Image-Guided Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer

1st Edition

Richard K. Valicenti, Adam P. Dicker, David A. Jaffray

CRC Press
Published May 28, 2008
Reference - 312 Pages - 116 Color & 42 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420060782 - CAT# H6078

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Summary

Answering the need that exists for a single reference to address the practical issues of implementing Image-guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) into prostate cancer treatment, Image-guided Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer provides clinicians with a solid understanding of this technology and, through in-depth illustrations and step-by-step guidelines, offers practical guidance on successfully employing IGRT to improve patient outcomes.

Image-guided Radiation Therapy of Prostate Cancer:

  • offers practical step-by-step guidance on how to employ IGRT in the treatment of prostate cancer
  • provides disease stage-specific recommendations regarding dosage, fractionation, target volume delineation, and tissue tolerances
  • discusses the latest novel approaches to radiotherapy of prostate cancer, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), hypofractionated radiation therapy, and proton beam radiation therapy
  • illustrates the use of conebeam CT and megavoltage imaging in the radiation therapy of prostate cancer

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