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Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy

Edited by Gopishankar Natanasabapathi

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India

Cancer is the leading cause of death in economically developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. It is an enormous global health encumbrance, growing at an alarming pace. Global statistics show that in 2030 alone, about 21.4 million new cancer cases and 13.2 million cancer deaths are expected to occur, simply due to the growth, aging of the population, adoption of new lifestyles and behaviors. Amongst the several modes of treatment for cancer available, Radiation treatment has a major impact due to technological advancement in recent times. This book discusses the pros and cons of this treatment modality. This book "Modern Practices in Radiation Therapy" has collaged topics contributed by top notch professionals and researchers all around the world.

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Modern Practices in Radiation TherapyEdited by Gopishankar Natanasabapathi

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2019

ISBN: 978-953-51-0427-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6940-6

Copyright year: 2012

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54273 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

37 Dimensions Citations


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1. Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: Set-Up Error Correction Using Internal Markers and It’s Association with the Patient’s Body Mass Index

By Chi Lin, Shifeng Chen and Michael J. Baine


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2. STAT RAD: A Potential Real-Time Radiation Therapy Workflow

By David Wilson, Ke Sheng, Wensha Yang, Ryan Jones, Neal Dunlap and Paul Read


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3. Segmentation Techniques of Anatomical Structures with Application in Radiotherapy Treatment Planning

By S. Zimeras


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4. Involved-Field Radiation Therapy (IF-RT) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

By Tomoki Kimura


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5. Scanned Ion Beam Therapy of Moving Targets with Beam Tracking

By Nami Saito and Christoph Bert


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6. Neutron Influence in Charged Particle Therapy

By Su Youwu, Li Wuyuan, Xu Junkui, Mao Wang and Li Zongqiang


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7. The Stopping Power of Matter for Positive Ions

By Helmut Paul


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8. Prostate Seed Brachytherapy - Methods to Improve Implant Characteristics

By Bruce Libby, Matthew D. Orton, Haidy Lee, Mark E. Smolkin, Stanley H. Benedict and Bernard F. Schneider


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9. Intra-Operative Radiotherapy with Electron Beam

By Ernesto Lamanna, Alessandro Gallo, Filippo Russo, Rosa Brancaccio, Antonella Soriani and Lidia Strigari


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10. Intraoperative Radiotherapy for Early Breast Cancer

By Masataka Sawaki


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11. Enhancing Therapeutic Radiation Responses in Multiple Myeloma

By Kelley Salem and Apollina Goel


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12. Radiation Therapy and Skin Cancer

By Jonathan D. Tward, Christopher J. Anker, David K. Gaffney and Glen M. Bowen


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13. Critical Normal Tissue and Radiation Injury: The Stomach

By Mineur Laurent, Jaegle Enric, Pourel Nicolas and Garcia Robin


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14. The Cytoprotective Effect of Amifostine Against Radiation Induced Toxicity

By Vassilis E. Kouloulias and John R. Kouvaris


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15. Abscopal Effect of Radiation Therapy: Current Concepts and Future Applications

By Kenshiro Shiraishi


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16. Quality Assurance (QA) for Kilovoltage Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

By Joerg Lehmann and Stanley Skubic


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17. Polymer Gel Dosimetry for Radiation Therapy

By Senthil Kumar Dhiviyaraj Kalaiselven and James Jebaseelan Samuel Emmanvel Rajan


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18. Digital Filtering Techniques to Reduce Image Noise and Improve Dose Resolution in X-Ray CT Based Normoxic Gel Dosimetry

By N. Gopishankar, S. Vivekanandhan, A. Jirasek, S. S. Kale, G. K. Rath Sanjay Thulkar, V. Subramani, S. Senthil Kumaran and R. K. Bisht


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19. Information and Support for Patients Throughout the Radiation Therapy Treatment Pathway

By Michelle Leech and Mary Coffey


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