Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy

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Thomas F. De Laney, Hanne M. Kooy
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - 274 Seiten

This volume is the first comprehensive and practical clinical reference on proton and charged particle radiotherapy. The first half of the book explains the treatment delivery systems used, offers detailed guidance on treatment planning techniques, examines key clinical issues in proton radiotherapy, and reviews recent experience with heavier charged particle radiotherapy. The second half of the book offers "how-to" information on treatment of pediatric tumors, lymphomas, and tumors of the central nervous system, eye, skull base, cervical spine, bone and soft tissue, paranasal sinus, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, oral cavity, salivary glands, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive tract, and breast. More than 100 full-color illustrations complement the text.

 

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Acknowledgments xi
1
Radiobiology of Charged Particles
8
Particle Accelerators
27
Patient Positioning and Setup Verification
57
13
129
16
138
Index
267
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