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ASTRO Guideline Update on Palliative Radiation for Bone Mets


Medscape - Feb 21, 2017
An updated guideline on the use of palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases from the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) continues to support pain relief equivalency between single- and multiple-fraction regimens based on new ...
 

Expert calls for shorter radiation use in prostate cancer treatment


Science Daily - Feb 21, 2017
Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to Justin Bekelman, MD, an associate professor of Radiation Oncology, Medical Ethics, and Health Policy at the University of ...
 

Dr. Albertsmeier on Radiation Therapy for Soft Tissue Sarcoma


OncLive - Feb 21, 2017
Marcus Albertsmeier, MD, surgeon at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, discusses the effect of radiation therapy on local recurrence and overall survival (OS) for patients with soft tissue sarcoma. The main treatment that is available for patients ...
 

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Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review , 1e


by: Leia Levy MAdEd(Masters in Adult Education) RT(T)

Reinforce your understanding of radiation therapy and prepare for the Registry exam! Mosby's Radiation Therapy Study Guide and Exam Review is both a study companion for Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, by Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, and a superior review for the certification exam offered by the American Registry for Radiologic Technology (ARRT). An easy-to-read format simplifies study by presenting information in concise bullets and tables. Over 1,000 review questions are included in the book, with an additional 1,000 questions available online on the companion Evolve website.
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Target Volume Delineation for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy


This textbook is designed to help the busy radiation oncologist to accurately and confidently delineate tumor volumes for conformal radiation therapy (including IMRT). The book provides an atlas of clinical target volumes (CTVs) for commonly encountered cancers, with each chapter illustrating CTV delineation on a slice-by-slice basis, on planning CT images. Common anatomic variants for each tumor are represented in individual illustrations, with annotations highlighting differences in coverage.
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4e


by: Charles M. Washington MBA RT(T) FASRT, Dennis T. Leaver MS RT(R)(T) FASRT

The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.
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Radiation Therapy Essentials: Board Preparation Tool


by: Anne Marie Vann
Radiation Therapy Essentials is intended as a refresher for those preparing for board certification or recertification in the field of radiation oncology. Outline format brings key points to the forefront. Examples and diagrams are provided for easy recognition and clarification of the topic. Over 200 practice questions and answers are included.
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Radiation Therapy: What to Expect


This educational video, highlights the important steps in the radiation treatment process. It shows how the treatment is planned and delivered and describes the ...
 

What to Expect: Radiation Therapy 101


What to Expect: Radiation Therapy A Patient Education Video Series: 7 of 7 Radiation Therapy 101 Common questions: How does radiation work? How does it ...
 

Lung Cancer – Radiation Therapy Treatment


Learn what to expect during radiation treatment for lung cancer with this patient education video featuring Lowell General Hospital. Video courtesy of American ...
 

What is radiation therapy and how is it used to treat cancer?


Radiation therapy is used to shrink cancerous tumors by using high energy rays to damage cancer cells. Winship Cancer Institutes's Doctors Peter Rossi and ...
 

Radiation therapy for prostate cancer: What to expect


http://www.sunnybrook.ca // Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men in North America. Learn about radiation therapy and what to ...