The book describes the fundamental concepts, nomenclature and definitions of the field of radiation oncology. Divided into three sections Radiation Oncology Primer and Review covers the basic science, clinical science and technical and planning issues to give the trainee a full overview of the core knowledge base of the field.
Co-written by a former radiation oncology residency program director and a team of radiation oncology residents, the book is organized in concise sections and is amply illustrated to highlight key points and help the reader understand and remember the major concepts discussed. In addition to serving as a primary introduction to the field, the book can serve as a short review of fundamental concepts for the senior resident prior to written or oral examinations, and can be a useful resource to the radiation oncology educator to develop teaching plans and quizzes. The book's coverage is based on the International Atomic Energy Syllabus for the Education and Training of Radiation Oncologists, the syllabus endorsed by both the American Society for Radiation Oncology and the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
Radiation Oncology Primer and Review features:
- Integrates basic science, clinical science and technical concepts to provide the trainee with a complete introduction to the field of radiation oncology
- Consistent with accepted training syllabus for radiation oncology professionals
- Concise presentation and ample illustrations highlight key points in study and review
- Valuable review resource for board review
PART I: BASIC SCIENCE CONCEPTS: 1. Physics; 2. Biology; 3. Radiobiology; 4. Pathology; 5. Radiation Pathophysiology; 6. Imaging;PART II: CLINICAL SCIENCE CONCEPTS: 7. Clinical Epidemiology and Statistics; 8. Epidemiology of Cancer; 9. Prevention and Screening; 10. Cancer Staging; 11. General Cancer Treatment Considerations; 12. General Radiotherapy Considerations; PART III: TREATMENT PLANNING CONCEPTS: 13. Palliative Radiotherapy; 14. Central Nervous System Treatment Planning; 15. Head and Neck Treatment Planning; 16. Breast Treatment Planning; 17. Thoracic Treatment Planning; 18. Gastrointestinal Treatment Planning; 19. Genitourinary Treatment Planning; 20. Gynecological Treatment Planning; 21. Sarcoma Treatment Planning; 22. Lymphoma Treatment Planning; 23. Skin Cancer Treatment Planning
About the Authors
George Rodrigues, MD FRCPC MSc, Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist, Departments of Oncology and Epidemiology/Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Vikram Velker, MD, Radiation Oncology, Department of Oncology University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
Lara Best, MD, Radiation Oncology Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.