Linac and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery (Hardback)Germano (author)
Hardback 295 Pages / Published: 01/01/2000
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LINAC and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery is the first book on radiosurgery which presents together both Gamma Knife and linear accelerator (LINAC) radiosurgical techniques for various pathologies. Divided into three sections, LINAC and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery addresses: -The fundamentals of stereotactic radiosurgery, including historical perspectives, basic principles of radiation physics and biology, principles and techniques of Gamma Knife and LINAC radiosurgery, software and dose planning, fractionation, proton-beam radiation therapy, clinical and histological aspects of radionecrosis and informed consent issues. -The clinical applications and results of both Gamma Knife and LINAC radiosurgery for vascular malformations, brain metastases, primary brain tumors, meningiomas, schwannomas and pituitary tumors. -Work in progress: clinical applications for pain, epilepsy and movement disorders, and future directions and new frontiers in radiosurgery. LINAC and Gamma Knife Radiosurgery provides the reader with the hands-on experience of neurosurgeons and a comprehensive description of radiosurgery.
Publisher: Thieme Publishing Group
Number of pages: 295
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