The most comprehensive textbook on stereotactic radiosurgery, edited by William F. Regine, M.D., chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center (UMGCC), and Lawrence Chin, M.D., formerly of UMGCC and now of Boston Medical Center, has just been published by Springer-Verlag Publishing.
Principles & Practices of Stereotactic Radiosurgery is the first international compendium on the subject and covers all the major stereotactic radiosurgery techniques, including Gamma Knife.
"We felt that a full description of this field required a comprehensive and global approach to the subject," says Dr. Regine. The textbook not only discusses the main diseases that comprise the typical intracranial radiosurgery practice, such as brain metastases and AVMs, but also covers the fast-growing field of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT), as well as more unusual indications such as epilepsy and psychiatric disease.
Notes Dr. Regine: "Our mantra for this book was to be comprehensive and balanced, but we recognize that there will always be disagreements on many of the topics discussed. We hope that this book will be informative but also stimulate a healthy and constructive dialog among its readers. We must continually examine our results in this critical manner to provide the best care for our patients, who ultimately provided the inspiration for this book."
Principles and Practice of Stereotactic Radiosurgery
Chin, Lawrence; Regine, William (Eds.)
2008, XXII, 722 p. 492 illus., 106 in color., Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-387-71069-3