Interstitial and Intracavitary Thermoradiotherapy

  • M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
  • Rolf Sauer

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Biology, Physiology, and Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. Peschke, E. W. Hahn, G. Wolber
      Pages 13-20
    3. A. J. Milligan, H. W. Merrick, R. R. Dobelbower Jr.
      Pages 31-33
    4. A. G. Visser, R. S. J. P. Kaatee, P. C. Levendag
      Pages 35-41
    5. J. D. P Van Dijk, N. Van Wieringen, G. J. Nieuwenhuys, F. Koenis, C. Koedooder
      Pages 49-53
    6. C. J. Diederich, K. H. Hynynen
      Pages 55-61
  3. Treatment Control and Treatment Planning

  4. Review of Clinical Experience

  5. Special Clinical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. P. C. Levendag, R. S. J. P. Kaatee, A. G. Visser, I. K. K. Kolkman-Deurloo, G. C. van Rhoon, C. A. Meeuwis et al.
      Pages 233-239
    3. M. H. Seegenschmiedt, R. Sauer, R. Fietkau, H. Iro, L. W. Brady
      Pages 241-256
    4. M. H. Seegenschmiedt, R. Sauer, C. Miyamoto, L. W. Brady
      Pages 271-287
    5. P. Fritz, W. Hürter, P. Schraube, F. Reinbold, W. J. Lorenz, M. Wannenmacher
      Pages 297-303
    6. B. Sorbe, D. Roos, C. Smed-Sörensen, B. Frankendal
      Pages 305-310
    7. Z. Petrovich, L. V. Baert
      Pages 311-317
    8. T. A. Colacchio, T. P. Ryan, C. T. Coughlin, E. B. Douple, J. W. Strohbehn
      Pages 319-331
  6. Design and Conduct of Multicenter Clinical Trials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. A. G. Visser, R. S. J. P. Kaatee
      Pages 341-345
    3. C. Marchal, B. Prevost, J.-M. Ardiet, J.-P. Gerard, J.-M. Cosset
      Pages 347-352
    4. P. M. Corry, D. Gersten, S. Langer, A. Martinez
      Pages 373-379
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 381-399

About this book


The use of hyperthermia in radiation oncology is well established. Many publications cover the whole field of possibilities and problems of this therapeutic modality. The new development of interstitial and intracavitary hyperthermia, however, is not well known: there are only a few relevant publications in different journals. Therefore, it was appropriate that SAUER and SEEGENSCHMIEDT organized an international meeting on this topic, where experiences with this new and promising technique were compiled and discussed by experts. The papers of this symposium together with additional review papers and clinical studies are published in this volume. The publication begins with the physical and biological background of interstitial and intracavitary hyperthermia continues with comprehensive review papers on clinical topics and then gives examples for a wide variety of clinical applications. This volume will contribute to better understanding and application of the treatment possibilities of radio oncology in combination with this new treatment modality.


Cancer/Neoplasms Interstitielle Bestrahlung Interventional Radiotherapy Krebs Neoplasma Radiotherapie Tumor brachytherapy cancer clinical trial hyperthermia radiation radiation oncology radiotherapy thermotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
    • 1
  • Rolf Sauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Strahlentherapeutische KlinikUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-84803-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-84801-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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