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Step by Step Radiation Therapy: Treatment and Planning

9789352501243
300 pages
Jaypee Bros Medical Pub Pvt Ltd
Overview

Step by Step Radiation Therapy: Treatment and Planning is a practical guide to radiation therapy. The book covers basic principles, planning and delivery of radiation treatment in a step by step manner.

Divided into 21 chapters, the book begins with the basics of radiation therapy planning. Subsequent chapters cover radiation therapy for a range of tumours, including breast, gastrointestinal, thoracic, central nervous system, genitourinary, thyroid, bone and soft tissue tumours. Other topics include the treatment of Hodgkin’s disease, irradiation of blood products and spleen, palliative radiotherapy, re-irradiation, magna field radiotherapy, and radiotherapy of non-malignant diseases.

The book concludes with information on emergency radiotherapy, management of side-effects, and teletherapy instruments. Step by Step Radiation Therapy: Treatment and Planning provides information on the most recent advances in the field of radiation therapy, enhanced by full colour illustrations throughout the book, making this an essential resource for postgraduate trainees and oncologists.

Key points

  • Practical guide to basic principles, planning and delivery of radiation therapy
  • Covers therapy for a wide range of tumours
  • Information on recent advances in radiation therapy
  • Full colour illustrations throughout
Author Bio

Arun Kumar Rathi MBBS (Gold Medalist), MD
Professor of Radiotherapy, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Lok Nayak Hospital, GB Pant, Hospital, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi, India