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Radiation Therapy Techniques for Gynecological Cancers

A Comprehensive Practical Guide

  • Kevin Albuquerque
  • Sushil Beriwal
  • Akila N. Viswanathan
  • Beth Erickson
Book

Part of the Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology book series (PGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Diandra N. Ayala-Peacock, Shruti Jolly, Sudha Amarnath, Kevin Albuquerque
    Pages 1-22
  3. Shari Damast, Eric Leung, Junzo Chino
    Pages 77-106
  4. O. Lee Burnett III, Xun Jia, Elizabeth A. Kidd, Ann H. Klopp
    Pages 107-139
  5. Teresa Meier, Tracy Sherertz, Eric Paulson, Sook Kien Ng, Jordan Kharofa
    Pages 141-164
  6. Brandon A. Dyer, Jyoti S. Mayadev, Mitch Kamrava, Scott Glaser, Sushil Beriwal, Antonio Damato
    Pages 197-236
  7. Jonathan Feddock, Charles Kunos, Arnold Pompos, Kevin Albuquerque, Lilie L. Lin
    Pages 237-276

About this book

Introduction

This book is a practical guide to the use of modern radiation therapy techniques in women with gynecological cancers. Step-by-step instruction is provided on simulation, contouring, and treatment planning and delivery for cancers of the cervix, endometrium, vagina, and vulva. Beyond external beam radiation delivery, full details are presented on three-dimensional brachytherapy at all sites for which it is applicable. Moreover, in-depth guidance is offered on the various advanced techniques of radiation delivery, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image guidance for external beam and brachytherapy, and stereotactic body radiotherapy.

Radiation therapy is a critical component of the multidisciplinary management of gynecological tumors. With modern technology, both external beam radiation and brachytherapy can be delivered in a highly conformal way. This requires precise contouring and accurate planning techniques. In clearly describing the indications for and the delivery of quality radiation therapy for gynecological tumors, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and radiotherapy residents.

Keywords

Gynecological Cancers Image Guided Brachytherapy Intracavitary Brachytherapy Intensity Modulatet Radiation Therapy Interstitial Brachytherapy Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Endometrium Vagina Vulvar Ovaries Cervix

Editors and affiliations

  • Kevin Albuquerque
    • 1
  • Sushil Beriwal
    • 2
  • Akila N. Viswanathan
    • 3
  • Beth Erickson
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyUT Southwestern Medical CenterDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyUPMC Hillman Cancer CenterPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-01443-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-01442-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-01443-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5715
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5723
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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