External Beam Therapy

Paperback | September 25, 2012

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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 ofexternal 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. xternal Beam Therapy, SecondEdition 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 principlesof 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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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 ofexternal beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid ...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:536 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780199696567

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1. Peter Hoskin: Introduction2. Karen Venables: Basic physics3. Carl Rowbottom: Treatment delivery, IMRT and IGRT4. Ellen Donovan, Charlotte Coles, Charlotte Westbury and John Yarnold: Breast5. Sara C Erridge, Elizabeth Toy and Sorcha Campbell: Radiotherapy for thoracic tumours6. Stephen Faulk: Upper GI7a. Rob Glynne-Jones, Mark Harrison and David Sebag-Montefiore: Rectal cancer7b. David Sebag-Montefiore, Mark Harrison and Robert Glynne-Jones: Squamous carcinoma of the anus8a. S Hafeez, A Creak and DP Dearnaley: External Beam Radiotherapy for prostate cancer8b. Nicholas James, Elizabeth Southgate and Anjali Zarkar: Bladder cancer8c. Peter Hoskin: Testis8d. Peter Hoskin: Penis9a. Melanie Powell and Alexandra Taylor: Uterus9b. Peter Hoskin: Vulva and vagina10. Mary K Gospodarowicz, Richard W Tsang, David C Hodgson and Peter Hoskin: Lymphomas11. Neil G Burnet, Fiona Harris, Raj Jena, Kate E Burton and Sarah J Jefferies: CNS tumours12. Christopher Nutting and Michele Saunders: Head and neck cancer13. C Corner and Peter Hoskin: Skin cancer14. Anna Cassoni: Sarcomas of soft tissue and bone15. Roger E Taylor: Principles of paediatric radiation oncology16. Peter Hoskin: Radiotherapy planning for metastatic disease17. Patricia Diez and Edwin GA Aird: Quality assurance in radiotherapy