Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity, driven by strong academic and commercial research, by advances in competing modalities, and due to the diversity in the political and economic landscape. It is a true challenge for practicingprofessionals and students to readily grasp the overarching trends of the field, especially of those technologies and innovative practices that are not yet established but are certainly on the rise.
Addressing this challenge, Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy presents a comprehensive collection of chapters on the latest trending/emerging technologies and expert opinions. It is divided into five broad sections:
- Section I: Physics of Brachytherapy
- Section II: ImagingforBrachytherapyGuidance
- Section III: Brachytherapy Suites
- Section IV: IsBrachytherapy a CompetitiveModality?
- Section V: Vision 20/20: IndustryPerspective
Each section has a carefully selected collection of chapters, which covers the spectrum of topics in comprehensive detail. By drawing on recognized experts and key opinion leaders from academia and commercial sectors worldwide (100+ contributors), Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy provides readers with a wealth of relevant information needed to comprehend the rapidly advancing technologies and trends of today and the prospects for the future.
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Image Processing for Brachytherapy
FMEA for Brachytherapy
Real-Time In Vivo Dosimetry
Quality Assurance Technologies
Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) in Brachytherapy
Robotics in Brachytherapy
Optical Imaging and Navigation Technologies
X-Ray and Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Positron Emission Tomography
Imaging for Treatment Verification
Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy
Hospital Charles Lemoyne, Montreal, Canada
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Canada
Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India
Institut Joliot-Curie Cancer Center, Dakar, Senegal: Implementing a Brachytherapy Program in a Resource Limited Setting
EBRT or Brachytherapy?
Particle Therapy or Brachytherapy?
Is Brachytherapy Cost Effective?
Eckert & Ziegler BEBIG
Bradley Rumwell Pieters
MD, PhD, Academic Medical Center / University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, , The Netherlands