Heavy Particle Radiotherapy - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125762502, 9780323147583

Heavy Particle Radiotherapy

1st Edition

Authors: M Raju
eBook ISBN: 9780323147583
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1980
Page Count: 512
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Description

Heavy Particle Radiotherapy covers the significant advances in the application of radiotherapy to cancer treatment. This book is composed of eight chapters that focus on the performance of several heavy particles.

The introductory chapters describe the radiobiological phenomena of interest in radiotherapy and their modifications with increasing linear energy transfer. The remaining chapters discuss the physical aspects, cellular effects, and radiotherapy potential of heavy particles, including neutrons, protons, helium and heavy ions, and negative pions.

Table of Contents


Foreword

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1 Radiobiological Phenomena

I Introduction

II Oxygen Effect

III Cell-Cycle Sensitivity

IV Recovery from Damage

References

Chapter 2 Biological Effects of High-LET Radiations

I Introduction

II Interaction of Heavy Particles with Tissue

III Sources of High-LET Radiations

IV Cell Survival for High-LET Radiations

V OER vs LET

VI RBE and OER for High- and Low-LET Radiations

VII Cell-Cycle Sensitivity Variation vs LET

VIII Recovery from Sublethal Injury Inflicted by Radiations of Different LET

IX Recovery from Potentially Lethal Damage Inflicted by High-LET Radiations

X Hypoxic Cell Sensitizers and High-LET Radiations

References

Chapter 3 Neutrons

I Introduction

II Early Experiences with Fast Neutrons and Their Implications for Future Use of High-LET Radiations in Therapy

III Fast Neutron Sources

IV Physical Aspects of Fast Neutrons

V Effects of Neutrons on Cultured Cells

VI Effects of Neutrons on Normal Tissues

VII Effects of Neutrons on Tumors

VIII Neutron Dosimetry and Radiobiology Intercomparisons

IX Current Neutron Radiotherapy

X Neutron Capture Therapy

XI Radiotherapy with Californium-252

References

Chapter 4 Protons

I Introduction

II Physical Aspects

III Biological Effects

IV Clinical Experiences with Protons

References

Chapter 5 Helium Ions

I Introduction

II Physical Aspects

III Biological Effects

IV Clinical Experiences with Helium Ions

References

Chapter 6 Heavy Ions

I Introduction

II Physical Aspects

III Heavy Ion Radiobiology

IV Clinical Studies with Heavy Ions

References

Chapter 7 Negative Pions

I Introduction

II Physical Aspects

III Biological Effects of Negative Pions

IV Clinical Results

References

Chapter 8 Comparison of Heavy Particles

I Introduction

II A Radiobiological Comparison of Heavy Particles

References

Appendix Radiobiological Techniques

I Introduction

II Mammalian Cell Survival Curves (In Vitro)

III Mammalian Cell Survival Curves (In Vivo)

IV Solid Tumors

V Skin Reactions

VI Late Reactions in Normal Tissues

References

Index

Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1980
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780323147583

About the Author

M Raju

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