July 2, 2009 · Written by ·

imrtbookIMRT – IGRT – SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy (published by Karger in 2007 and edited by John L. Meyer) is Volume 40 of the Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology series. Recently, I had the opportunity to review this book and found it to be an excellent reference that offers a guide to the new technologies of radiotherapy and their major applications in the modern radiotherapy clinic. Whether you are a newcomer to the profession of medical physics or a seasoned veteran of the field, reading this book–whether in part or in entirety–would be an asset for your professional advancement since many modern radiation oncology facilities offer the technologies covered in this book for cancer treatment.

The book is a practical resource and its scope encompasses several areas of concurrent development that have advanced in the field. It covers not only explanations and discussions of the techniques and technologies (IMRT and IGRT), but also applications of these technologies in the clinical setting (such as in the treatment of breast, head and neck, and prostate cancers) as well as guidelines for their current clinical use. The last section, 75 pages, is devoted solely to SBRT (Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy)–from basic concepts to clinical application. The book is expensive but comparable to other high quality educational and/or clinical reference texts available on the market.

Also, just FYI, as of a few minutes ago, was indicating that there are only 3 more copies of IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy left in stock (but with more on the way!).

For further information on this or other volumes of books in the Frontiers of Radiation Therapy and Oncology series, go to

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