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Title Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy : Principles, Practices, and Treatment Planning / Hirohiko Tsujii ... [and 5 more], Editors.
Imprint Tokyo : Springer, 2014.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 312 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Note Includes index.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 3, 2014).
Subject Radiotherapy.
Contents Part I. The History of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy -- History of Charged Particle Radiotherapy / Hirohiko Tsujii -- Part II. An Overview of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy -- The Characteristics of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy / Tadashi Kamada -- Overview of the Heavy-Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC) Practices / Tadashi Kamada -- Part III. Radiobiology of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy -- Heavy-Ion Radiobiology / Yoshiya Furusawa -- Biophysical Models and RBE / Naruhiro Matsufuji -- Part IV. Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy System -- Workflow of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy / Toshiyuki Shirai and Yuka Takei -- Beam-Delivery Systems / Shigekazu Fukuda, Takuji Furukawa and Yoshiyuki Iwata -- Dosimetry / Manabu Mizota and Akifumi Fukumura -- Motion Management / Shinichiro Mori -- Quality Assurance / Takuji Furukawa and Shinichiro Mori -- Part V. Treatment Planning of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy -- Treatment Planning of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy / Nobuyuki Kanematsu and Taku Inaniwa -- Part VI. Facility Design -- Facility Design of Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy / Koji Noda -- Part VII. Oncology Information System -- Oncology Information System / Yutaka Ando -- Part VIII. Evaluation of Treatment Outcome -- Evaluation of Treatment Outcomes Using the Heavy-Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC) Approach / Tadashi Kamada MD. -- Part IX. Head and Neck Tumors -- Cancer of the Head and Neck / Azusa Hasegawa -- Malignant Melanoma of the Head and Neck / Ryo Takagi -- Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Head and Neck / Masashi Koto -- Part X. Skull Base and Paracervical Tumors -- Skull Base and Upper Cervical Spine Tumors / Masashi Koto -- Part XI. Eye Tumors -- Uveal Melanoma / Hiroshi Tsuji, Shingo Toyama and Takuma Nomiya -- Lacrimal Gland Tumors / Hiroshi Tsuji, Nobutaka Mizoguchi and Takuma Nomiya -- Part XII. Lung Tumors -- Lung Cancer / Naoyoshi Yamamoto and Mio Nakajima -- Metastatic Lung Tumors and Lymph Nodes / Naoyoshi Yamamoto and Mio Nakajima -- Part XIII. GI Tract Tumors -- Esophageal Cancer / Shigeo Yasuda -- Postoperative Recurrence of Rectal Cancer / Shigeu Yamada, Satoshi Endo, Kohtaro Terashima, Makoto Shinoto, Shigeo Yasuda [and 2 others] -- Part XIV. Liver Tumors -- Hepatocellular Carcinoma / Shigeo Yasuda -- Part XV. Pancreatic Cancer -- Pancreatic Cancer / Shigeu Yamada, Kohtaro Terashima, Makoto Shinoto, Shigeo Yasuda, Miho Shiomi and Tetsuro Isozaki -- Part XVI. Genitourinary Tumors -- Prostate Cancer / Hiroshi Tsuji, Hitoshi Ishikawa and Takuma Nomiya -- Renal Cell Carcinoma / Takuma Nomiya and Hiroshi Tsuji -- Part XVII. Gynecologic Tumors -- Uterine Cancer / Masaru Wakatsuki -- Gynecological Melanoma / Kumiko Karasawa -- Part XVIII. Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcomas -- Bone and Soft-Tissue Sarcomas / Reiko Imai -- Part XIX. Other Tumors -- Previously Irradiated Tumors / Masashi Koto -- Metastatic Tumors / Kumiko Karasawa -- Brain Tumors / Masashi Koto -- Breast Cancer / Kumiko Karasawa.
Part I. The history of carbon-ion radiotherapy -- part II. An overview of carbon-ion radiotherapy -- part III. Radiobiology of carbon-ion radiotherapy -- part IV. Carbon-ion radiotherapy system -- part V. Treatment planning of carbon-ion radiotherapy -- part VI. Facility design -- part VII. Oncology information system -- part VIII. Evaluation of treatment outcome -- part IX. Head and neck tumors -- part X. Skull base and paracervical tumors -- part XI. Eye tumors -- part XII. Lung tumors -- part XIII. GI tract tumors -- part XIV. Liver tumors -- part XV. Pancreatic cancer -- part XVI. Genitourinary tumors -- part XVII. Gynecologic tumors -- part XVIII. Bone and soft tissue sarcomas -- part XIX. Other tumors.
Summary This book serves as a practical guide for the use of carbon ions in cancer radiotherapy. On the basis of clinical experience with more than 7,000 patients with various types of tumors treated over a period of nearly 20 years at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, step-by-step procedures and technological development of this modality are highlighted. The book is divided into two sections, the first covering the underlying principles of physics and biology, and the second section is a systematic review by tumor site, concentrating on the role of therapeutic techniques and the pitfalls in treatment planning. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with carbon-ion therapy for various types of tumors in terms of local control and toxicities. It is essential to understand that the carbon-ion beam is like a two-edged sword: unless it is used properly, it can increase the risk of severe injury to critical organs. In early series of dose-escalation studies, some patients experienced serious adverse effects such as skin ulcers, pneumonitis, intestinal ulcers, and bone necrosis, for which salvage surgery or hospitalization was required. To preclude such detrimental results, the adequacy of therapeutic techniques and dose fractionations was carefully examined in each case. In this way, significant improvements in treatment results have been achieved and major toxicities are no longer observed. With that knowledge, experts in relevant fields expand upon techniques for treatment delivery at each anatomical site, covering indications and optimal treatment planning. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses whose work involves radiation therapy, as well as medical oncologists and others who are interested in radiation therapy.
Other Author Tsujii, Hirohiko, editor.
Other Title Print version: Carbon-ion radiotherapy : principles, practices, and treatment planning. Tokyo, Japan : Springer, ©2014 xii, 312 pages 9784431544562