Gynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management by Akila N ViswanathanGynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management by Akila N Viswanathan

Gynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and Management

EditorAkila N Viswanathan, Christian Kirisits, Beth E. Erickson

Hardcover | October 29, 2010

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Recent advances in the treatment of gynecologic malignancies led to a new worldwide consensus to introduce image guidance to gynecologic radiation therapy, particularly to brachytherapy. The book summarizes the changed practice of management: treatment planning for cervical cancer, not modified for over 60 years, has been shifted to an image-based approach, endometrial cancer management with an increase in the use of chemotherapy and vaginal brachytherapy, and vaginal cancer therapy including image guidance and high-dose delivery with IMRT.

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Akila Viswanathan, M.D., M.P.H. has served as the Chief of Gynecologic Radiation Oncology and Director of the 3D Image-Guided Gynecologic Brachytherapy Program at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women's Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School, since 2002. Dr. Viswanathan completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Cambrid...

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Title:Gynecologic Radiation Therapy: Novel Approaches to Image-Guidance and ManagementFormat:HardcoverDimensions:317 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540689540

ISBN - 13:9783540689546

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Section 1:Radiologic Imaging of Gynecologic MalignanciesGeneral Considerations.-Section 2: Clinical Utility of Imaging for EBRTIssues with Imaging in the Use of Radiation for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer.-The Use of Image Guidance in External Beam Planning.-The Use of Imaging for 3D Conformal and for IMRT in Vaginal/Vulvar cancer.-Section 3: Image Guided Brachytherapy, Medical and Biological Treatment Planning Adaptive Contouring of GTV, CTV and Organs and Ris.-Medical Aspects of Treatment Planning.-Radiobiologic Aspects of Brachytherapy in the Era of 3D Imaging.-Section 4: Image Guided Brachytherapy: Physics Treatment Planning3D Image Guided Treatment Planning.-Section 5: Practical ApproachesApplicator Selection, Insertion adn Imaging of 3D Image-Based Intracavitary Brachytherapy.-Post-operative Vaginal Cylinder Brachytherapy.- Template-Guided Interstittial BrachytherapySection 6: Outcomes.-Clinical Outcomes of 3D External Beam and Brachytherapy.