Radiation Therapy of Benign Diseases

A Clinical Guide

  • Stanley E. Order
  • Sarah S. Donaldson

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-7
  2. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 9-32
  3. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 32-52
  4. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 52-71
  5. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 71-75
  6. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 76-82
  7. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 83-84
  8. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 84-88
  9. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 89-132
  10. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 147-153
  11. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 153-157
  12. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 157-164
  13. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 165-165
  14. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 165-170
  15. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 170-200
  16. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 200-206
  17. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 206-211
  18. Stanley E. Order, Sarah S. Donaldson
    Pages 212-212
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 213-216

About this book

Introduction

The radiation therapist's primary concern is the treatment of patients with malignant dis­ ease. However, there are definite indications for radiation treatment for benign diseases that do not respond to conventional methods of treatment. It may be the treatment of choice in the unusual instance of a life-threatening benign disease that cannot be surgi­ cally or medically managed. The present volume by Order and Donaldson represents a major statement on the uti­ lization of radiation techniques in the management of benign disease. The initial report of the Committee on Radiation Treatment of Benign Disease from the Bureau of Radiological Health recommended that consideration be given to the quality of radiation, the total dose, overall time, underlying organs at risk and shielding factors before the institution of radiation therapy. Infants and children should be treated with ionizing radiation only in very exceptional cases and after careful evaluation of the potential risk compared with the expected benefit. Direct irradiation of the skin areas overlying organs that are particularly prone to late effects such as the thyroid, eye, go­ nads, bone marrow, and breast should be avoided. Meticulous radiation protection tech­ niques should be used in all instances and the depth of penetration of the x-ray beam should be chosen in accordance with depth of the pathologic process'.

Keywords

Tumor aneurysm bone cancer cell infection lymphoma oncology prostate cancer radiation radiation therapy radiology radiotherapy thymus transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Stanley E. Order
    • 1
  • Sarah S. Donaldson
    • 2
  1. 1.The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-97160-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-97162-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97160-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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