Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery by Hans BreuerProton Therapy and Radiosurgery by Hans Breuer

Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery

byHans Breuer

Paperback | December 7, 2010

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The subject of the book is the medical application of high energy proton beams, emphasising the practical applications, indications, radiobiology and physics, including dosimetry and three dimensional planning. The detailed methods of patient immobilisation, data collection for planning and the execution of plans will be presented. This will supply "hands on" type of information that will enable any qualified radiotherapist to treat a patient with confidence. The radiobiology of large fractions will also be explained in detail. The special features will include conversion tables to equivalent values for multiple dose increments ("frations") from single dose values, photos and drawings of immobilisation techniques, tissue density values. The main benefit the reader will get is an in depth, practical text, covering all aspects of proton therapy.
Title:Proton Therapy and RadiosurgeryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pagesPublished:December 7, 2010Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:364208379X

ISBN - 13:9783642083792

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Table of Contents

Part I: General, Basics, Interaction of Protons with Matter, Modifying the Proton Beam, Conformal Proton Radio-therapy; Part II: General Aspects of Proton Therapy, The Rationale for Proton Therapy, Radiobiology, Dose-Volume Relationships in Proton-Therapy and Radiosurgery for Arteriovenous Malformations, Skull Base Meningiomas and Recurrent Malignant Gliomas, Low Energy Proton Beam Therapy for Eye Lesions, High Energy Proton Therapy for Tumours in Body Sites other than the Brain, Radiosurgical Applications of Protons and Photons. The Complications of Single Large Intracranial Doses of Radiation and Their Management, Alternatives to Proton therapy, Costs of Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery.