Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Clinical Evidence and Techniques

  • Yasumasa Nishimura
  • Ritsuko Komaki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Foundations and Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael D. Mills, Shiao Y. Woo
      Pages 3-14
    3. Laurence E. Court, Peter Balter, Radhe Mohan
      Pages 15-42
    4. Yuta Shibamoto, Chikao Sugie, Hiroyuki Ogino, Natsuo Tomita
      Pages 43-57
    5. Hidenobu Tachibana, Tetsuo Akimoto
      Pages 85-112
  3. Clinical Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Toshihiko Iuchi, Kazuo Hatano
      Pages 131-151
    3. Moses M. Tam, Nadeem Riaz, Nancy Y. Lee
      Pages 153-169
    4. Takeshi Kodaira, Arisa Shimizu, Keiichi Takehana
      Pages 171-192
    5. Amrut S. Kadam, Avraham Eisbruch
      Pages 215-248
    6. Quynh-Nhu Nguyen, Ritsuko Komaki, Daniel R. Gomez, Zhongxing Liao
      Pages 249-260
    7. William W. Chance, Neal Rebueno, Daniel R. Gomez
      Pages 261-273
    8. Gregory M. Chronowski
      Pages 275-288
    9. Steven H. Lin
      Pages 301-314
    10. Keiko Shibuya, Takehiro Shiinoki, Akira Nakamura
      Pages 315-336
    11. Bradford A. Perez, Christopher G. Willett, Brian G. Czito, Manisha Palta
      Pages 337-354
    12. Michael Scott, Amber Orman, Alan Pollack
      Pages 355-377
    13. Daniel R. Simpson, Anthony J. Paravati, Catheryn M. Yashar, Loren K. Mell, Arno J. Mundt
      Pages 403-441
    14. Lynn Million, Marian Axente
      Pages 443-465
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 467-473

About this book


Successful clinical use of intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) represents a significant advance in radiation oncology. Because IMRT can deliver high-dose radiation to a target with a reduced dose to the surrounding organs, it can improve the local control rate and reduce toxicities associated with radiation therapy. Since IMRT began being used in the mid-1990s, a large volume of clinical evidence of the advantages of IMRT has been collected. However, treatment planning and quality assurance (QA) of IMRT are complicated and difficult for the clinician and the medical physicist. This book, by authors renowned for their expertise in their fields, provides cumulative clinical evidence and appropriate techniques for IMRT for the clinician and the physicist. Part I deals with the foundations and techniques, history, principles, QA, treatment planning, radiobiology and related aspects of IMRT. Part II covers clinical applications with several case studies, describing contouring and dose distribution with clinical results along with descriptions of indications and a review of clinical evidence for each tumor site. The information presented in this book serves as a valuable resource for the practicing clinician and physicist.


high-dose radiation radiation oncology radiobiology treatment planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasumasa Nishimura
    • 1
  • Ritsuko Komaki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyKinki University Faculty of MedicineOsaka-SayamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55485-1
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55486-8
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