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Revised and updated, Handbook of Treatment Planning for Radiation Therapy, Third Edition continues its tradition of providing evidence-based approaches to the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment. Easy to read and relevant to general practice, this popular pocket-sized manual leads radiation oncology trainees and clinicians through the basics of radiotherapy planning and delivery for all major malignancies in a step-by-step manner. Organized by body site or system, each chapter provides technical details and clinical updates to planning as a result of practice-changing paradigms as well as new and updated equipment and techniques. Specialized topics such as palliative radiotherapy and pediatric radiotherapy round out the final chapters.
With over 40 new images in addition to detailed accounts of advances in the field, this highly anticipated third edition provides important updates while retaining the valued, practical features of the previous editions. Written by members of staff in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, this edition continues to be a valuable resource for training as well as a reliable quick reference for professionals in the field such as radiation therapists and technologists, radiation nurses, dosimetrists, physicists, and practicing physicians.Key Features: Presents concise summaries including target definitions and dose constraints for planning all major disease sitesProvides updated coverage of planning associated with stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate, pancreas, and liver cancersIncludes over 40 all new color images and with close to 200 color images all togetherOutlines new practice standards for hypofractionated radiation therapy in breast and prostate cancersExplains specific technical aspects important for the appropriate clinical delivery of radiation treatmentIncludes access to fully downloadable eBook