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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
by Brian D. Kavanagh

Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy provides oncology professionals with a practical understanding of the basic science, technical aspects, and clinical indications of stereotactic body radiation therapy, including radiosurgery, radiotherapy, and radioablation.

Sterotactic Body Radiation Therapy includes discussions of relevant classical and molecular radiobiological principles, critical evaluations of currently used techniques, and background clinical oncology information plus summaries of reported outcomes for patients treated in the lung, liver, and spine.

Contents

The Radiobiology of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

  1. Estimation of Required Doses in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  2. The Cellular Signaling Response to Radiation
  3. Radiation Effects and the Role of Cytokines: Mechanisms and Potential Clinical Implications
  4. Normal Tissue Dose Constraints Applied in Lung Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  5. Normal Tissue Dose Constraints in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Liver Tumors
  6. Special Problems in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Dose Rate Effect, Dose Inhomogeneity, and Target Margin Selection

The Physics and Dosimetry of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

  1. Immobilization, Localization, and Repositioning Methods in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  2. Dosimetry of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  3. Quality Assurance in Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Initiating and Building A Clinical Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Program

  1. Clinical Operational Issues: Optimizing the Treatment Process
  2. Commissioning and Accerditation of a Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Program
  3. Personnel Training for Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  4. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Lung Tumors
  5. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Renal Cell Carcinoma
  6. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Retroperitoneal and Pelvic Tumors
  7. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy For Paraspinal Tumors

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
by Brian D. Ravanagh
2005 159 pages $154.00 + shipping
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