Ion Beam Therapy

Fundamentals, Technology, Clinical Applications

  • Ute Linz

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL, volume 320)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Ion Beam Therapy in Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paul J. Kim, Helen A. Shih
      Pages 17-29
  3. Physical and Biological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Reinhard Schulte, Ted Ling
      Pages 61-79
    3. John Gueulette, Reinhard Gahbauer, Dan T. L. Jones, Jacobus Slabbert, André Wambersie
      Pages 81-93
  4. Models and Preclinical Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Katia Parodi
      Pages 97-116
    3. Thilo Elsässer
      Pages 117-133
    4. Eleanor A. Blakely, Polly Y. Chang
      Pages 135-145
  5. Clinical Results and Indications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Andrzej Kacperek
      Pages 149-177
    3. Daniela Schulz-Ertner
      Pages 193-205
    4. Hideyuki Sakurai, Toshiyuki Okumura, Shinji Sugahara, Hidetsugu Nakayama, Koichi Tokuuye
      Pages 207-222
    5. Tadashi Kamada, Naoyoshi Yamamoto, Masayuki Baba
      Pages 223-236
    6. Tatsuya Ohno, Shingo Kato
      Pages 237-251
    7. Jean-Louis Habrand, Jean Datchary, Pascal Pommier, Stéphanie Bolle, Loïc Feuvret, Ismael Ghorbel et al.
      Pages 287-309
  6. Medical Accelerators and Beam Line Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Hartmut Eickhoff, Udo Weinrich, Jose Alonso
      Pages 325-343
    3. Andrew J. Wroe, Steven Rightnar
      Pages 345-359
    4. Yves Jongen
      Pages 361-375
  7. Beam Preparation and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 397-397
    2. Jay Flanz
      Pages 417-440
    3. Giacomo Cuttone
      Pages 441-455
    4. Hiroshi Akiyama, Kazuo Tomida
      Pages 457-469
    5. Michael Gillin, X. Ronald Zhu, Narayan Sahoo
      Pages 471-485
  8. Patient Positioning and Treatment Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 487-487
    2. Oliver Jäkel
      Pages 503-525
    3. Fine Fiedler, Daniela Kunath, Marlen Priegnitz, Wolfgang Enghardt
      Pages 527-543
    4. Christoph Bert, Eike Rietzel
      Pages 545-558
    5. Andres Sommer
      Pages 559-577
  9. Individual Facilities and Management Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 579-579
    2. Jay Flanz, Hanne Kooy, Thomas F. DeLaney
      Pages 597-609
    3. Tadashi Kamada, Hirohiko Tsujii
      Pages 611-621
    4. Nancy P. Mendenhall, Zuofeng Li
      Pages 641-658
  10. Future Developments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 657-657
    2. Kenneth P. Gall
      Pages 661-672

About this book


The book provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the basics, the technology, and the clinical use of ion beams for radiation therapy. Theoretical background, technical components, and patient treatment schemes are delineated by the leading experts that helped to develop this field from a research niche to its current highly sophisticated and powerful clinical treatment level used to the benefit of cancer patients worldwide.
Rather than being a side-by-side collection of articles, this book consists of related chapters. It is a common achievement by 76 experts from around the world. Their expertise reflects the diversity of the field with radiation therapy, medical and accelerator physics, radiobiology, computer science, engineering, and health economics. The book addresses a similarly broad audience ranging from professionals that need to know more about this novel treatment modality or consider to enter the field of ion beam therapy as a researcher. However, it is also written for the interested public and for patients who might want to learn about this treatment option.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Linz
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  1. 1.Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

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