Californium-252 Isotope for 21st Century Radiotherapy

  • Jacek G. Wierzbicki

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Yosh Maruyama (1930–1995)

    1. Jose Feola
      Pages 1-3
  3. Production and Physical Properties of Californium Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. J. B. Knauer, R. C. Martin
      Pages 7-24
    3. Jacek G. Wierzbicki, Mark J. Rivard, Walter Roberts
      Pages 25-53
  4. Brachytherapy of Gynaecological Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. T. Tačev, A. Vacek, B. Prokes, O. Rašovská, B. Ptáčková, V. Strnad et al.
      Pages 57-75
    3. T. Tačev, B. Ptáčková, A. Vacek, O. Rašovská, B. Prokes, V. Strnad et al.
      Pages 77-82
    4. T. Tačev, B. Ptáčková, A. Vacek, O. Rašovská, V. Strnad
      Pages 83-97
    5. L. I. Guseva, L. I. Krikunova, V. P. Rykova
      Pages 99-103
    6. L. A. Marjina, M. I. Nechushkin, V. V. Serova
      Pages 105-113
    7. L. A. Marjina, V. N. Kiseleva, M. I. Nechushkin, V. N. Chekhonadsky, G. P. Elisyutin
      Pages 115-130
    8. A. S. Pavlov, K. N. Kostromina, M. A. Fadeyeva, A. L. Bocharov
      Pages 131-134
  5. Brachytherapy of Head and Neck Tumors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. V. S. Medvedev, B. M. Vtyurin, V. I. Plichko, I. A. Gulidov
      Pages 137-144
    3. B. M. Vtyurin, V. S. Medvedev, V. I. Plichko, V. N. Ivanov, L. F. Ivanova, S. A. Maximov
      Pages 145-158
  6. Brachytherapy of Rectal Tumors and Sarcomas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. V. O. Sidorchenkov, O. N. Denisenko, V. N. Ivanov, V. A. Kozlov
      Pages 179-198
    3. A. Burneckis, E. Stratilatovas, V. Atkocius, Z. Sinkevicius, R. Bausys
      Pages 199-201
    4. J. Fontanesi, M. Zalupski, P. Chuba, J. G. Wierzbicki, M. J. Rivard, J. Ryan
      Pages 203-207
  7. Dosimetry, Radiobiology and Treatment Planning of Mixed Neutron-Photon Radiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 209-209
    2. A. Miller, E. Atkocine, M. Kersuliene, V. Atkocius
      Pages 211-219
    3. O. N. Denisenko, V. N. Ivanov, V. A. Kozlov, V. O. Sidorchenkov, A. A. Omarov, I. M. Chernichenko et al.
      Pages 221-231
    4. V. N. Ivanov, B. M. Vtyurin, L. F. Ivanova, V. S. Medvedev, A. A. Omarov
      Pages 233-241
    5. V. N. Ivanov, B. M. Vtyurin, L. F. Ivanova, T. V. Popova
      Pages 243-256
  8. Source Design and Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 299-300

About this book


Californium-252 is a neutron emitter with a high specific activity, making it useful in a variety of applications, the most spectacular of which is in brachytherapy for cancer patients. Radiation oncology has exhausted nearly every option for treating radioresistant tumors by photon brachytherapy, and therefore new types of radiation need to be studied to improve the curability of cancer.
Audience: Californium brachytherapy is used in only a few radiation therapy centers in the world, so the book will be highly instructive for radiation oncologists, medical physicists and radiobiologists. The nuclear techniques used in clinical applications may also interest nuclear physicists and engineers.


brachytherapy cancer dosimetry radiation radiation oncology radiobiology radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jacek G. Wierzbicki
    • 1
  1. 1.Wayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6433-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5766-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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