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- Summarizes the state of the art in the most relevant areas of medical physics and
engineering applied to radiation oncology
- Covers all relevant areas of the subject in detail, including 3D imaging and image
processing, 3D treatment planning, modern treatment techniques, patient
positioning, and aspects of verification and quality assurance
- Conveys information in a readily understandable way that will appeal to
professionals and students with a medical background as well as to newcomers to
radiation oncology from the field of physics
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Produktbeschreibung
- Summarizes the state of the art in the most relevant areas of medical physics and

engineering applied to radiation oncology

- Covers all relevant areas of the subject in detail, including 3D imaging and image

processing, 3D treatment planning, modern treatment techniques, patient

positioning, and aspects of verification and quality assurance

- Conveys information in a readily understandable way that will appeal to

professionals and students with a medical background as well as to newcomers to

radiation oncology from the field of physics

Autorenporträt
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schlegel studied Physics at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Heidelberg. He is the head of the Medical Physics department at the German Cancer Research Center (dkfz) in Heidelberg and Professor for Medical Physics at the University of Heidelberg.
Inhaltsangabe
New Technologies in Radio-Oncology: Introduction and Overview.- Basics of 3D Medical Imaging: 3D Reconstruction.- Processing and Segmentation of 3D Images.- 3D Visualization.- Image Registration and Data Fusion for Radiotherapy Planning.- Networking, Data Formats and Archieving.- 3D Imaging for Radiotherapy: Clinical X-Ray Computed Tomography.- 4D Imaging and Treatment Planning.- MRI for Radiotherapy Planning.- Potential of MRS for Radiotherapy Planning.- PET and PET/CT for Radiotherapy Planning.- Patient Positioning in Radiotherapy Using Optical Guided 3D-Ultrasound Techniques.- 3D Treatment Planning for Conformal Radiotherapy: External Therapy: Definition of Target Volumes and Organs at Risk.- Virtual Therapy Simulation.-Dose Calculation Algorithms.- Monte Carlo Dose Calculation for Treatment Planning.-Optimization of Treatment Plans, Inverse Planning.- Biological Models in Treatment Planning.- Brachytherapy Planning: 2D and 3D Planning in Brachytherapy.- New Treatment Techniques: Beam Delivery in 3D Conformal X-Ray Therapy.- Stereotactic Radiotherapy.- X-IMRT.- Control of Breathing Motion: Techniques and Models (Gated Radiotherapy).- Image-Guided/Adaptive Radiotherapy.- Predictive Compensation of Breathing Motion in Lung Cancer Radiosurgery.- Proton Therapy.- Heavy Ion Therapy.- Brachytherapy: Permanent Brachytherapy in Prostate Cancer.- Vascular Brachytherapy.- Partial Breast Brachytherapy After Conservative Surgery for Early Breast Cancer: Techniques and Results.- Verification and QA: 3D QA Systems.- QM in Radiotherapy.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors
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From the reviews:

"This is a very good book. It is extremely comprehensive and, I suspect, aimed at a variety of audiences. There is certainly information in this book for the clinical oncologist, radiation planning physicist, diagnostic radiologist and both therapy and diagnostic radiographers. The greatest target audience of the book is probably radiation planning physicists. ... This book is a mine of information ... . It should find its way to departmental libraries ... ." (Dr. R. P. Symonds, RAD Magazine, October, 2006)

"New Technologies in Radiation Oncology provides an excellent overview of recent advances in the field, such as 3D treatment planning for conformal radiotherapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, proton therapy and image-guided, time-adapted radiotherapy systems. ... the clarity of the explanations together with the many excellent photos and illustrations make the book accessible not only to radiation oncologists and medical physicists but also to any physician interested in the subject." (Cancer World, September-October 2006)

"This book presents a brief synopsis of recent developments in radiation oncology technologies. The stated purpose is to provide an overview of recent advances in radiation oncology. ... The book is written primarily for radiation oncologists and physicists, particularly those who are clinically oriented. The authors are credible experts in the specialty of radiation oncology. ... This is a concise, well written summary of recent advances in the use of imaging for treatment planning and new dose delivery technologies ... ." (James G. Douglas, MD, MS, Doody's Review Service, March, 2008)

"New technologies in Radiation Oncology provides an excellent overview of recent technologic developments in the field of radiation oncology. This book is intended for physicians and medical physicists who are working in radiation oncology and those just entering the field. ... each chapter includes a wealth of references for learning about a particular subject in detail." (Tinsu Pan and Dershan Luo, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 49 (4), April, 2008)
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