Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

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Written by internationally known experts in the field, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy examines one of the fastest-developing subspecialties within radiation oncology. These procedures deliver large doses of radiation in one to five sessions to a precisely determined target. Often these techniques have proven to be as or more effective than traditional radiation therapy techniques, while at the same time being cost-efficient and convenient for the patient. These techniques, however, require careful planning, specialized equipment, and well-trained staff. This volume provides a cutting-edge look at the biological and technical underpinnings of SRS and SBRT techniques. It includes a history of the development of SRS and SBRT; clinical applications of the techniques; dedicated devices for delivering precisely shaped, high doses of radiation; use of in-room imaging for treatment planning and treatment guidance; immobilization techniques for accurate targeting; and future developments that will continue to evolve and refine existing techniques. A valuable introduction to those just learning about these specialized techniques, and an ideal reference for those who are already implementing them, this book covers a wide variety of topics, with clear discussions of each aspect of the technology employed.The LGK Model B was introduced in Europe in 1988, primarily to make the reloading of the device with new radioactive sources more ... The Gamma Knife Model B also relied on manual setting of the coordinate system. ... Internal collimators, automatic positioning 2007 shots to be treated without the necessity of the staff.

Title:Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
Author:Stanley H. Benedict, David J. Schlesinger, Steven J. Goetsch, Brian D. Kavanagh
Publisher:CRC Press - 2014-08-01


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