Imaging is a critical component in the delivery of radiotherapy to patients with malignancy, and this book teaches the principles and practice of imaging specific to radiotherapy. Introductory chapters outline the basic principles of the available imaging modalities including x-rays, ultrasound, CT, MR, nuclear medicine, and PET. Site specific chapters then cover the main tumour sites, reviewing optimal imaging techniques for diagnosis, staging, radiotherapy planning, and follow-up for each site. Chapters are co-authored by oncologists and radiologists specialising in a specific area to provide an authoritative view on the role of imaging in the patient's journey and examples of relevant images are provided throughout. The important areas of radiation protection, exposure justification, and risks, are also comprehensively covered, exploring issues such as balancing radiation exposure with long-term risks of radiation effects such as second cancer induction.
1: Peter Hoskin: Introduction 2: Jonathan Liaw, Jane Taylor, Anthony Chambers, Bal Sanghera & Vicky Goh: Principles of imaging 3: Steve Allen: Breast 4: Noelle O'Rourke and Michael Sproule: Lung and thorax 5: Peter Hoskin and Charlotte Fowler: Lymphoma 6: Ian Geh, Ben Miller, R. Jane Chambers, Brinder Mahon, Beatrice Seddon & Shuvro Roy-Choudhury: Upper GI tumours 7: Vicky Goh & Rob Glynne-Jones: Lower gastrointestinal tract 8: Oliver Wignall, Vincent Khoo & S. Aslam Sohaib: Urological cancers 9: Guy Burkill & Kate Lankester: Gynaecological cancers 10: Wai Lup Wong, Julian Kabala & Michele Saunders: Head and neck cancers 11: Sara C Erridge, Rod Gibson & David Summers: Central nervous system 12: Frank Saran: Connective tissues (soft tissue sarcoma) 13: Yong Du & Jamshed Bomanji: Endocrine tumours 14: S James & David Spooner: Skeletal tumours 15: Paul Humphries, Francesca Peters & Mark Gaze: Paediatrics 16: Charlotte Whittaker & Vicky Goh: Imaging for common complications 17: Jane Shekdhar & Edwin Aird: Radiation protection issues when imaging patients for radiotherapy Appendices
Peter Hoskin qualified at the Royal Free Hospital and, after junior posts in general medicine in London, trained in clinical oncology at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He currently has a busy clinical practice focusing on urological and gynaecological malignancies and lymphomas. He also directs a research programme through UCL developing and evaluating functional imaging in oncological practice. Professor Hoskin is series editor of the OUP series, Radiotherapy in Practice. Vicky Goh qualified in medicine at Cambridge and, after junior posts in general medicine, went on to train in radiology in London, and completed a fellowship in cross-sectional imaging in Toronto, Canada. She has a busy clinical practice with a special interest in imaging gastrointestinal and thoracic malignancies. Her area of research is on developing and evaluating functional imaging techniques.