Radiotherapy in Practice - Imaging

Paperback | February 7, 2010

EditorPeter Hoskin, Vicky Goh

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Imaging is a critical component in the delivery of radiotherapy to patients with malignancy, and this book teaches the principles and practice of imaging specific to radiotherapy. Introductory chapters outline the basic principles of the available imaging modalities including x-rays,ultrasound, CT, MR, nuclear medicine, and PET. Site specific chapters then cover the main tumour sites, reviewing optimal imaging techniques for diagnosis, staging, radiotherapy planning, and follow-up for each site. Chapters are co-authored by oncologists and radiologists specialising in a specificarea to provide an authoritative view on the role of imaging in the patient's journey and examples of relevant images are provided throughout. The important areas of radiation protection, exposure justification, and risks, are also comprehensively covered, exploring issues such as balancingradiation exposure with long-term risks of radiation effects such as second cancer induction.About the Series:Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease, with over 50% of patients receiving treatment at some time during the management of their disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumourbiology to clinical practice. Volumes in this series take the reader through the basic principles of different types of radiotherapy or components of radiotherapy, and then develop this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both in training and practisingradiotherapy, as well as medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.

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Imaging is a critical component in the delivery of radiotherapy to patients with malignancy, and this book teaches the principles and practice of imaging specific to radiotherapy. Introductory chapters outline the basic principles of the available imaging modalities including x-rays,ultrasound, CT, MR, nuclear medicine, and PET. Site s...

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:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019923132X

ISBN - 13:9780199231324

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1. Peter Hoskin: Introduction2. Jonathan Liaw, Jane Taylor, Anthony Chambers, Bal Sanghera and Vicky Goh: Principles of imaging3. Steve Allen: Breast4. Noelle O'Rourke and Michael Sproule: Lung and thorax5. Peter Hoskin and Charlotte Fowler: Lymphoma6. Ian Geh, Ben Miller, R. Jane Chambers, Brinder Mahon, Beatrice Seddon and Shuvro Roy-Choudhury: Upper GI tumours7. Vicky Goh and Rob Glynne-Jones: Lower gastrointestinal tract8. Oliver Wignall, Vincent Khoo and S. Aslam Sohaib: Urological cancers9. Guy Burkill and Kate Lankester: Gynaecological cancers10. Wai Lup Wong, Julian Kabala and Michele Saunders: Head and neck cancers11. Sara C Erridge, Rod Gibson and David Summers: Central nervous system12. Frank Saran: Connective tissues (soft tissue sarcoma)13. Yong Du and Jamshed Bomanji: Endocrine tumours14. S James and David Spooner: Skeletal tumours15. Paul Humphries, Francesca Peters and Mark Gaze: Paediatrics16. Charlotte Whittaker and Vicky Goh: Imaging for common complications17. Jane Shekdhar and Edwin Aird: Radiation protection issues when imaging patients for radiotherapyAppendices