Robotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications by Lee E. PonskyRobotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications by Lee E. Ponsky

Robotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary Applications

EditorLee E. Ponsky, Donald B. Fuller, Robert M. Meier

Hardcover | November 23, 2011

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The treatment of prostate cancer continues to be problematic owing to serious side-effects, including erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence. Robotic radiosurgery offers a novel, rapid, non-invasive outpatient treatment option that combines robotics, advanced image-guided spatial positioning, and motion detection with submillimeter precision. This book examines all aspects of the treatment of prostate cancer with robotic radiosurgery. It explains how image-guided robotic radiosurgery overcomes the problem of patient motion during radiation therapy by continuously identifying the precise location of the prostate tumor throughout the course of treatment. Hypofractionated radiation delivery by means of robotic radiosurgery systems is also discussed in detail. The book closes by examining other emerging genitourinary applications of robotic radiosurgery. All of the authors are experts in their field who present a persuasive case for this fascinating technique.
Title:Robotic Radiosurgery Treating Prostate Cancer and Related Genitourinary ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:265 pages, 10.24 × 7.6 × 0.1 inPublished:November 23, 2011Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642114946

ISBN - 13:9783642114946

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to Radiosurgery as a Multidisciplinary Practice.-Section 2: Historical and Current Prostate Cancer Issues.- Section 3: Prostate Motion.- Section 4: Hypofractionated Radiation Deliver.- Section 5: Emerging Applications.

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From the reviews:"Lee Ponsky and co-editors, helped by more than 40 worldwide experts, wrote an original textbook dedicated to urological applications of radiosurgery. The first part provided the reader with general information. . An important part of the book was dedicated to hypofractionated radiation therapy and based on radiobiological aspects of the treatment. Undoubtedly, this textbook is intended for radiotherapists and oncologists. . urologists involved in prostate cancer management will find ample amount of information, essential in pluri-disciplinary clinical exchanges." (Paul Meria, European Urology Today, August/September, 2012)"This is a timely book summarising the development and current status of the use of stereotactic radiosurgery in the management of urological cancers . and so this book is very helpful for all those urologists and oncologists who wish to become involved with stereotactic radiotherapy now or in the future. The book provides a good overview of the subject, which will undoubtedly be useful in the clinic when patients enquire about stereotactic treatment and where it fits into the standard armamentarium of treatment options." (Rob Hughes, Urology News, January/February, 2013)