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Principles and practice of brachytherapy

Author: Subir Nag
Publisher: Armonk, NY : Futura Pub. Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A comprehensive reference on the clinically recommended use and practice of brachytherapy in the management of malignant tumours. Sections from various contributors detail the physics, radiobiology,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Subir Nag
ISBN: 0879936541 9780879936549
OCLC Number: 35741678
Description: xvii, 732 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Dedication; Acknowledgments; Contributors; Preface; I. Basic Principles:Principles of Brachytherapy;History of Brachytherapy: The Years After the Discovery of Radium and Radioactivity;Radiobiology;Basic Physics of Brachytherapy;Instrumentation and Equipment;Calibration of Brachytherapy Sources;Quality Assurance in Brachytherapy;Brachytherapy Treatment Planning;Imaging Applications in Brachytherapy;Radiation Protection; II. Clinical Body Sites:Brachytherapy for Skin Cancer;Interstitial Radiation Therapy for Brain Tumours;Brachytherapy for Cancer of the Head and Neck;Brachytherapy for Ocular Disease;Esophageal Brachytherapy;Brachytherapy of Lung Cancer;Breast;Extrahepatic Bile Duct and Liver Cancer;Cancer of the Pancreas;Endocavitary and Brachytherapy Techniques in the Conservative Mamagement of Anorectal Cancers; Brahytherapy for Prostate Cancer; Bladder;Cancer of the Female Urethra;Brachytherapy for Cancer of the Penis;Low-Dose-Rate Intracavity Brachytherapy for Carcinoma of the Uterine Cerix;High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy for Cervical Carcinoma;Interstitial Implantation of Gynecologic Malignancies;Brachytherapy for Endometrial Carcinoma;Cancer of the Vagina;Soft Tissue Sarcomas;Brachytherapy for Pediatric Tumors; III. Special Topics:Nursing Management of the Brachytherapy Patient;Pulsed Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy;Interstitial Thermo-Brachytherapy;Californium-252 Neutron Brachytherapy;Endovascular Brachytherapy;Brachytherapy in the New Millennium;In Memoriam;Index
Responsibility: edited by Subir Nag.
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