The Handbook of Radiation Treatment Delivery is a focused pocket-sized handbook
designed for Radiation Oncology trainees and Residents, to serve as an up-to-date,
quick resource to lead them through all of the standard steps to plan and deliver
radiotherapy for all major malignancies.
The goal of the Handbook is to provide evidence-based information but also to be reflective of the knowledge gained through experience in practice. All chapters represent a joint collaboration between residents and staff radiation oncologists in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic.
Throughout the Handbook, the focus is on a series of steps to follow in order to successfully complete effective radiotherapy planning. Sections are organized by body site or system, whichever proved best for consistency in presenting the general principles of planning. Also included are specialized topics such as palliative therapy and pediatrics. After a discussion of general planning requirements, each specific subsite within a given section then provides more specific details on approaches to radiotherapy planning. The Handbook will be attractive to trainees at every level (including medical students, residents, fellows and researchers) and also be of use to practitioners in the community.
Features of The Handbook of Radiation Treatment Delivery include:
• A focus on a consistent, step by step approach to radiotherapy planning
• Content is present in a bulleted format for ease of review
• The text is extensively supported by color images
• The Handbook is pocket-sized for portability
Preface; 1. Helpful Physics Facts, Andrew Vassil, MD, Nicole Pavelecky, CMD, Anthony Magnelli, MS, and Gregory Videtic, MD; 2. Tools for Simulation and Treatment, Andrew Vassil, MD, and Gregory Videtic, MD; 3. Radiotherapy for Intracranial Malignancies, Abigail Stockham, MD, John Suh, MD, and Samuel Chao, MD; 4. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Head and Neck Malignancies, Shlomo Koyfman MD, John Greskovich, MD, and Jerrold Saxton, MD; 5. Breast Radiation Therapy, Andrew Vassil, MD, and Rahul Tendulkar, MD; 6. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Thoracic Malignancies– Grant Hunter, MD, and Gregory Videtic, MD; 7. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Gastrointestinal (Non-esophogeal) Malignancies, Michael Burdick, MD, and Kevin Stephans, MD; 8. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Genitourinary (GU) Malignancies, Mohammad Khan, MD, PhD, Kevin Stephans, MD, Jay Ciezki, MD, and Rahul Tendlukar, MD; 9. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Gynecologic Malignancies, Susan Guo, MD and Justin Juliano, MD; 10. Lymphoma, Lawrence Sheplan, MD, and Roger Macklis, MD; 11. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Soft Tissue Sarcomas, Including Heterotopicbone, Grant Hunter, MD, Andrew Vassil, MD, Abigail Stockham, MD, Sam Chao, MD, and Gregory Videtic, MD; 12. Radiotherapy (RT) Planning for Pediatric Malignancies, Erin Murphy, MD, Lawrence Sheplan, MD, and Samuel Chao, MD; 13. Palliative Radiation Therapy, Andrew Vassil, MD, and Gregory Videtic, MD
About the Editors
- Gregory M.M. Videtic, MD, CM, FRCPC, Residency Program Director, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
- Andrew Vassil, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation