This book is designed to provide a comprehensive discussion of the clinical, physical, and technical aspects of treatment planning.
With the advent of computer technology and medical imaging, treatment planning in radiation oncology has evolved from a way of devising beam arrangements to a sophisticated process whereby imaging scanners are used to define target volume, simulators are used to outline treatment volume, and computers are used to select optimal beam arrangements for treatment.
The intent of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology is to review clinical, physical, and technical aspects of treatment planning and present a contemporary version of the treatment planning process.
--NEW Each chapter in the previous edition will be updated to the state-of-the-art in the field
--NEW Seven new chapters have been added (Treatment Simulation, Treatment Planning Algorithms ¿ Protons, SBRT, Electron Beam Therapy, Proton Beam Therapy, Normal Tissue Tolerance, GYN Malignancies)
--NEW The most important areas of updates of existing material ar:e 3-D CRT, IMRT, IGRT, and treatment plan evaluation
--Emphasizes the modern treatment planning process including physics as well as clinical radiation oncology
--Takes a total team approach, including the radiation oncologist, medical physicist and dosimetrist
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This Doody’s Core Title with a score of 2.73 in Health Sciences-Radiation Oncology is a detailed reference on treatment planning techniques in radiation oncology, with theoretical and practical discussions illustrated with many figures and images. This necessary update of a 2007 edition, given the rapid technological advances in the field, adds several chapters focused on newer techniques including stereotactic radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy, and proton beam therapy.
Expert review from Doody's Review Service: "...the writing and figures overall are of high quality, and this book seems like a useful reference for individuals from widely differing backgrounds and levels of expertise." David Chang, MD Indiana University School of Medicine