Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy in Oncology

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Mohammed Keshtgar, Katharine Pigott, Frederik Wenz
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 3, 2014 - Medical - 170 pages
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Targeted intraoperative radiotherapy is a major advance in the management of cancer patients and has been attracting massive interest worldwide following publication of the results of an important randomized controlled trial in The Lancet. This textbook is designed to introduce this innovative technology in a comprehensive manner to clinicians dealing with cancer patients. Throughout, the emphasis is on practical aspects and the text is supported by many excellent illustrations. The editors of the book have extensive experience in targeted intraoperative radiotherapy and include co-directors of the TARGIT Academy, which runs international training courses on the technology in the United Kingdom and Germany. They have brought together multidisciplinary contributors from different centers across the world who have wide experience in the field and whose work has been recognized internationally. It is the editors’ hope that this book will succeed in ensuring that targeted intraoperative radiotherapy is used effectively worldwide.
 

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Contents

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy Concept and Review of Evidence in Breast Cancer
1
Mechanism of Action of TARGIT
7
How to Use the INTRABEAM System
13
Quality Assurance and Commissioning
31
Radiation Protection
37
Radiobiology
45
Surgical Aspects of the TARGIT Technique in Breast Cancer
53
FollowUp Findings in the Tumour Bed After IORT What the Radiologist Needs to Know
67
Other Applications of INTRABEAM
93
Intraoperative Photon Radiosurgery in Patients with Malignant Brain Tumours
105
Intraoperative Radiotherapy with LowEnergy Photons in Rectal Cancer Recurrence
112
Case Reports
119
Intra Operative Radiotherapy in Developing Countries Experience with TARGIT from University of Dammam Saudi Arabia
135
Treating Patients with TARGIT
141
Patient Selection and Information
147
Quality Assurance and Training of Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy Establishment of the TARGIT Academy
153

Quality of Life and Late Radiation Toxicity
71
Cosmetic Outcome Following TARGIT
79
Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy and Persistent Pain After Treatment
85
Health Economics of TARGIT
157
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