Modelling Radiotherapy Side Effects: Practical Applications for Planning Optimisation

1st Edition

Tiziana Rancati, Claudio Fiorino

CRC Press
June 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 474 Pages - 62 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138198098 - CAT# K31338
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Summary

The treatment of a patient with radiation therapy is planned to find the optimal way to treat a tumour while minimizing the dose received by the surrounding normal tissues. In order to better exploit the possibilities of this process, the availability of accurate and quantitative knowledge of the peculiar responses of the different tissues is of paramount importance.

This book provides an invaluable tutorial for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and dosimetrists involved in the planning optimization phase of treatment. It presents a practical, accessible, and comprehensive summary of the field’s current research and knowledge regarding the response of normal tissues to radiation. This is the first comprehensive attempt to do so since the publication of the QUANTEC guidelines in 2010.

Features:

  • Addresses the lack of systemization in the field, providing educational materials on predictive models, including methods, tools, and the evaluation of uncertainties
  • Collects the combined effects of features, other than dose, in predicting the risk of toxicity in radiation therapy
  • Edited by two leading experts in the field

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