Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy: A Practical Guide on Treatment Techniques
Description of Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy: A Practical Guide on Treatment Techniques
This book is a practical, up-to-date guide to the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors. Leading experts in the field explain treatment techniques in detail, highlighting key considerations in the use of external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Specific recommendations are described for different tumor types, and helpful information provided on other important issues, such as the interaction of radiotherapy and systemic therapy and the avoidance of treatment complications.
With the development of modern technology, highly conformal radiotherapy techniques have become more complicated, yet also more widely employed. This book will equip readers with the knowledge required to set up practices to deliver quality brain and spinal radiation therapy appropriate to each patient. It will be of benefit to radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses as well as medical oncologists and surgical oncologists with an interest in radiotherapy.
About the Author
Lia M. Halasz, MD, is Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, where she is Co-Director for the Alvord Brain Tumor Center. She completed her medical degree and residency in Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School.
Simon S. Lo, MB, ChB, FACR, FASTRO, is Professor of Radiation Oncology, Vice Chair for Strategic Planning and Director of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy at Department of Radiation Oncology and Professor of Neurological Surgery at University of Washington School of Medicine.
Eric L. Chang, MD, FASTRO, is Professor and Chair of Radiation Oncology at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to joining USC, he was Professor of Radiation Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He established the first Gamma Knife radiosurgery program at M.D. Anderson, which treats over 450 patients a year, and served as the Director of the CNS Stereotactic Radiation Program.
Arjun Sahgal, MD, FRCPC, is Deputy Chief of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto affiliated Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Center and an international clinical and research leader in the field of high-precision stereotactic radiation to the brain and spine for both metastases and primary tumors.
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