External Beam Therapy

External Beam Therapy

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External beam therapy is the most common form of radiotherapy, delivering ionizing radiation such as high-energy x-rays, gamma rays or electron beams directly into the location of the patient's tumour. External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an essential, practical guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid technological advances made in recent years. It provides a firm background to the physics of external beam radiotherapy,
taking the reader through the basic principles and discussing issues such as quality assurance.

Experts within each field then expand upon techniques for treatment delivery within each anatomical site, covering indications, treatment and planning. This new edition also includes information on Stereotactic radiotherapy and coverage on the physics of proton beams. External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology.

ABOUT THE SERIES:
Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in this series takes the reader through the basic principles of the use of ionising radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as
medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 165 x 233 x 24mm | 894g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 019969656X
  • 9780199696567
  • 447,198

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Basic physics ; 3. Treatment delivery, IMRT and IGRT ; 4. Breast ; 5. Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours ; 6. Upper GI ; 7a Rectal cancer ; 7b Squamous carcinoma of the anus ; 8a External Beam Radiotherapy for prostate cancer ; 8b Bladder cancer ; 8c Testis ; 8d Penis ; 9a Uterus ; 9b Vulva and vagina ; 10. Lymphomas ; 11. CNS tumours ; 12. Head and neck cancer ; 13. Skin cancer ; 14. Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone ; 15. Principles of paediatric radiation oncology ; 16. Radiotherapy planning for metastatic disease ; 17. Quality assurance in radiotherapy
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A practical guide to daily clinical practice in the radiotherapy department. External Beam Therapy is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology. * Anticancer Research 26 * This clear, concise handbook provides an up-to-date mixture of evidence-based medicine and expert opinion for the relevant clinical application of external beam radiotherapy. With its easy-to-use format, it will be a valuable part of the radiotherapy library. * Doody's Notes * A very nice and practically useful book for those involved in radiotherapy planning, clinical decision-making, and delivery. ... Trainees in radiotherapy in particular will find this book invaluable. It is a text that will be used rather than simply gather dust on the shelf. * BMA Medical Book Competition 2007 (from a review of the previous edition) * External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an essential, practical guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid technological advances made in recent years. It is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology. * Anticancer Research *
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About Peter J. Hoskin

Peter Hoskin qualified at the Royal Free Hospital and, after junior posts in general medicine in London, trained in clinical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He currently has a busy clinical practice focusing on urological and gynaecological malignancies and lymphomas. He also directs a research programme through UCL developing and evaluating functional imaging in oncological practice. Professor Hoskin is series editor of the OUP series, Radiotherapy in
Practice.
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