Practical radiobiology for proton therapy planning

Practical Radiobiology for Proton Therapy Planning covers the principles, advantages and potential pitfalls that occur in proton therapy, especially its radiobiological modelling applications. This book is intended to educate, inform and to stimulate further research questions. Additionally, it will...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Jones, Bleddyn (Author)
Corporate Authors: IOPscience (online služba) (Distributor)
Institute of Physics Publishing (Publisher)
Format: eBook
Published: Bristol : IOP Publishing, 2017
Series:IOP expanding physics
Series in physics and engineering in medicine and biology
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Online Access:Full-text
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. Particle physics for biological interactions
  • 2. The essential radiobiology background
  • 3. Some important medical and surgical considerations, including clinical trials
  • 4. Treatment planning and further medical perspectives
  • 5. Historical development of radiotherapy including what was learned from fast neutrons
  • 6. Fractionation
  • 7. The case for using a variable proton RBE
  • 8. A general RBE simple efficiency model for protons and light ions
  • 9. Inclusion of the energy-efficiency LET and RBE model in proton therapy
  • 10. Compensating for elapsed time : unintended treatment interruptions and re-treatments
  • 11. Errors of Bragg peak positioning and their radiobiological correction
  • 12. Additional considerations and conclusions