Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy

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This handbook concisely summarizes state-of-the-art information about stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), including the history and development of these modalities, the biologic rationale for these technologies, typical practices, and reported results. Developed as a companion to Handbook of Evidence-Based Radiotherapy, Second Edition, edited by Eric Hansen and Mack Roach, III, it is organized by disease site and presents treatment techniques and recommended imaging; safety and quality assurance; toxicities and management; recommended follow-up; and supporting evidence. Inclusion of evidence-based guidelines is intended to help inform decisions regarding the appropriateness of SRS and SBRT and guide treatment and evaluation. Handbook of Evidence-Based Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy can be easily referenced in the clinic and is a valuable guide for oncology practitioners.​
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Rajni Sethi, MD Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of California San Francisco 1600 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115 USA Igor Barani, MD Assistant Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of California San Francisco 1600 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115 USA David Larson, MD, PhD Professor Department of Radiation Oncology University of California San Francisco 1600 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115 USA Mack Roach III, MD Professor and Chair Department of Radiation Oncology University of California San Francisco 1600 Divisadero Street San Francisco, CA 94115 USA
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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Nov 13, 2015
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Pages
245
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ISBN
9783319218977
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Clinical Medicine
Medical / Oncology
Medical / Radiology, Radiotherapy & Nuclear Medicine
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Chapters contain self-assessment questions, clinical cases, clinical pearls, and other elements to bring out key points in the textDiscusses strategies for delivering radiation to patients with significant symptoms, such as bleeding, dysphagia, airway obstruction, and other painful and debilitating side effectsIncludes reviews of tools for assessing life expectancy including Recursive Partitioning Analysis, the TEACHH tool, and other predictive models such as Number of Risk Factors scoreExplains appropriate considerations when combining palliative radiation therapy with analgesics
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