Proton Therapy Physics

Proton Therapy Physics
Author: Harald Paganetti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439836450
ISBN 13: 9781439836453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy Physics Book Review:

Proton Therapy Physics goes beyond current books on proton therapy to provide an in-depth overview of the physics aspects of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered in the medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book summarizes the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. It describes the physics of proton accelerators, the parameters of clinical proton beams, and the mechanisms to generate a conformal dose distribution in a patient. The text then covers detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry, outlines basic quality assurance and commissioning guidelines, and gives examples of Monte Carlo simulations in proton therapy. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. It also examines computerized treatment plan optimization, methods for in vivo dose or beam range verification, the safety of patients and operating personnel, and the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective. The final chapter illustrates the use of risk models for common tissue complications in treatment optimization. Along with exploring quality assurance issues and biological considerations, this practical guide collects the latest clinical studies on the use of protons in treatment planning and radiation monitoring. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, the book helps readers understand the uncertainties and limitations of precisely shaped dose distribution.

Proton Therapy E Book

Proton Therapy E Book
Author: Steven J Frank,X. Ronald Zhu
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-05-18
ISBN 10: 0323733506
ISBN 13: 9780323733502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy E Book Book Review:

As proton therapy treatment centers become smaller and more cost-effective, education and training for today’s multi-disciplinary oncology teams are more important than ever before. This state-of-the-art reference brings you fully up to date with all aspects of proton therapy, with guidance you can trust from MD Anderson Cancer Center, the largest and most experienced proton therapy center in the world. Led by Drs. Steven J. Frank and W. Ronald Zhu, Proton Therapy provides a unique opportunity to benefit from the unsurpassed knowledge and expertise of an esteemed team of leaders in the field. Covers all cancers for which proton therapy is used most often, including prostate, head and neck, pediatrics, central nervous system, gastrointestinal, sarcomas, lungs, breast, lymphomas, and gynecologic cancers. Provides up-to-date information on radiobiology, treatment planning and quality assurance, indications for proton therapy, management approaches, and outcomes after proton therapy by disease site. Discusses technologic advances such as spot scanning and treatment planning systems for the management of solid tumors; radiobiology of proton therapy, including DNA damage and repair mechanisms and acute and late effects on normal tissues; and multifield optimized intensity-modulated proton therapy (MFO-IMPT) for optimizing the distribution of linear energy transfer (LET) of proton beams within target volumes and away from critical normal structures. Includes a special section on head and neck cases in the e-book that photographically illustrates the full cycle of proton therapy care.

Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy

Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy
Author: C-M Charlie Ma,Tony Lomax
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN 10: 1439816077
ISBN 13: 9781439816073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy Book Review:

Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy is an up-to-date guide to using proton and carbon ion therapy in modern cancer treatment. The book covers the physics and radiobiology basics of proton and ion beams, dosimetry methods and radiation measurements, and treatment delivery systems. It gives practical guidance on patient setup, target localization, and treatment planning for clinical proton and carbon ion therapy. The text also offers detailed reports on the treatment of pediatric cancers, lymphomas, and various other cancers. After an overview, the book focuses on the fundamental aspects of proton and carbon ion therapy equipment, including accelerators, gantries, and delivery systems. It then discusses dosimetry, biology, imaging, and treatment planning basics and provides clinical guidelines on the use of proton and carbon ion therapy for the treatment of specific cancers. Suitable for anyone involved with medical physics and radiation therapy, this book offers a balanced and critical assessment of state-of-the-art technologies, major challenges, and the future outlook of proton and carbon ion therapy. It presents a thorough introduction for those new to the field while providing a helpful, up-to-date reference for readers already using the therapy in clinical settings.

Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery

Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery
Author: Hans Breuer,Berend J. Smit
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-04-17
ISBN 10: 3662043017
ISBN 13: 9783662043011
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy and Radiosurgery Book Review:

The book is divided into two parts: Part I deals with the relevant physics and planning algorithms of protons (H Breuer) and Part II with the radiobiology, radiopathology and clinical outcomes of proton therapy and a comparison of proton therapy versus photon therapy (BJ Smit). Protons can be used for radiosurgery and general radio therapy. Since proton therapy was first proposed in 1946 by Wilson, about sixteen facilities have been built globally. Only a very few of these have isocentric beam delivery systems so that proton therapy is really only now in a position to be compared directly by means of randomised clinical trials, with modern photon radiotherapy therapy sys tems, both for radiosurgery and for general fractionated radiotherapy. Three-dimensional proton planning computer systems with image fusion (image of computerised tomography (CT), magnetic resonance registration) capabilities imaging (MRI), stereotactic angiograms and perhaps positron emission tomography (PET) are essential for accurate proton therapy planning. New planning systems for spot scanning are under development. Many of the older comparisons of the advantageous dose distributions for protons were made with parallel opposing or multiple co-planar field arrangements, which are now largely obsolete. New comparative plans are necessary once more because of the very rapid progress in 3-D conformal planning with photons. New cost-benefit analy ses may be needed. Low energy (about 70 MeV) proton therapy is eminently suitable for the treatment of eye tumours and has firmly established itself as very useful in this regard.

Proton Beam Therapy

Proton Beam Therapy
Author: Santosh Yajnik
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2012-10-17
ISBN 10: 1461452988
ISBN 13: 9781461452980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Beam Therapy Book Review:

Proton beam therapy is an emerging technology with promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cancer. While nearly half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the US receive radiation therapy, the majority is delivered via electron accelerators, where photons are used to irradiate cancerous tissue. Because of the physical properties of photon beams, photons may deposit energy along their entire path length through the body. On the other hand, a proton beam directed at a tumor travels in a straight trajectory towards its target, gives off most of its energy at a defined depth called the Bragg peak, and then stops. While photons often deposit more energy within the healthy tissues of the body than within the cancer itself, protons can deposit most of their cancer-killing energy within the area of the tumor. As a result, in the properly selected patients, proton beam therapy has the ability to improve cure rates by increasing the dose delivered to the tumor and simultaneously reduce side-effects by decreasing the dose to surrounding tissue. The benefits of proton beam therapy in delivering a lethal hit to the target while sparing surrounding normal tissues from radiation are becoming applicable to an increasing number of patients and a growing list of conditions. In this book, the author will guide the reader through existing evidence supporting proton beam therapy for pediatric cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, brain tumors, spinal tumors, and several other conditions. The book will discuss which conditions are suitable for treatment with proton beam therapy, how the treatment is delivered, and the current data supporting its use.

Principles and Practice of Proton Bean Therapy AAPM Monograph

Principles and Practice of Proton Bean Therapy  AAPM Monograph
Author: Indra J. Das,Paganetti Harald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 828
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN 10: 9781936366439
ISBN 13: 1936366436
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Proton Beam Radiotherapy
Author: Koji Tsuboi,Takeji Sakae,Ariungerel Gerelchuluun
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN 10: 9811374546
ISBN 13: 9789811374548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Beam Radiotherapy Book Review:

This book offers a comprehensive, practical guide to understanding the physical and biological characteristics of proton beam radiotherapy. The application of proton beams to the treatment of solid cancers has expanded exponentially over the last decade due to their physical properties, which make it possible to administer higher doses of radiation to lesions with only a minimum dose to the surrounding healthy tissues. Accordingly, understanding the basic aspects of proton beam radiotherapy is a primary concern not only for medical physicists and radiation biologists, but also for all physicians involved in cancer treatment using proton beams. The major aspects discussed include the technique’s development background, the generation and delivery system for proton beams, physical characteristics, biological consequences, dosimetry, and future prospects in both medical physics and radiation biology in terms of effective cancer treatment. Gathering contributions from experts who provide clear and detailed information on the basics of proton beams, the book will greatly benefit not only radiological technicians, medical physicists, and physicians, but also scientists in cancer radiotherapy.

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy
Author: Steven J. Frank
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-08
ISBN 10: 9780323548311
ISBN 13: 0323548318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy Book Review:

Covering the science and application of this promising alternative to conventional radiation therapy, Proton Therapy, by Dr. Steven Frank, provides essential information on clinically-focused topics across the full spectrum of disease sites. Succinct and easy to digest, this concise resource also discusses therapeutic principles, the physics of proton therapy, and guidelines regarding treatment planning. Covers the principles of radiobiology and proton particle beam therapy, as well as treatment planning, quality assurance, treatment delivery procedures, and pediatric considerations. Addresses applications across all disease sites. Discusses future outcomes and advancements in this rapidly changing field. Consolidates today's available information on this timely topic into one convenient resource.

Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy

Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy
Author: Thomas F. De Laney,Hanne M. Kooy
Publsiher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780781765527
ISBN 13: 0781765528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton and Charged Particle Radiotherapy Book Review:

This volume is the first comprehensive and practical clinical reference on proton and charged particle radiotherapy. The first half of the book explains the treatment delivery systems used, offers detailed guidance on treatment planning techniques, examines key clinical issues in proton radiotherapy, and reviews recent experience with heavier charged particle radiotherapy. The second half of the book offers "how-to" information on treatment of pediatric tumors, lymphomas, and tumors of the central nervous system, eye, skull base, cervical spine, bone and soft tissue, paranasal sinus, nasal cavity, nasopharynx, oropharynx, oral cavity, salivary glands, prostate, lung, gastrointestinal tract, female reproductive tract, and breast. More than 100 full-color illustrations complement the text.

OPTima Optimising Proton Therapy Through Imaging

OPTima  Optimising Proton Therapy Through Imaging
Author: Michela Esposito
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163805400
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

OPTima Optimising Proton Therapy Through Imaging Book Review:

Several research groups worldwide have worked in the past years towards the introduction of a new imaging modality u2013 proton Computed Tomography (pCT) into the Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) clinical workflow, with the aim of directly measuring a patientu2019s tissue stopping power and reduce uncertainties in treatment margins. Among others, the PRaVDA collaboration developed the first fully solid-state imaging system for pCT and showed a reduction in relative stopping power uncertainties down to 1.6% for a number of tissue substitute materials [Esposito et al., Phys. Med., 58, 2018].Building on the PRaVDA experience, a new UK-based collaboration named OPTIma was formed in 2018 to take forward the concept of a solid-state proton imaging system along the route to clinical use. The OPTIma system, currently under design, will be hosted in the Christie PBT Research Room using state-of-the-art spot-scanning delivery, providing a national facility for tissue stopping power calibration and evaluation of pCT in developing optimum and personalised treatment plans. Key aspects of the project include adapting detector technology and reconstruction algorithm to spot-scanning delivery systems, decreasing relative stopping power uncertainty to 1%, combining stopping power imaging with other aspects of the physics of proton interaction (i.e. scattering, straggling and attenuation powers) and integrating pCT with other existing imaging modalities in the clinical workflow.

Proton Therapy Physics

Proton Therapy Physics
Author: Harald Paganetti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439836450
ISBN 13: 9781439836453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy Physics Book Review:

Proton Therapy Physics goes beyond current books on proton therapy to provide an in-depth overview of the physics aspects of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered in the medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book summarizes the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. It describes the physics of proton accelerators, the parameters of clinical proton beams, and the mechanisms to generate a conformal dose distribution in a patient. The text then covers detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry, outlines basic quality assurance and commissioning guidelines, and gives examples of Monte Carlo simulations in proton therapy. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. It also examines computerized treatment plan optimization, methods for in vivo dose or beam range verification, the safety of patients and operating personnel, and the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective. The final chapter illustrates the use of risk models for common tissue complications in treatment optimization. Along with exploring quality assurance issues and biological considerations, this practical guide collects the latest clinical studies on the use of protons in treatment planning and radiation monitoring. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, the book helps readers understand the uncertainties and limitations of precisely shaped dose distribution.

Proton Therapy Physics Second Edition

Proton Therapy Physics  Second Edition
Author: Harald Paganetti
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 758
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN 10: 1351855751
ISBN 13: 9781351855754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proton Therapy Physics Second Edition Book Review:

Expanding on the highly successful first edition, this second edition of Proton Therapy Physics has been completely restructured and updated throughout, and includes several new chapters. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, this book provides an in-depth overview of the physics of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered across medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book explores the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. The text then covers dosimetry, including beam delivery, shielding aspects, computer simulations, detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry. Important for daily operations, acceptance testing, commissioning, quality assurance and monitor unit calibrations are outlined. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. Imaging for treatment guidance as well as treatment monitoring is outlined. Finally, the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective are discussed. This book is an ideal practical guide for physicians, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and physicists who already have some experience in radiation oncology. It is also an invaluable reference for graduate students in medical physics programs, physicians in their last year of medical school or residency, and those considering a career in medical physics. Features: Updated with the latest technologies and methods in the field, covering all delivery methods of proton therapy, including beam scanning and passive scattering Discusses clinical aspects, such as treatment planning and quality assurance Offers insight on the past, present, and future of proton therapy from a physics perspective

Cohort Studies in Health Sciences

Cohort Studies in Health Sciences
Author: René Mauricio Barría
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2018-09
ISBN 10: 1789236940
ISBN 13: 9781789236941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Clinical Proton Dosimetry Beam production beam delivery and measurement of absorbed dose

Clinical Proton Dosimetry  Beam production  beam delivery  and measurement of absorbed dose
Author: International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements
Publsiher: International Commission on Radiation
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015042245574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Ion Beam Therapy

Ion Beam Therapy
Author: Ute Linz
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 729
Release: 2011-12-09
ISBN 10: 3642214142
ISBN 13: 9783642214141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ion Beam Therapy Book Review:

The book provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the basics, the technology, and the clinical use of ion beams for radiation therapy. Theoretical background, technical components, and patient treatment schemes are delineated by the leading experts that helped to develop this field from a research niche to its current highly sophisticated and powerful clinical treatment level used to the benefit of cancer patients worldwide. Rather than being a side-by-side collection of articles, this book consists of related chapters. It is a common achievement by 76 experts from around the world. Their expertise reflects the diversity of the field with radiation therapy, medical and accelerator physics, radiobiology, computer science, engineering, and health economics. The book addresses a similarly broad audience ranging from professionals that need to know more about this novel treatment modality or consider to enter the field of ion beam therapy as a researcher. However, it is also written for the interested public and for patients who might want to learn about this treatment option.

Commissioning of McLaren Proton Therapy System

Commissioning of McLaren Proton Therapy System
Author: Biniam Tesfamicael
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1163810208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Commissioning of McLaren Proton Therapy System Book Review:

Introduction: McLaren Proton Therapy Center (MPTC) is equipped with a Radiance 330TM synchrotron which is capable of pencil beam delivery (70-330 MeV). The treatment rooms are equipped with a robotic couch for patient positioning and half gantry for beam delivery. The in-room imaging system is capable of acquiring planar and CBCT images while mounted from an independent x-ray gantry. Methods and Material: The ionization depth doses for 70 to 250 MeV were measured using PTW water tank and Bragg peak chambers. An IBA Lynx was used to measure the beam sigma at isocenter as well as at four different positions relative to isocenter. The IAEA TRS 398 protocol was used to calibrate the delivered dose. The dose distribution was verified using gamma index analysis. The dose calibration and dose distribution were verified by IROC Houston for a prostate phantom. The gantry mechanical isocentricity was measured using an in-house fabricated device. Isocentricity shifts are accommodated by correcting the treatment couch positions for gantry sag for various gantry angles. Results: The ranges of proton beams are verified to be within 0.5 mm of the tabulated CSDA values. The spots circularity is verified to be within 10% in X and Y axis. The positional accuracy of the spots is within 1.5% of the planned map. The gantry isocentricity is within 0.5 mm radius after couch correction.Conclusion: The gamma analysis of dose distributions had a passing rate of >95% for 2%/2mm. Independent verification by IROC has verified our beam delivery calibration and accuracy.

Extraction Studies for the MSU K500 Conversion to a Proton Cancer Therapy Synchrocyclotron

Extraction Studies for the MSU K500 Conversion to a Proton Cancer Therapy Synchrocyclotron
Author: Lung-Sheng Lee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MSU:31293010201667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Surface Guided Radiation Therapy

Surface Guided Radiation Therapy
Author: Jeremy David Page Hoisak,Adam Brent Paxton,Benjamin James Waghorn,Todd Pawlicki
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 0429951809
ISBN 13: 9780429951800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surface Guided Radiation Therapy Book Review:

Surface Guided Radiation Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of optical surface image guidance systems for radiation therapy. It serves as an introductory teaching resource for students and trainees, and a valuable reference for medical physicists, physicians, radiation therapists, and administrators who wish to incorporate surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) into their clinical practice. This is the first book dedicated to the principles and practice of SGRT, featuring: Chapters authored by an internationally represented list of physicists, radiation oncologists and therapists, edited by pioneers and experts in SGRT Covering the evolution of localization systems and their role in quality and safety, current SGRT systems, practical guides to commissioning and quality assurance, clinical applications by anatomic site, and emerging topics including skin mark-less setups. Several dedicated chapters on SGRT for intracranial radiosurgery and breast, covering technical aspects, risk assessment and outcomes. Jeremy Hoisak, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Hoisak’s clinical expertise includes radiosurgery and respiratory motion management. Adam Paxton, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. Dr. Paxton’s clinical expertise includes patient safety, motion management, radiosurgery, and proton therapy. Benjamin Waghorn, PhD, DABR is the Director of Clinical Physics at Vision RT. Dr. Waghorn’s research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy, motion management, and surface image guidance systems. Todd Pawlicki, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FASTRO, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Pawlicki has published extensively on quality and safety in radiation therapy. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Radiology Oncology (ASTRO) and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM).

Shielding Measurements for a 230 MeV Proton Beam

Shielding Measurements for a 230 MeV Proton Beam
Author: Jeffrey Vincent Siebers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1990
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89032826232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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You Can Beat Prostate Cancer And You Don t Need Surgery to Do It

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer  And You Don t Need Surgery to Do It
Author: Robert J. Marckini
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-03-13
ISBN 10: 1257130633
ISBN 13: 9781257130634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Can Beat Prostate Cancer And You Don t Need Surgery to Do It Book Review:

The task of choosing the right prostate cancer treatment is daunting. It is further complicated by conflicting information the patient receives from physicians and the Internet. This book is written by a prostate cancer survivor who now runs an international prostate cancer support group. It's about his journey and the important things he learned along the way. It is the book the author wishes had been available when he was diagnosed 6 years ago. It is intended to provide specific information for men who are at risk or have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. All major treatment options are examined and the pros and cons of each are summarized. A relatively new, non-invasive, highly effective treatment is highlighted. It is an option that cures cancer as well as any other option, but generally leaves the patient with a higher quality of life and fewer, if any, side effects. This book has been endorsed by several physicians as well as other highly respected people from all walks of life.