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Practical Radiation Oncology

  • 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)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Practical Physics and Instrument

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter

      • Ashish Binjola
      Pages 3-11
    3. Radiation Dosimetry

      • Seema Sharma
      Pages 21-30
    4. Radiation Protection Practical Aspects

      • Ashish Binjola
      Pages 31-39
    5. Beam Modifying Devices

      • Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath
      Pages 41-48
    6. Simulators

      • Bhanu Prasad Venkatesulu
      Pages 49-50
    7. Telecobalt

      • Rony Benson, Supriya Mallick
      Pages 51-54
    8. Gamma Knife

      • Renu Madan
      Pages 55-61
    9. Linear Accelerator

      • Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson
      Pages 63-67
    10. Helical Tomotherapy

      • Supriya Mallick, Rony Benson
      Pages 69-71
    11. Electrons

      • V. R. Anjali
      Pages 73-78
    12. Proton Therapy

      • Supriya Mallick
      Pages 79-84
    13. Radiation Facility Development

      • Ritesh Kumar, Divya Khosla
      Pages 85-88
    14. Intraoperative Radiotherapy

      • Supriya Mallick, Goura K. Rath
      Pages 89-92
  3. Practical Brachytherapy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. Evolution of Brachytherapy

      • V. R. Anjali
      Pages 95-101
    3. Brachytherapy in Carcinoma Cervix

      • 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.

Keywords

  • Radiotherapy machines
  • Brachytherapy
  • Gamma knife
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic body radiotherapy

Editors and Affiliations

  • National Cancer Institute, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

    Supriya Mallick

  • Professor, Head NCI-India, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India

    Goura K. Rath

  • Senior Resident, Regional Cancer Centre, Trivandrum, India

    Rony Benson

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: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0073-2

  • 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

  • Topics: Oncology

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-15-0073-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)