1st Edition

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

By S. Webb Copyright 2001

    Clinical conformal radiotherapy is the holy grail of radiation treatment and is now becoming a reality through the combined efforts of physical scientists and engineers, who have improved the physical basis of radiotherapy, and the interest and concern of imaginative radiotherapists and radiographers.

    Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy describes in detail the physics germane to the development of a particular form of clinical conformal radiotherapy called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT has become a topic of tremendous importance in recent years and is now being seriously investigated for its potential to improve the outcome of radiation therapy. The book collates the state-of-the-art literature together with the author's personal research experience and that of colleagues in the field to produce a text suitable for new research workers, Ph.D. students, and practicing radiation physicists that require a thorough introduction to IMRT. Fully illustrated, indexed, and referenced, the book has been prepared in a form suitable for supporting a teaching course.

    IMRT. General Considerations.Rotation IMRT. Tomotherapy. IMRT Using a Multileaf Collimator.IMRT. Clinical Implementation and Associated Issues. 3D Planning for CFRT Including IMRT. References. Index.


    Steve Webb, Professor of Radiological Physics, Head, Joint Department of Physics, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Trust, Sutton, Surrey, UK

    "It would be a very useful book for graduate students and researchers in many disciplines including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, radiotherapy and clinical research. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy is recommended for all health science libraries as well as science libraries."
    -E-STREAMS, Vol. 5, No. 12