Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy

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The third edition of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy was written to enhance the readera€™s understanding of the cutting-edge technology of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy. It is designed to both update old readers and inform new readers about the complexities and details of clinical management. This completely updated edition provides a step-by-step, practical approach to the use of IMRT in the evaluation and treatment of cancer patients. Because of IMRTa€™s ability to employ individually controlled beamlets, it is an extremely promising technique, especially when paired with CT, PET, and/or MRI. With these improved procedures, doctors and clinicians will be able to take high resolution images of tumors while minimizing dosages to surrounding tissue. In order to focus on the most up to date IMRT techniques, the introductory chapters have been condensed to provide a brief overview of IMRT physics, mechanics and quality assurance, and also CT and MR imaging. To help assist in clinical decision-making it provides the reader with more than 700 full-color illustrations, IMRT tables and clear, straightforward descriptions that address a range of tumor types and sites including head and neck, urinary, and gynecologic cancers.IMRT with carbon ion boost (73 GyE) was used by Jensen et al.24 to treat 29 patients with T4 sinonasal malignancies. At median ... Jiang GL, Ang KK, Peters LJ, Wendt CD, Oswald MJ, Goepfert H. Maxillary sinus carcinomas: natural history and results of postoperative radiotherapy. Radiother Oncol 1991;21(3): 193a€“200. 4. ... Edge SB, Byrd DR, Compton CC, Fritz AG, Greene FL, Trotti A. AJCC Cancer Staging Manual, 7th ed. ... IntJ Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 2007;69(1): 141a€“147. Snyersanbsp;...

Title:Practical Essentials of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
Author: K S Clifford Chao, Tony J. C. Wang, Tim Marinetti
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2013-10-29

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