Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

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Lawrence S. Chin, William F. Regine
Springer Science & Business Media, May 5, 2010 - Medical - 721 pages

Principles of Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the only contemporary, comprehensive reference for neurosurgeons and radiation oncologists using Gamma Knife and Linear Accelerator technology. Each chapter includes specific case presentations representative of the most commonly treated conditions, including applications for spinal disorders. Chapters conclude with counterpoint experiences, oriented to treatment options other than radiosurgery (i.e., medical management, standard surgery). These counterpoint discussions are written by noted experts and address in greater detail the indications, results and complications of their approach and enable readers to improve decision making with regard to choosing treatment options for their own patients. Also included is information on important non-surgical aspects of radiosurgery, including site construction, regulatory and billing issues, legal concerns, and nursing care issues. The editors have treated over 3000 patients using this technology, and international contributors share their experience as well.

 

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Contents

1 The History of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
3
2 Neuroimaging in Radiosurgery Treatment Planning and Followup Evaluation
9
3 Techniques of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
25
4 The Physics of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
33
5 Radiobiological Principles Underlying Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
51
6 Experimental Radiosurgery Models
61
7 Treatment Planning for Stereotactic Radiosurgery
69
8 Designing Building and Installing a Stereotactic Radiosurgery Unit
91
37 Skull Base Tumors
383
Surgery Perspective
393
Fractionated StereotacticRadiotherapy Perspective
401
40 Head and Neck Tumors
411
Surgery Perspective
421
Chemotherapy andRadiation Perspective
425
43 Spinal Tumors
431
Surgery Perspective
443

9 Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
107
10 Linear Accelerator Radiosurgery
129
Physical Bases and Clinical Experience
141
12 Robotics and Radiosurgery
163
13 CyberKnife Radiosurgery
171
14 Brain Metastases
181
Surgery Perspective
193
WholeBrain RadiationTherapy Perspective
201
17 HighGrade Gliomas
207
Chemotherapy Perspective
223
19 Meningioma
233
Surgery Perspective
249
Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective
257
Systemic Therapy Perspective
271
23 Acoustic Schwannoma
275
Surgical Perspective
283
Fractionated Stereotactic Radiotherapy Perspective
289
26 Pituitary Tumors
299
Surgery Perspective
309
Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective
317
Medical Therapy Perspective
327
30 Pediatric Radiosurgery
331
Conformal Radiation Therapy Perspective
341
Chemotherapy Perspective
351
33 Pineal Region Tumors
355
Surgery Perspective
365
Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective
371
Chemotherapy Perspective
377
Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective
455
46 Arteriovenous Malformation
459
Surgery Perspective
473
Endovascular TherapyPerspective
479
49 CavernousMalformations and Other Vascular Diseases
491
Surgical Perspective
503
ObservationAlonePerspective
513
Trigeminal Neuralgia
519
Surgical Perspective
527
Medical Management Perspective
535
55 Movement Disorder
541
DeepBrain Stimulation Perspective
549
Medical Perspective
559
58 Psychiatric and Pain Disorders
563
59 Intractable Epilepsies
573
Surgery Perspective
583
61 Ocular and Orbital Lesions
593
62 Stereotactic BodyRadiation Therapy
611
Fractionated Radiation Therapy Perspective
635
Brachytherapy Perspective
643
65 Complications and Managementin Radiosurgery
649
66 CostEffectiveness and Quality of Life
663
67 Regulatory and Reimbursement Aspectsof Radiosurgery
673
68 Medicolegal Issues in Stereotactic Radiosurgery
681
69 The Semantics of Stereotactic Radiation Therapy
687
70 Building a Radiosurgery Program
691
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