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 as or more effective than traditional radiation therapy techniques, while at the same time being cost-efficient and convenient for the patient. These techniques, however, require careful planning, specialized equipment, and well-trained staff. This volume provides a cutting-edge look at the biological and technical underpinnings of SRS and SBRT techniques. It includes a history of the development of SRS and SBRT; clinical applications of the techniques; dedicated devices for delivering precisely shaped, high doses of radiation; use of in-room imaging for treatment planning and treatment guidance; immobilization techniques for accurate targeting; and future developments that will continue to evolve and refine existing techniques.
A valuable introduction to those just learning about these specialized techniques, and an ideal reference for those who are already implementing them, this book covers a wide variety of topics, with clear discussions of each aspect of the technology employed.
Early History of stereotactic Radiation Therapy Historic Development of Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy, Steven J. Goetsch Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Delivery Systems Gamma Knife, Steven J. Goetsch Conventional Medical Linear Accelerators Adapted for Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, William H. Hinson and Timothy D. Solberg Dedicated Linear Accelerators for Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Malika Ouzidane, Joshua Evans, and Toufik Djemil Light Ion Beam Programs for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Michael F. Moyers, Marc R. Bussiere, and Richard P. Levy Small Animal Irradiators for Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Ke Sheng, Patricia Lindsay, and John Wong Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Precision Patient Positioning, and Immobilization Developing Stereotactic Frames for Cranial Treatment, Habeeb Saleh and Bassel Kassas Frames for Extracranial Treatment, D. Michael Lovelock Motion Management, Krishni Wijesooriya, Rohini George, and Mihaela Rosu Image-Guided Radiation Therapy and Frameless Stereotactic Radiation Therapy, Ryan McMahon and Fang-Fang Yin Stereotactic Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning and Dosimetry Stereotactic Treatment Planning, Bill J. Salter, Brian Wang, and Vikren Sarkar Small-Field Dosimetry for Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy, Kamil M. Yenice, Yevgeniy Vinogradskiy, Moyed Miften, Sonja Dieterich, and Indra J. Das New directions in stereotactic radiation therapy Radiation Biology of Stereotactic Radiotherapy, Igor Barani, Zachary Seymour, Ruben Fragoso, and Andrew Vaughan Clinical Outcomes Using Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy and Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Megan E. Daly, Anthony L. Michaud, and Kyle E. Rusthoven The Future of Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Joshua Evans, Cedric Yu, Michael Wright, Edwin Crandley, and David Wilson Index