By Wolfgang Schlegel PhD (auth.), Wolfgang Schlegel PhD, Thomas Bortfeld PhD, Anca-Ligia Grosu MD (eds.)
This ebook presents an outline of modern advances in radiation oncology, lots of that have originated from physics and engineering sciences. After an introductory part on simple features of 3D clinical imaging, the position of 3D imaging within the context of radiotherapy is explored in a sequence of chapters at the numerous glossy imaging options. yet another significant part addresses 3D remedy making plans for conformal radiotherapy, with attention of either exterior radiotherapy and brachytherapy. as a result the fashionable strategies of 3D conformal radiotherapy are defined, together with stereotactic radiotherapy, intensity-modulated radiation remedy, image-guided and adaptive radiotherapy, and radiotherapy with charged debris. extra clinically orientated chapters discover using brachytherapy in sufferers with prostate melanoma, cardiovascular issues and breast melanoma. The publication concludes with a bit on caliber insurance. The textual content is particularly designed to be available to execs and scholars with a scientific heritage in addition to to beginners to radiation oncology from the sector of physics.
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New Technologies in Radiation Oncology by Wolfgang Schlegel PhD (auth.), Wolfgang Schlegel PhD, Thomas Bortfeld PhD, Anca-Ligia Grosu MD (eds.)