Brachytherapy: Applications And Techniques by Phillip M. DevlinBrachytherapy: Applications And Techniques by Phillip M. Devlin

Brachytherapy: Applications And Techniques

byPhillip M. DevlinEditorRobert A. Cormack

Hardcover | October 14, 2015

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Since the first edition was published in 2006, Phillip M. Devlin'sBrachytherapyhas been acknowledged as the essential book on the practice. In this updated new edition, all chapters covering cancer sites have been significantly revised. Organized for specialists in several fields,Brachytherapycontains site-specific chapters that discuss how the evolving role of advanced image guidance has demonstrated greater efficacy and less toxicity. Clinical vignettes with images now accompany all site-specific chapters. The chapter on prostate brachytherapy has been expanded to include other indications in the genitourinary system, and there are two entirely new chapters--one chronicling the history of brachytherapy and the other detailing the emergence of skin brachytherapy.

Dr. Devlin, a leading world authority on brachytherapy, has assembled other leaders in the field from world-renowned radiation oncology programs to enrich this comprehensive text. From new data on medical outcomes to the costs and benefits of running a brachytherapy practice,Brachytherapy, Second Editionis the first and last word on what still is considered the most conformal radiotherapy technique in the field.

In the new edition:

  • Over 300 images accompany the chapter text and clinical vignettes
  • Essential tables and spreadsheets enhance the chapter on running a brachytherapy practice
  • Ten years of technological advancements are assimilated and reviewed in each site-specific chapter
  • Includes access to the fully-searchable downloadable e-book
Title:Brachytherapy: Applications And TechniquesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:576 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 14, 2015Publisher:Demos Medical PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1620700824

ISBN - 13:9781620700822

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Table of Contents



ForewordDavid E. Wazer

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition


1.A Century of Brachytherapy (From the Prostate’s Perspective)

Jesse N. Aronowitz

2.Radiobiologic Concepts for Brachytherapy

Alexandra J. Stewart, Robert A. Cormack, and Kathryn D. Held

3.Technical Aspects of Brachytherapy

Mandar S. Bhagwat, Ivan M. Buzurovic, Antonio L. Damato, Scott A. Friesen, Jorgen L. Hansen, Desmond A. O’Farrell, Emily Neubauer Sugar, and Robert A. Cormack

4.Genitourinary Brachytherapy

André-Guy Martin, Frédéric Lacroix, Thomas Niedermayr, Paul L. Nguyen, and Peter F. Orio, III

5.Gynecologic Brachytherapy

Larissa J. Lee, Antonio L. Damato, and Akila N. Viswanathan

6.Breast Brachytherapy

Simona F. Shaitelman, Chirag Shah, Leonard H. Kim, Frank A. Vicini, Douglas W. Arthur, and Atif J. Khan

7.Thoracic Brachytherapy

Keyur J. Mehta, Nitika Thawani, and Subhakar Mutyala

8.Skin Brachytherapy

Anna O. Likhacheva, Phillip M. Devlin, and Ivan M. Buzurovic

9.Head and Neck Brachytherapy

J. Nicholas Lukens, Kenneth S. Hu, Peter C. Levendag, David N. Teguh, Paul M. Busse, and Louis B. Harrison

10.Central Nervous System Brachytherapy

Abigail L. Stockham and Nils D. Arvold

11.Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy

Alexandra J. Stewart, Nikolaos Tselis, Michele Albert, Nitika Thawani, and Arthur Sun Myint

12.Soft Tissue Sarcoma Brachytherapy

Caroline L. Holloway and Chandrajit P. Raut

13.Pediatric Brachytherapy

Lara Hathout, Suzanne L. Wolden, and Gil’ad N. Cohen

14.Vascular Brachytherapy

Chien Peter Chen, Ray Lin, and Prabhakar Tripuraneni

15.Foundations of a Brachytherapy Practice

David Jeffrey Demanes, Ron DiGiaimo, Casilda Menchaca-Garcia, and Tamara Syverson