gabriella Wernicke, Bhupesh Parashar
      Pages 557-582
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 583-622

About this book


This handbook provides a clinically relevant, succinct, and comprehensive overview of image-guided brachytherapy. Throughout the last decade, the utility of image guidance in brachytherapy has increased to enhance procedural development, treatment planning, and radiation delivery in an effort to optimize safety and clinical outcomes. Organized into two parts, the book discusses physics and radiobiology principles of brachytherapy as well as clinical applications of image-guided brachytherapy for various disease sites (central nervous system, eye, head and neck, breast, lung, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, sarcoma, and skin). It also describes the incorporation of imaging techniques such as CT, MRI, and ultrasound into brachytherapy procedures and planning. Featuring procedural and anesthesia care, extensive images, contouring examples, treatment planning techniques, and dosimetry for the comprehensive treatment for each disease site, Handbook of Image-Guided Brachytherapy is a valuable resource for practicing radiation oncologists, physicists, dosimetrists, residents, and medical students.   


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jyoti Mayadev
    • 1
  • Stanley H.  Benedict
    • 2
  • Mitchell Kamrava
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer CenterSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California Davis Medical Center, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer CenterSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.Division of Brachytherapy, Gynecologic and Sarcoma Services, Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-44825-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-44827-5
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