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Practical Radiation Oncology

  • Supriya Mallick
  • Goura K. Rath
  • Rony Benson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Practical Physics and Instrument

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashish Binjola
      Pages 3-11
    3. Seema Sharma
      Pages 21-30
    4. Ashish Binjola
      Pages 31-39
    5. Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath
      Pages 41-48
    6. Bhanu Prasad Venkatesulu
      Pages 49-50
    7. Rony Benson, Supriya Mallick
      Pages 51-54
    8. Renu Madan
      Pages 55-61
    9. Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson
      Pages 63-67
    10. Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson
      Pages 69-71
    11. V. R. Anjali
      Pages 73-78
    12. Supriya Mallick
      Pages 79-84
    13. Ritesh Kumar, Divya Khosla
      Pages 85-88
    14. Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath
      Pages 89-92
  3. Practical Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. V. R. Anjali
      Pages 95-101
    3. Prashanth Giridhar, Goura K. Rath
      Pages 109-116

About this book


This book addresses the most relevant aspects of radiation oncology in terms of technical integrity, dose parameters, machine and software specifications, as well as regulatory requirements. Radiation oncology is a unique field that combines physics and biology. As a result, it has not only a clinical aspect, but also a physics aspect and biology aspect, all three of which are inter-related and critical to optimal radiation treatment planning.

In addition, radiation oncology involves a host of machines/software. One needs to have a firm command of these machines and their specifications to deliver comprehensive treatment. However, this information is not readily available, which poses serious challenges for students learning the planning aspect of radiation therapy. In response, this book compiles these relevant aspects in a single source.

Radiation oncology is a dynamic field, and is continuously evolving. However, tracking down the latest findings is both difficult and time-consuming. Consequently, the book also comprehensively covers the most important trials. Offering an essential ready reference work, it represents a value asset for all radiation oncology practitioners, trainees and students.


Radiotherapy machines Brachytherapy Gamma knife Stereotactic radiosurgery Stereotactic body radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Supriya Mallick
    • 1
  • Goura K. Rath
    • 2
  • Rony Benson
    • 3
  1. 1.National Cancer InstituteAll India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhiIndia
  2. 2.Professor, Head NCI-IndiaAll India Institute of Medical SciencesDelhiIndia
  3. 3.Senior ResidentRegional Cancer CentreTrivandrumIndia

About the editors

Dr Supriya Mallick is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the National Cancer Institute-India, AIIMS, New Delhi. He is a graduate of Calcutta Medical College and received his MD from AIIMS. His chief research interests are in neuro-oncology and head and neck oncology. He has published numerous papers in national and international journals.

Dr Goura K Rath is currently Director of the National Cancer Institute-India, AIIMS, New Delhi and Chief of Dr. B R Ambedkar Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital (DRBRAIRCH) at AIIMS. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals and is the editor of the Textbook of Radiation Oncology.

Dr Rony Benson is currently pursuing his training in medical oncology at the Regional Cancer Center, Trivandrum. His chief research interests are in gynae-oncology and head and neck oncology. He has published several papers in national and international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Practical Radiation Oncology
  • Editors Supriya Mallick
    Goura K. Rath
    Rony Benson
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-0072-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-0075-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-0073-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 300
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 116 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Oncology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The book is written with emphasis given to residents in training and preparing for board examinations. It is also meant to serve as a quick resource on the many practical matters pertinent to radiation oncology care.” (Mark D. Hurwitz, Doody’s Book Reviews, June 12, 2020)