External beam therapy is the most common form of radiotherapy, delivering ionizing radiation such as high-energy x-rays, gamma rays, or electron beams directly into the location of the patient's tumour. Now in its third edition, this book is an essential, practical guide to external beam radiotherapy planning and delivery, covering the rapid technological advances made in recent years.
The initial chapters give a detailed insight into the fundamentals of clinical radiotherapy. This is followed by systematic details for each tumour site commonly treated with radiotherapy, covering indications, treatment, and planning. The final chapter covers the all important aspect of quality assurance in radiotherapy delivery.
This third edition has been fully updated and revised to reflect new techniques, including details of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and proton therapy.
Written by experts in each field, External Beam Therapy is an invaluable companion to professionals and trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiology, and clinical or radiation oncology.
ABOUT THE SERIES
Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in the series takes the reader through the basic principles of the use of ionizing radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks is aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physics, dosimetrists, radiographers, and senior nurses.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction, Peter Hoskin
2: Basic Physics, Karen Venables
3: Treatment, delivery, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and image-guided radiotherapy, Yat Man Tsang
4: Proton Therapy, Ranald MacKay and Alex Aitkenhead
5: Breast Radiotherapy, Charlotte Coles, Murray Brunt, Anna Kirby, Sara Lightowlers, and Nicola Twyman
6: Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours, Kevin Franks, Fiona McDonald, and Gerard G. Hanna
7: Upper GI., Stephen Falk
8: Rectal cancer, Rob Glynne-Jones and Mark Harrison
9: Squamous cell carcinoma of the anus, Rob Glynne-Jones and Mark Harrison
10: Prostate cancer, Alison Tree, Linus Benjamin, and David Dearnaley
11: Bladder cancer, Nicholas James, David Fackrell, and Anjali Zarkar
12: Testis, Peter Hoskin
13: Penis, Peter Hoskin
14: Uterus Endometrium and Cervix, Melanie Powell and Alexandra Taylor
15: Vulva and vagina, Peter Hoskin
16: Lymphomas, Richard W. Tsang, Mary K. Gospodarowicz, and Peter Hoskin
17: Central nervous system tumours, Neil G Burnet, Fiona Harris, Mark B Pinkham, Kate E Burton, and Gillian A Whitfield
18: Head and neck cancer, Christopher Nutting and Dorothy Gujral
19: Skin cancer, Carie Corner, Hannah Tharmalingham, and Peter Hoskin
20: Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone, James Wylie
21: Principles of paediatric radiation oncology, Henry C Mandeville
22: Radiotherapy planning for metastatic disease, Peter Hoskin
23: Quality assurance in radiotherapy, Patricia Díez and Edwin GA Aird
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