Intraoperative Radiation Therapy: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Intraoperative Radiation Therapy

1st Edition

By Ralph R. Dobelbower, Jr., Mitsuyuki Abe

CRC Press

432 pages

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Hardback: 9780849368462
pub: 1989-09-30
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Description

A comprehensive review of intraoperative radiation therapy, beginning with the rationale for innovative treatment and the radiobiology of single doses. Problems encountered in modifying a linear accelerator and a radiation therapy suite are reviewed in detail along with special problems relating to technology, nursing, anesthesiology, and various surgical subspecialties. Intraoperative radiation therapy applicators and dosimetric considerations are also reviewed. This text is a valuable reference tool for institutions planning to develop or construct intraoperative radiation therapy facilities.

Table of Contents

History of Intraoperative Radio Therapy. The Rationale for Intraoperative Radiotherapy. Radiobiology of Large Radiation Fractions. Application of Dose-Effect Relationships to Intraoperative Radiotherapy. Physical Aspects and Dosimetric Considerations for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy with Electron Beams. Physical Aspects of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Anesthesiologic Considerations for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Nursing and Technological Considerations in Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. The Development of an Intraoperative Radiation Therapy Program - The Groningen IORT Project. The Role of Orthovoltage Equipment for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. The Use of Superficial X-Ray Equipment for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. General Surgical Aspects of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Neurosurgical Considerations in Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Malignant Brain Tumors. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Advanced or Recurrent Head and Neck Malignancies. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Gastric Cancer. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Pancreatic Cancer in Japan. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Combination with Computer-Controlled Conformation Radiotherapy for Pancreatic Cancer. Intraoper-ative Radiation Therapy for Bladder Cancer. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Bladder Cancer: A Review of Techniques Allowing Improved Tumor Doses and Providing High Cure Rates Without the Loss of Bladder Function. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Prostatic Cancer. Intraoperative Electron Beam Radiation Therapy for Gynecological Malignancies. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Cancer. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy of Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Mayo Clinic Experience with Intraoperative and External Beam Irradiation with or without Resection. The Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center Experience with Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy: The Medical College of Ohio Experience. Participation of Community Facilities in Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Austria. Intraoperative Radiation Therapy in Spain: Clinical Experiences at the University Clinic of Navarra. The Economics of Intraoperative Radiation Therapy. Synopsis and Future Directions. Index.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED006000
MEDICAL / Anesthesiology
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology