The book covers all aspects of practical issues in radiation oncology related to instruments and machines
All chapters will cover the latest evidence based approach in radiation oncology
Chapters include images, illustrations and figures to make the subject more easily understandable
Chapters focus on future trends to keep the reader up to date
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Table of contents (47 chapters)
Practical Physics and Instrument
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
- Gamma knife
- Stereotactic radiosurgery
- Stereotactic body radiotherapy
Editors and Affiliations
National Cancer Institute, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Professor, Head NCI-India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Goura K. Rath
Senior Resident, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India
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.
Book Title: Practical Radiation Oncology
Editors: Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath, Rony Benson
Publisher: Springer Singapore
eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)
Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-15-0072-5Published: 10 December 2019
Softcover ISBN: 978-981-15-0075-6Published: 15 January 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-981-15-0073-2Published: 25 November 2019
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIII, 300
Number of Illustrations: 18 b/w illustrations, 116 illustrations in colour