Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

  • Seymour H. Levitt
  • James A. Purdy
  • Carlos A. Perez
  • Philip Poortmans

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Also part of the Radiation Oncology book sub series (Med Radiol Radiat Oncol)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Chang W. Song, Heonjoo Park, Robert J. Griffin, Seymour H. Levitt
    Pages 51-61
  3. Cynthia Ménard, Ursula Nestle, David Jaffray
    Pages 63-83
  4. James A. Purdy, Philip Poortmans, Carlos A. Perez, Seymour H. Levitt
    Pages 85-132
  5. Sasa Mutic, Mary Coffey, James A. Purdy, Jeff M. Michalski, Carlos A. Perez
    Pages 133-156
  6. Bruce J. Gerbi, Youlia M. Kirova, Roberto Orecchia
    Pages 157-196
  7. Nancy Price Mendenhall, Zuofeng Li
    Pages 197-218
  8. James A. Purdy, Philip Poortmans, Carlos A. Perez
    Pages 253-273
  9. Ruijiang Li, Paul Keall, Lei Xing
    Pages 275-312
  10. Walter H. Grant III, E. Brian Butler, Dirk Verellen
    Pages 313-324
  11. Rodney E. Wegner, Dwight E. Heron, Arlan H. Mintz, M. Saiful Huq
    Pages 325-334
  12. Joseph R. Simpson, Robert E. Drzymala, Keith M. Rich, Brigitta G. Baumert
    Pages 335-362
  13. L. Chinsoo Cho, Valérie Fonteyne, Wilfried DeNeve, Simon S. Lo, Robert D. Timmerman
    Pages 363-400
  14. Bruce Thomadsen, Jack Venselaar, Zuofeng Li
    Pages 401-434
  15. Bethany Anderson, Christine Haie-Meder, Erik Van Limbergen
    Pages 435-459
  16. Subir Nag, Granger R. Scruggs
    Pages 461-484
  17. James A. Purdy, Eric E. Klein, Philip Poortmans, Coen Hurkmans
    Pages 485-529
  18. James A. Purdy, Philip M. Poortmans
    Pages 531-548
  19. Yolande Lievens, Peter Dunscombe, Andre Konski
    Pages 549-562
  20. William A. Hall, Walter J. Curran
    Pages 565-599
  21. Allen M. Chen, K. S. Clifford Chao
    Pages 601-640
  22. Elizabeth S. Bloom, Philip Poortmans, Marianne Aznar, Thomas A. Buchholz, Eric A. Strom
    Pages 641-684
  23. Ben Wilkinson, Laurie Cuttino, Dorin Todor, Frank Vicini
    Pages 685-715
  24. Brian G. Czito, Christopher G. Willett
    Pages 717-753
  25. Joe Y. Chang
    Pages 755-775
  26. Jonathan B. Ashman, Matthew D. Callister, Michael G Haddock, Leonard L. Gunderson
    Pages 777-799
  27. Peter Han, Marvin Rotman, Alan R. Schulsinger, Bradley R. Pieters, Caro C. E. Koning, Floris J. Pos et al.
    Pages 801-827
  28. Kathryn E. Dusenbery, Bruce J. Gerbi
    Pages 829-853
  29. Higinia R. Cárdenes, David L. Andolino, Jennifer E. Zook
    Pages 855-888
  30. Carlos A. Perez, Imran Zoberi
    Pages 889-916
  31. Higinia R. Cardenes, Jennifer E. Zook, David L. Andolino
    Pages 917-947
  32. Jeff M. Michalski, Thomas Wiegel
    Pages 949-1025
  33. Gerard C. Morton, Maria Pearse
    Pages 1027-1040
  34. Karl E. Haglund, Thomas F. DeLaney, David C. Harmon, Andrew E. Rosenberg, Francis J. Hornicek
    Pages 1041-1076
  35. Kathryn E. Dusenbery, Bruce J. Gerbi
    Pages 1077-1098
  36. Chung K. Lee, Philip Poortmans
    Pages 1099-1140
  37. Back Matter
    Pages 1141-1148

About this book


This well-received book, now in its fifth edition, is unique in providing a detailed description of the technological basis of radiation therapy. Another novel feature is the collaborative writing of the chapters by North American and European authors. This considerably broadens the book’s perspective and increases its applicability in daily practice throughout the world. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics and biological principles related to time-dose-fractionation, and explains the various technological approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. Issues relating to quality assurance, technology assessment, and cost-benefit analysis are also reviewed. The second part of the book discusses in depth the practical clinical applications of the different radiation therapy techniques in a wide range of cancer sites. 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.


basic concepts radiation therapy technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Seymour H. Levitt
    • 1
  • James A. Purdy
    • 2
  • Carlos A. Perez
    • 3
  • Philip Poortmans
    • 4
  1. 1.Institutet Stockholm Sweden, MMC 436Dept.of Oncol-Pathol KarolinskaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.UC Davis Cancer Center, Dept. Radiation OncologyUniversity of California, DavisSacramentoUSA
  3. 3.School of Medicine, Dept. Radiation OncologyWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  4. 4.Instituut VerbeetenTilburgNetherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11571-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11572-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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