Principles And Practice Of Proton Bean Therapy Aapm Monograph

Author: Indra J. Das
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Prescribing Recording And Reporting Proton Beam Therapy Icru Report 78

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Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Author: Koji Tsuboi
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 9811374546
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This book offers a comprehensive, practical guide to understanding the physical and biological characteristics of proton beam radiotherapy. The application of proton beams to the treatment of solid cancers has expanded exponentially over the last decade due to their physical properties, which make it possible to administer higher doses of radiation to lesions with only a minimum dose to the surrounding healthy tissues. Accordingly, understanding the basic aspects of proton beam radiotherapy is a primary concern not only for medical physicists and radiation biologists, but also for all physicians involved in cancer treatment using proton beams. The major aspects discussed include the technique’s development background, the generation and delivery system for proton beams, physical characteristics, biological consequences, dosimetry, and future prospects in both medical physics and radiation biology in terms of effective cancer treatment. Gathering contributions from experts who provide clear and detailed information on the basics of proton beams, the book will greatly benefit not only radiological technicians, medical physicists, and physicians, but also scientists in cancer radiotherapy.

Best Prostate Cancer Treatment

Author: Robert Ferre
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ISBN: 9781940875965
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Any man, spouse, relative, or friend of a man facing prostate cancer should read this book. Here Robert Ferre explains in precious detail his experience receiving proton therapy for prostate cancer in 2016. So impressed was he that he wrote this (and two subsequent books) about the technology, how it works, how to pay for it, who¿s doing it, and what the future holds. This book is specifically about proton therapy and does not cover other modalities except for brief comparisons, in which protons come out the winner. Here you find far more detail about the nature and use of protons than any other non-medical book on the subject. Being in full color allows diagrams to show the intensity of the various forms of radiation. This second edition covers these and other topics:--Why your urologist never mentions proton therapy.¿--Proof that proton therapy gives the best result with the fewest side effects.¿--How proton therapy outperforms x-ray radiation such as IMRT. ¿--The author¿s personal description of receiving proton therapy treatments.¿--Recent technological advances in proton therapy not covered in older books.¿--A special program that pays 80% of the cost of proton therapy for those on Medicare.¿--How to deal with insurance companies and their resistance to proton therapy.¿--The amazing physics of proton therapy and pencil beam scanning. ¿--The superiority of pencil beam scanning for 80% of all cancers. ¿--More than 150 full-color photos and illustrations.¿--Obstacles and resistance to proton therapy. ¿--The future of proton therapy, compact equipment, lower prices, wider availability.¿--Proton therapy centers currently in operation, and those planned or under construction.Robert Ferre wrote this because of his own experience in which his doctors failed to tell him the truth about proton therapy. Cancer patients need to do their own research and become familiar with proton therapy. Then, they may need to buck their doctor¿s recommendation for surgery or x-rays and find their own way to the best proton therapy center, of which there are currently twenty-eight in the United States.

The Physics Of Radiation Therapy

Author: Faiz M. Khan
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ISBN: 1451149131
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Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Proton Therapy Physics

Author: Harald Paganetti
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439836450
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Proton Therapy Physics goes beyond current books on proton therapy to provide an in-depth overview of the physics aspects of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered in the medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book summarizes the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. It describes the physics of proton accelerators, the parameters of clinical proton beams, and the mechanisms to generate a conformal dose distribution in a patient. The text then covers detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry, outlines basic quality assurance and commissioning guidelines, and gives examples of Monte Carlo simulations in proton therapy. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. It also examines computerized treatment plan optimization, methods for in vivo dose or beam range verification, the safety of patients and operating personnel, and the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective. The final chapter illustrates the use of risk models for common tissue complications in treatment optimization. Along with exploring quality assurance issues and biological considerations, this practical guide collects the latest clinical studies on the use of protons in treatment planning and radiation monitoring. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, the book helps readers understand the uncertainties and limitations of precisely shaped dose distribution.

Proton And Charged Particle Radiotherapy

Author: Thomas F. De Laney
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 9780781765527
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This volume is the first comprehensive and practical clinical reference on proton and charged particle radiotherapy. The first half of the book explains the treatment delivery systems used, offers detailed guidance on treatment planning techniques, examines key clinical issues in proton radiotherapy, and reviews recent experience with heavier charged particle radiotherapy. The second half of the book offers "how-to" information on treatment of pediatric tumors, lymphomas, and tumors of the central nervous system, eye, skull base, cervical spine, bone and soft tissue, paranasal sinus, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, oral cavity, salivary glands, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive tract, and breast. More than 100 full-color illustrations complement the text.

External Beam Therapy

Author: Peter Hoskin
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198786751
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External beam therapy is the most common form of radiotherapy, delivering ionizing radiation such as high-energy x-rays, gamma rays, or electron beams directly into the location of the patient's tumour. Now in its third edition, this book is an essential, practical guide to external beam radiotherapy planning and delivery, covering the rapid technological advances made in recent years. The initial chapters give a detailed insight into the fundamentals of clinical radiotherapy. This is followed by systematic details for each tumour site commonly treated with radiotherapy, covering indications, treatment, and planning. The final chapter covers the all important aspect of quality assurance in radiotherapy delivery. This third edition has been fully updated and revised to reflect new techniques, including details of intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and proton therapy. Written by experts in each field, External Beam Therapy is an invaluable companion to professionals and trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiology, and clinical or radiation oncology. ABOUT THE SERIES Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in the series takes the reader through the basic principles of the use of ionizing radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks is aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physics, dosimetrists, radiographers, and senior nurses.

Proton Radiotherapy Accelerators

Author: Wioletta Wieszczycka
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812811646
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Hadronic radiotherapy uses particle beams to treat tumors located near critical body structures and tumors that respond poorly to conventional photon and electron beam radiotherapy. Initial research in hadronic radiotherapy was performed using accelerators built for physics research. The good results of the proton and ion therapy programs have enhanced the tendency to use protontherapy as a routine method. There are about 20 working protontherapy facilities (first, second and third generation) and more than 30 centers are planned. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the field with a discussion on the fundamental basis of particle physics and radiobiology, as well as review of clinical and technical specifications and designs for proton radiotherapy. In particular, the current designs of proton and heavy ion accelerators, beam delivery systems, gantries, beam monitoring and dosimetry systems, control and safety systems, patient positioning and immobilization devices, and ancillary treatment facilities are widely discussed. Contents: Physical and Radiobiological Properties of Hadrons; Status of Clinical Research in Protontherapy; Hadrontherapy Facilities World-Wide; Requirements for Hadrontherapy Centers; Protontherapy Accelerators; Beam Transport and Delivery Systems; Proton Gantries; Radiation Detectors; Treatment Ancillary Facilities; Control System of the Protontherapy Center; Shielding for Proton Facility; Global Costs and Financial Analysis of the Activities of the Proton Center; Proposal of a Dedicated Protontherapy Facility. Readership: Engineers, medical physicists and physicians involved in the design and construction of radiotherapy accelerators, undergraduate and graduate students in high energy accelerator and biomedical physics, radiotherapists.

Best Prostate Cancer Treatment Proton Beam Therapy

Author: Robert Ferre
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This is a detailed account of proton therapy as used for prostate cancer from someone who experienced it first hand. It includes both personal experience and explanation of the impressive technology. It covers important topics such as insurance coverage and prospects for the future. This 2018 update is the most articulate non-medical description available in print.

Radiation Oncology A Physicist S Eye View

Author: Michael Goitein
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ISBN: 0387726454
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The papers collected in this hugely useful volume cover the principle physical and biological aspects of radiation therapy and in addition, address practical clinical considerations in the planning and delivering of that therapy. The importance of the assessment of uncertainties is emphasized. Topics include an overview of the physics of the interactions of radiation with matter and the definition of the goals and the design of radiation therapy approaches.

Optima Optimising Proton Therapy Through Imaging

Author: Michela Esposito
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Several research groups worldwide have worked in the past years towards the introduction of a new imaging modality u2013 proton Computed Tomography (pCT) into the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) clinical workflow, with the aim of directly measuring a patientu2019s tissue stopping power and reduce uncertainties in treatment margins. Among others, the PRaVDA collaboration developed the first fully solid-state imaging system for pCT and showed a reduction in relative stopping power uncertainties down to 1.6% for a number of tissue substitute materials [Esposito et al., Phys. Med., 58, 2018].Building on the PRaVDA experience, a new UK-based collaboration named OPTIma was formed in 2018 to take forward the concept of a solid-state proton imaging system along the route to clinical use. The OPTIma system, currently under design, will be hosted in the Christie PBT Research Room using state-of-the-art spot-scanning delivery, providing a national facility for tissue stopping power calibration and evaluation of pCT in developing optimum and personalised treatment plans. Key aspects of the project include adapting detector technology and reconstruction algorithm to spot-scanning delivery systems, decreasing relative stopping power uncertainty to 1%, combining stopping power imaging with other aspects of the physics of proton interaction (i.e. scattering, straggling and attenuation powers) and integrating pCT with other existing imaging modalities in the clinical workflow.

Radiation Therapy Techniques And Treatment Planning For Breast Cancer

Author: Jennifer R. Bellon
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319403923
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This book addresses the day-to-day treatment planning issues that radiation oncologists are likely to encounter during the treatment of breast cancer patients and provides numerous practical “tips” that will assist in navigation of the treatment planning process, from delineation of the tumor boundaries to discrimination of adjacent normal tissues and critical structures at risk of radiation injury. Differences in target delineation and treatment planning according to technique are emphasized, with coverage of conventional radiation therapy and advanced techniques including cardiac-sparing approaches, e.g., using active breathing control, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, proton beam therapy, and electron beam therapy post mastectomy. Individual chapters also focus on radiation setup and verification techniques and radiation treatment planning systems. The book, which is part of the Springer series Practical Guides in Radiation Oncology, is designed for hands-on use by radiation oncology residents/fellows in training and practicing radiation oncologists.

Proton Beam Therapy

Author: Santosh Yajnik
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461452988
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Proton beam therapy is an emerging technology with promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. While nearly half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the US receive radiation therapy, the majority is delivered via electron accelerators, where photons are used to irradiate cancerous tissue. Because of the physical properties of photon beams, photons may deposit energy along their entire path length through the body. On the other hand, a proton beam directed at a tumor travels in a straight trajectory towards its target, gives off most of its energy at a defined depth called the Bragg peak, and then stops. While photons often deposit more energy within the healthy tissues of the body than within the cancer itself, protons can deposit most of their cancer-killing energy within the area of the tumor. As a result, in the properly selected patients, proton beam therapy has the ability to improve cure rates by increasing the dose delivered to the tumor and simultaneously reduce side-effects by decreasing the dose to surrounding tissue. The benefits of proton beam therapy in delivering a lethal hit to the target while sparing surrounding normal tissues from radiation are becoming applicable to an increasing number of patients and a growing list of conditions. In this book, the author will guide the reader through existing evidence supporting proton beam therapy for pediatric cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain tumors, spinal tumors, and several other conditions. The book will discuss which conditions are suitable for treatment with proton beam therapy, how the treatment is delivered, and the current data supporting its use.

Proton And Carbon Ion Therapy

Author: C-M Charlie Ma
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439816085
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Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy is an up-to-date guide to using proton and carbon ion therapy in modern cancer treatment. The book covers the physics and radiobiology basics of proton and ion beams, dosimetry methods and radiation measurements, and treatment delivery systems. It gives practical guidance on patient setup, target localization, and treatment planning for clinical proton and carbon ion therapy. The text also offers detailed reports on the treatment of pediatric cancers, lymphomas, and various other cancers. After an overview, the book focuses on the fundamental aspects of proton and carbon ion therapy equipment, including accelerators, gantries, and delivery systems. It then discusses dosimetry, biology, imaging, and treatment planning basics and provides clinical guidelines on the use of proton and carbon ion therapy for the treatment of specific cancers. Suitable for anyone involved with medical physics and radiation therapy, this book offers a balanced and critical assessment of state-of-the-art technologies, major challenges, and the future outlook of proton and carbon ion therapy. It presents a thorough introduction for those new to the field while providing a helpful, up-to-date reference for readers already using the therapy in clinical settings.

Proton Therapy

Author: Steven J. Frank
Editor: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780323548311
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Covering the science and application of this promising alternative to conventional radiation therapy, Proton Therapy, by Dr. Steven Frank, provides essential information on clinically-focused topics across the full spectrum of disease sites. Succinct and easy to digest, this concise resource also discusses therapeutic principles, the physics of proton therapy, and guidelines regarding treatment planning. Covers the principles of radiobiology and proton particle beam therapy, as well as treatment planning, quality assurance, treatment delivery procedures, and pediatric considerations. Addresses applications across all disease sites. Discusses future outcomes and advancements in this rapidly changing field. Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Proton Therapy Physics Second Edition

Author: Harald Paganetti
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351855751
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Expanding on the highly successful first edition, this second edition of Proton Therapy Physics has been completely restructured and updated throughout, and includes several new chapters. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, this book provides an in-depth overview of the physics of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered across medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book explores the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. The text then covers dosimetry, including beam delivery, shielding aspects, computer simulations, detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry. Important for daily operations, acceptance testing, commissioning, quality assurance and monitor unit calibrations are outlined. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. Imaging for treatment guidance as well as treatment monitoring is outlined. Finally, the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective are discussed. This book is an ideal practical guide for physicians, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and physicists who already have some experience in radiation oncology. It is also an invaluable reference for graduate students in medical physics programs, physicians in their last year of medical school or residency, and those considering a career in medical physics. Features: Updated with the latest technologies and methods in the field, covering all delivery methods of proton therapy, including beam scanning and passive scattering Discusses clinical aspects, such as treatment planning and quality assurance Offers insight on the past, present, and future of proton therapy from a physics perspective

The Treatment

Author: Sally J Roberts
Editor: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1838597573
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In 2013 Sally Roberts was made a scapegoat while fighting for a better clinical deal for her son Neon. Stripped of her parental rights, Neon was denied an advanced treatment which at the time was held as having quackery status. Since this landmark case there has been a complete about-turn by the UK medical establishment, and the first Proton Beam Therapy centre has now opened its doors in the UK. Even the lead radiologist in Neon’s case has since completely revised his opinion of this treatment. The treatment Neon was prevented from having is now advocated as a treatment of the future. Sally tells her and Neon’s story in this very personal memoir that is both heart-rending and inspiring; a parents’ worst nightmare told through the eyes of a mother in the line of fire from the medical establishment and media. This is a journey both gruelling and unthinkable to most people, yet the power of its message is inexorable and its outcome ultimately uplifting and beneficent.

Khan S The Physics Of Radiation Therapy

Author: Faiz M. Khan
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451182457
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Preceded by The physics of radiation therapy / Faiz M. Khan. 4th ed. c2010.

Radiotherapy And The Cancers Of Children Teenagers And Young Ads

Author: Tom Boterberg
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198793073
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A comprehensive, practical, and evidence-based guide to radiotherapy in the management of children and young people with cancer. It explores each cancer type and the various modalities of treatment available, with over 75 colour illustrations, case histories to demonstrate the various approaches, and further reading on each topic.