ABSTRACT

Written by internationally known experts in the field, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy examines one of the fastest-developing subspecialties within radiation oncology. These procedures deliver large doses of radiation in one to five sessions to a precisely determined target. Often these techniques have proven to be

chapter 2|16 pages

Gamma Knife

BySteven J. Goetsch

chapter 3|12 pages

Conventional medical linear accelerators adapted for stereotactic radiation therapy

ByWilliam H. Hinson, Timothy D. Solberg

chapter 4|24 pages

Dedicated linear accelerators for stereotactic radiation therapy

ByMalika Ouzidane, Joshua Evans, Toufik Djemil

chapter 5|34 pages

Light ion beam programs for stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic radiation therapy

ByMichael F. Moyers, Marc R. Bussiére, Richard P. Levy

chapter 6|28 pages

Small animal irradiators for stereotactic radiation therapy

ByKe Sheng, Patricia Lindsay, John Wong

chapter 7|20 pages

Developing stereotactic frames for cranial treatment

ByHabeeb Saleh, Bassel Kassas

chapter 8|12 pages

Frames for extracranial treatment

ByD. Michael Lovelock

chapter 9|26 pages

Motion management

ByKrishni Wijesooriya, Rohini George, Mihaela Rosu

chapter 10|28 pages

Image-guided radiation therapy and frameless stereotactic radiation therapy

ByRyan McMahon, Fang-Fang Yin

chapter 11|32 pages

Stereotactic treatment planning

chapter 15|28 pages

The future of stereotactic radiosurgery