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Brachytherapy

An International Perspective

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  • Covers both the physics and the clinical applications of brachytherapy, including techniques, results, and management of complications

  • Incorporates the American and European guidelines on brachytherapy

  • Written by international experts in the field

Part of the book series: Medical Radiology (MEDRAD)

Part of the book sub series: Radiation Oncology (Med Radiol Radiat Oncol)

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    • Theodore E. Yaeger IV, Luther W. Brady, Mark Trombetta, Paolo Montemaggi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Brachytherapy: A Journey of Hope in the Battle Against Cancer

    • Paolo Montemaggi, Patrizia Guerrieri
    Pages 5-11
  4. The Physics of Brachytherapy

    • Leah K. Schubert, Moyed Miften
    Pages 13-27
  5. Physics: Low-Energy Brachytherapy Physics

    • Jun Yang, Xing Liang, Cynthia Pope, Zuofeng Li
    Pages 29-39
  6. Balloon Brachytherapy Physics

    • Dorin A. Todor
    Pages 41-60
  7. Disease Site Specific Topics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 61-61
    2. Ocular Brachytherapy

      • Stephen Karlovits, Thierry Verstraeten
      Pages 63-69
    3. Breast Brachytherapy: Interstitial Breast Brachytherapy

      • Csaba Polgár, Tibor Major
      Pages 145-167
    4. Breast Brachytherapy: Intracavitary Breast Brachytherapy

      • Jaroslaw T. Hepel, David E. Wazer, Frank A. Vicini, Douglas W. Arthur
      Pages 169-183
    5. Breast Brachytherapy: Permanent Breast Seed Implants – How and Why?

      • Jean-Philippe Pignol, Juanita Crook
      Pages 185-196
    6. Breast Brachytherapy: Brachytherapy in the Management of Ipsilateral Breast Tumor Recurrence

      • Mark Trombetta, Thomas B. Julian, Jean-Michel Hannoun-Levi
      Pages 197-212
    7. Thoracic Brachytherapy

      • Paul Renz, Matthew Van Deusen, Rodney J. Landreneau, Athanasios Colonias
      Pages 213-238
    8. Image-Guided High-Dose Rate Brachytherapy in the Treatment of Liver Cancer

      • Nikolaos Tselis, Konrad Mohnike, Jens Ricke
      Pages 239-252
    9. Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Endometrial Cancer

      • John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 253-268
    10. Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Cervical Cancer

      • John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 269-278
    11. Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Vaginal Cancer

      • John A. Vargo, Akila N. Viswanathan, Beth A. Erickson, Sushil Beriwal
      Pages 279-285
    12. Gynecologic Brachytherapy: Image Guidance in Gynecologic Brachytherapy

      • Patrizia Guerrieri, Bryan C. Coopey
      Pages 287-297
    13. Prostate: Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy

      • Pei Shuen Lim, Peter Hoskin
      Pages 299-317

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.

Keywords

  • 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
  • Radiaton Oncology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Radiation Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA

    Paolo Montemaggi

  • AlleghenyHealthNetworkCancer Ins,Divi RO, Drexel Univ, College of Medi, Pittsburgh, USA

    Mark Trombetta

  • Dept Radiation Oncology, Drexel Univ, College of Medi, Philadelphia, USA

    Luther W. Brady

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Brachytherapy

  • Book Subtitle: An International Perspective

  • Editors: Paolo Montemaggi, Mark Trombetta, Luther W. Brady

  • Series Title: Medical Radiology

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-26791-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-26789-0

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-80014-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-26791-3

  • Series ISSN: 0942-5373

  • Series E-ISSN: 2197-4187

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 408

  • Number of Illustrations: 120 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Radiology, Oncology

  • Industry Sectors: Biotechnology, Engineering, Health & Hospitals, Pharma

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-26791-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 149.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 219.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)