1. Introduction: Why and When Radiotherapy with iBT? When SBRT?
2. Historical Development and Current Indications of Image-Guided Brachytherapy
3. Radiotherapeutic Fundamentals of Image-Guided HDR Brachytherapy
4. A Physicist’s View
5. Image-Guided Brachytherapy: Interventional Setting, Technique, and Peri-interventional Patient Management
6. Image-Guided Brachytherapy: Follow-Up. Imaging and Clinical Management
7. Image-Guided Brachytherapy in Oligometastasis: Criteria for Patient Selection from an Oncological Perspective
8. Brachytherapy of Primary Liver Lesions
9. Ablation of Liver Metastases by Brachytherapy
10. Liver Brachytherapy: Experience from Asia
11. Tolerability of Interstitial Brachytherapy of the Liver: RILD, Imaging, and Laboratory Monitoring
12. Lung Brachytherapy: Experience from Germany
13. CT-Guided Interstitial HDR Brachytherapy for Malignant Lung Lesions: Experience from University of California Los Angeles
14. Brachytherapy of Renal and Adrenal Tumors
15. Image-Guided HDR Brachytherapy of Abdominal Lymph Nodes, Pancreatic, and Peritoneal Neoplasms
16. Interventional Image-Guided HDR Brachytherapy as a Salvage Treatment: Exclusive or in Combination with Other Local Therapies
17. Adverse Events in iBT and Their Clinical Management
18. Radiological Interventions in the Age of Immunotherapy, Molecular Diagnostics, and Liquid Biopsy
This book provides a comprehensive insight into this special form of image-guided interventional therapy and its indications. It begins by introducing the fundamental principles of radiotherapy, the most up-to-date guidelines and the interdisciplinary aspects of the technique and then expands to more practical aspects such as therapy planning, indications and the use of the technique for certain tumor types, including liver metastases, rare tumors, cerebral malignancies and prostate tumors.
Written and edited by pioneers in this technique, the chapter’s outline results and numerous illustrated case studies from the daily routine of daily clinical practice providing an insightful guidance to this relatively new but growing method.
This is an indispensable guide for oncologists, radiation therapists and radiologists, but also general practitioners and all other specialties, which have an oncological focus.
• World’s first standard book on interstitial brachytherapy
• Written by highly experienced authors in the field who developed this method
• Presents results of scientific studies combined with numerous illustrated case studies from the daily clinical practice