Gynecologic Radiation Therapy

Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management

  • Akila N. Viswanathan
  • Christian Kirisits
  • Beth E. Erickson
  • Richard Pötter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Radiological Imaging Of Gynecologic Malignanies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jeffrey Olpin, Clare M. Tempany
      Pages 3-18
    3. Johannes C. Athanasios Dimopoulos, Elena Fidarova
      Pages 19-32
    4. Robert Hudej, Uulke A. Van der Heide
      Pages 33-39
  3. Clinical Utility Of Imaging For External Beam Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Karen Lim, Michael Milosevic, Kristy Brock, Anthony Fyles
      Pages 51-60
    3. Dietmar Georg, Christian Kirisits
      Pages 61-72
    4. Eric D. Donnelly, Tamer M. Refaat, William Small Jr
      Pages 73-83
  4. Image Guided Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Primož Petrič, Richard Pötter, Erik Van Limbergen, Christine Haie-Meder
      Pages 99-118
    3. Jacob C. Lindegaard, Richard Pötter, Eric Van Limbergen, Christine Haie-Meder
      Pages 119-130
    4. Alexandra J. Stewart, Søren M. Bentzen
      Pages 131-142
    5. Christian Kirisits, Kari Tanderup, Taran Paulsen Hellebust, Robert Cormack
      Pages 143-164
  5. Institutional Experiences:Practical Approaches To Image Guided Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Kailash Narayan, Sylvia van Dyk, David Bernshaw
      Pages 167-172
    3. Johannes C. Athanasios Dimopoulos, Christian Kirisits, Richard Pötter
      Pages 173-179
    4. Marisol De Brabandere, Erik Van Limbergen
      Pages 181-186

About this book


Recent advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies led to a new worldwide consensus to introduce image guidance to gynecologic radiation therapy, particularly to brachytherapy. The book summarizes the changed practice of management: treatment planning for cervical cancer, not modified for over 60 years, has been shifted to an image-based approach, endometrial cancer management with an increase in the use of chemotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy, and vaginal cancer therapy including image guidance and high-dose delivery with IMRT.


Brachytherapy Chemotherapy Gynecologic Cancer Radiation

Editors and affiliations

  • Akila N. Viswanathan
    • 1
  • Christian Kirisits
    • 2
  • Beth E. Erickson
    • 3
  • Richard Pötter
    • 4
  1. 1.Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dept. Radiation OncologyHarvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2., Division Medical Radiation PhysicsAKH Wien-MUWWienAustria
  3. 3.Dept. Radiation OncologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA
  4. 4.Klinik Strahlentherapie und, StrahlenbiologieUniversitätsklinikum WienWienAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68954-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68958-4
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