Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy: Principles and Practices (Hardcover)

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By Yasushi Nagata (Editor)
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The second edition of the well-received book updates the knowledge of clinical treatment, radiobiology, physics, and instrumentations to provide a comprehensive description of stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Clinical aspects include indications and prescriptions for diseases treated with SBRT and clinical trial details. The chapters associated with physics cover quality assurance, patient immobilization devices, respiratory motion management, and treatment planning. It also illustrates the latest devices and provides know-how for safe and reliable treatment that differs from conventionally fractionated radiotherapy. In this second edition, the future of SBRT using artificial intelligence in the post-COVID-19 world also discussed.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy 2nd Edition - Principles and Practices enrich the readers' understanding of patient-friendly cancer care. Radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, senior nurses, medical oncologists, and surgical oncologists interested in radiotherapy will benefit from this practical guide. Since the last edition, there has been significant progress in the field, and the book renews the facts and evidence based on cutting-edge research.

About the Author

Yasushi Nagata, M.D, Ph.D, FACR, was born in Kyoto and graduated from Kyoto University in 1982 and spent his junior residency at Kyoto University Hospital between 1983-1993. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor of the University of Minnesota, USA between 1993-1994.He was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor between 1994-2008 at the Dept. of Therapeutic Radiology, Kyoto University. He was the Professor and Chairman, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, Hiroshima University between 2008-2023. He was also appointed as the Director of Hiroshima High-precision Radiotherapy Cancer Center (HIPRAC) between 2015-2023.He is the Emeritus Professor of Hiroshima University and Emeritus Director of HIPRAC since 2023. He is also the Secretary General of the Federation of Asian Organizations for Radiation Oncology (FARO) since 2022. He won the Umegaki Award from JASTRO in1996, and the Abe Award from JASTRO in 2006. He was awarded as a Fellow of American College of Radiology since 2018. His major subjects are 3-D treatment planning, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the field of Radiation Oncology. He developed a CT simulator at Kyoto University in cooperation with NEC and Shimadzu company in 1987. His work on CT simulator published was one of the top 100 remarkable establishment in the field of radiation oncology. Later, he worked in 3-d radiotherapy and started SBRT in 1996. He contributed to the JCOG 0403 trial since 2004 and reported at the international meetings several times, and published in 2015. He is also the PI of the JCOG 1408 trial started in 2016. The first edition of this book was published in 2015 and this is the second edition.

Product Details
ISBN: 9789819939770
ISBN-10: 9819939771
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 13th, 2023
Pages: 325
Language: English