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

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.


cancer therapy clinical results of ion therapy devices for ion beam therapy gantry design ion beam therapy reference medical accelerators proton therapy radiotherapy socio-economic aspects of ion beam therapy treatment planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Ute Linz
    • 1
  1. 1.Forschungszentrum JülichJülichGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-21413-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-21414-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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