Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy
Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy

Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy

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Part Number:book40
Product Number: book40
ISBN: 978-0-19-852940-8
Description: Brachytherapy is a procedure in which radioactive material sealed in needles, seeds, wires or catheters is placed directly into or near a tumor (also called internal radiation, implant radiation or interstitial radiation therapy). This book provides practical guidance on the use of brachytherapy. It takes the reader through the basic principles and covers physics, dosimetry and protection issues, before developing this by discussing individual sites on which the procedure can be used. Features
  • Provides essential background information on brachytherapy physics and dosimetry
  • Includes site specific chapters covering all major cancer sites treated with this modality
  • Emphasizes practical guidance, making it useful in clinical practice for those using brachytherapy

214 pages; 40 b/w photographs, 39 line & 15 color illus.; ISBN13: 978-0-19-852940-8, ISBN10: 0-19-852940-6

About the Author(s)

Edited by Peter Hoskin, Professor of Clinical Oncology, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, University College London , and Catherine Coyle, Consultant Clinical Oncologist, Cookridge Hospital, Leeds

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