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The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology, Volume 4

A Compendium for Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists

Jacob Van Dyk (editor)

ISBN: 9781951134020

Publication Date: Nov 2020

Format: Hardback

With technological advancements in radiation oncology continuing at a rapid pace, this book provides state-of-the-art information on making these technologies available in the clinic. Topics addressed include FLASH RT, surface-guided radiation therapy, PET/MRI, real-time MRI guidance, robust optimization, and automated treatment planning.
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Once again Jake Van Dyk has brought together an esteemed group of international experts to describe the latest radiation oncology tools and techniques in volume 4 of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology. With technological advancements in radiation oncology continuing at a rapid pace, this book provides state-of-the-art information on making these technologies available in the clinic. Some of the topics addressed in this volume include FLASH RT, surface-guided radiation therapy, PET/MRI, real-time MRI guidance, robust optimization, automated treatment planning, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, radiomics, particle therapy RBE, nanoparticle applications, and global access to radiotherapy. These volumes have not only been valued by medical physicists in clinical practice around the world, but also by residents preparing for their certification exams.
Pages 590
Date Published 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Medical Physics Publishing
Subject/s Radiotherapy   Medical physics  
  • Chapter 1: Technology Evolution in Radiation Oncology: the Rapid Pace Continues (Jacob Van Dyk, Canada)
  • Chapter 2: Surface Guidance in Radiation Therapy (Hania A. Al-Hallaq, USA, Alonso N. Gutierrez, USA, and Laura I. Cervino, USA)
  • Chapter 3: PET/MRI as a Tool in Radiation Oncology (Jonathan D. Thiessen, Canada, Stewart Gaede, Canada, and Glenn Bauman, Canada)
  • Chapter 4: Real-Time Image Guidance with Magnetic Resonance (Jan. J. W. Lagendijk, The Netherlands, Bas W. Raaymakers, The Netherlands, Rob H. N. Tijssen, The Netherlands, and Bram van Asselen)
  • Chapter 5: Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (Mischa S. Hoogeman, Patrick V. Granton, The Netherlands, Maaike T. W. Milder, Ben J. W. Heijmen, and Hanbo Chen, Canada)
  • Chapter 6: Radiation Treatment Uncertainties: Robust Evaluation and Optimization (Roel G. J. Kierkels, The Netherlands, Albin Fredriksson, Sweden, and Jan Unkelbach, Switzerland)
  • Chapter 7: Automated Treatment Planning (Laurence Court, USA, Carlos Cardenas, USA, and Lifei Zhang, USA)
  • Chapter 8: Artificial Intelligence in Radiation Oncology (Tomi Nano, USA, Matthieu Lafreniere, Benjamin Ziemer, USA, Alon Witztum, Jorge Barrios, Taman Upadhaya, Martin Vallieres, Yannet Interian, Gilmer Valdes, and Oliver Morin, USA)
  • Chapter 9: Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART) (Emily A. Hewson, Australia, Doan T. Nguyen, Geoffrey D. Hugo, Jeremy T. Booth, and Paul J. Keall)
  • Chapter 10: Machine Learning in Radiation Oncology: What Have We Learned So Far? (Issam El Naqa, USA, Jean M. Moran, USA, and Randall K. Ten Haken, USA)
  • Chapter 11: Applications of "Big Data" in Radiation Oncology (Biche Osong, The Netherlands, Andre Dekker, The Netherlands, and Johan van Soest, The Netherlands)
  • Chapter 12: Quantitative Radiomics in Radiation Oncology (Mattea L. Welch, Canada, Alberto Traverso, Italy, Caroline Chung, USA, and David A. Jaffray, USA)
  • Chapter 13: Radiobiological Updates in Particle Therpay (Harald Paganetti, USA, and Michael Scholz, Germany)
  • Chapter 14: Radiation Oncology using Nanoparticles with High Atomic Numbers (Romy Mueller, USA, Jana Wood, Mohammed Jermoumi, Ysaac Zegeye, Sayeda Yasmin-Karim, Kayalie DeCosmo, Michele Moreau, Francis Boateng, Juergen Hesser, Germany, and Wilfred Ngwa, USA)
  • Chapter 15: Financial and Economic Considerations in Radiation Oncology (Yolande Lievens, Belgium, Danielle Rodin, Canada, and Ajay Aggarwal, UK)
  • Chapter 16: Global Considerations for the Practice of Medical Physics in Radiation Oncologgy (Jacob Van Dyke, Canada, David A. Jaffray, USA, and Robert Jeraj, USA)
  • Chapter 17: Emerging Technologies for Improving Access to Radiation Therapy (Holger Wirtz, Germany, Ralf Muller-Polyzou, Germany, Anke Engbert, Switzerland, Rebecca Bucker, Godfrey Azangwe, Tomas Kron, Marian Petrovic, Mahmudul Hasan, and Ernest Okonkwo)
  • Chapter 18: "FLASH" Radiation Therapy: A New Treatment Paradigm (Peter G. Maxim, USA, Billy W. Loo, Jr., USA, Claude Bailat, Pierre Montay-Gruel, Charles L. Limol, USA, and Marie-Catherine Vozenin)


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