Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theodore E. Yaeger IV, Luther W. Brady, Mark Trombetta, Paolo Montemaggi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Paolo Montemaggi, Patrizia Guerrieri
    Pages 5-11
  4. Leah K. Schubert, Moyed Miften
    Pages 13-27
  5. Jun Yang, Xing Liang, Cynthia Pope, Zuofeng Li
    Pages 29-39
  6. Dorin A. Todor
    Pages 41-60
  7. Disease Site Specific Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Stephen Karlovits, Thierry Verstraeten
      Pages 63-69
    3. Csaba Polgár, Tibor Major
      Pages 145-167
    4. Jaroslaw T. Hepel, David E. Wazer, Frank A. Vicini, Douglas W. Arthur
      Pages 169-183
    5. Jean-Philippe Pignol, Juanita Crook
      Pages 185-196
    6. Mark Trombetta, Thomas B. Julian, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi
      Pages 197-212
    7. Paul Renz, Matthew Van Deusen, Rodney J. Landreneau, Athanasios Colonias
      Pages 213-238
    8. Nikolaos Tselis, Konrad Mohnike, Jens Ricke
      Pages 239-252
    9. John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 253-268
    10. John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 269-278
    11. John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 279-285
    12. Patrizia Guerrieri, Bryan C. Coopey
      Pages 287-297
    13. Pei Shuen Lim, Peter Hoskin
      Pages 299-317
    14. Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Maura Campitelli, Rezarta Frakulli, Andrea Galuppi, Alessio G. Morganti, Vincenzo Valentini
      Pages 345-352
    15. Stefania Manfrida, Luca Tagliaferri, Rezarta Frakulli, Maria Antonietta Gambacorta, Alessio G. Morganti, Vincenzo Valentini
      Pages 353-364
    16. James Fontanesi, Brian Kopitzki, Eric Van Limbergen
      Pages 365-388
    17. James Fontanesi, Michael Mott, Jeffrey Margolis, Gabrielle Monit, Alain Gerbaulet
      Pages 389-404
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 405-408

About this book


This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. It is also the first truly comprehensive and complete textbook of brachytherapy. The chapters on the physics of brachytherapy and the technical planning of internal and surface radiotherapy are designed to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge base and capabilities in this demanding specialty field. Disease site-specific chapters cover a wide range of applications, including ocular tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cancers of the head and neck, skin, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. Each chapter incorporates the American and European guidelines and the text has been written from both perspectives by many of the most noted global experts in the field. A concluding chapter is devoted to brachytherapy quality assurance.


Balloon Brachytherapy Brachytherapy Quality Assurance Hepatic Brachytherapy High dose rate interstitial Image Guidance in Gynecologic Brachytherapy Intracavitary Balloon Low Energy Brachytherapy Low dose rate interstitial Physics of Brachytherapy Radiation Therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Montemaggi
    • 1
  • Mark Trombetta
    • 2
  • Luther W. Brady
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyAllegheny General HospitalPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.AlleghenyHealthNetworkCancer Ins,Divi RODrexel Univ, College of MediPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Dept Radiation OncologyDrexel Univ, College of MediPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-26789-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-26791-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-4187
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