Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy is an up-to-date guide to using proton and carbon ion therapy in modern cancer treatment. The book covers the physics and radiobiology basics of proton and ion beams, dosimetry methods and radiation measurements, and treatment delivery systems. It gives practical guidance on patient setup, target localization, and treatment planning for clinical proton and carbon ion therapy. The text also offers detailed reports on the treatment of pediatric cancers, lymphomas, and various other cancers.
After an overview, the book focuses on the fundamental aspects of proton and carbon ion therapy equipment, including accelerators, gantries, and delivery systems. It then discusses dosimetry, biology, imaging, and treatment planning basics and provides clinical guidelines on the use of proton and carbon ion therapy for the treatment of specific cancers.
Suitable for anyone involved with medical physics and radiation therapy, this book offers a balanced and critical assessment of state-of-the-art technologies, major challenges, and the future outlook of proton and carbon ion therapy. It presents a thorough introduction for those new to the field while providing a helpful, up-to-date reference for readers already using the therapy in clinical settings.
Introduction to Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy, C.-M. Charlie Ma
Accelerators for Proton and Ion Therapy, Jacob Flanz
Beam Delivery Systems for Particle Therapy, Marco Schippers
Requirements for Particle Therapy Facilities, Alfred R. Smith and Oliver Jäkel
Radiobiology of Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy, Alejandro Carabe
Dosimetry for Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy, Jonathan B. Farr and Richard L. Maughan
Image-Guided Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy, Lei Dong, Joey P. Cheung, and X. Ronald Zhu
Treatment Planning for Scanned Particle Beams, Tony Lomax
Conformal Proton Therapy, Jerry D. Slater and David A. Bush
Clinical Experience with Particle Radiotherapy, Alexandra D. Jensen, M. W. Münter, Anna V. Nikoghosyan, and Jürgen Debus
Future Prospects for Particle Therapy, C.-M. Charlie Ma