Written by the foremost experts in the field, this volume is a comprehensive text and practical reference on contemporary brachytherapy. The book provides detailed, site-specific information on applications and techniques of brachytherapy in the head and neck, central nervous system, breast, thorax, gastrointestinal tract, and genitourinary tract, as well as on gynecologic brachytherapy, low dose rate and high dose rate sarcoma brachytherapy, vascular brachytherapy, and pediatric applications. The book thoroughly describes and compares the four major techniques used in brachytherapy - intracavity, interstitial, surface-dose or mold therapy, and transluminal. The chapters detail particular techniques that are appropriate in specific clinical situations.
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Radiobiological Concepts for Brachytherapy Alexandra J. Stewart and Bleddyn Jones Physics Considerations for Brachytherapy Robert A. Cormack Head and Neck Brachytherapy Louis B. Harrison, Kenneth Shung Hu, and Peter Han Central Nervous System Brachytherapy Arnab Chakravarti Breast Brachytherapy Joseph R. Kelley, Laurie W. Cuttino, Frank A. Vicini, and Douglas W. Arthur Thoracic Brachytherapy Subhakar Mutyala Gastrointestinal Brachytherapy Brian Czito and Christopher G. Willett Genitourinary Brachytherapy I-Chow Joe Hsu Gynecologic Brachytherapy Akila Viswanathan Sarcoma Brachytherapy: Low Dose Rate and High Dose Rate Chandrajit P. Raut and Michele Albert Vascular Brachytherapy Prabhakar Tripuraneni and Huan B. Giap Role of Brachytherapy in Pediatrics Thomas E. Merchant and Matthew J. Krasin Establishing a Brachytherapy Program Linda Lively and Gerard P. Walsh