Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. General Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Klaus-Rüdiger Trott, Friedrich-Hugo Kamprad, Guido Hildebrandt
      Pages 3-27
    3. Klaus-Rüdiger Trott, Friedrich-Hugo Kamprad
      Pages 29-43
    4. Johann J. Broerse, J. T. M. Jansen, J. Zoetelief
      Pages 45-58
    5. Ulrich Wolf, Tilo Wiezorek
      Pages 59-87
    6. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Ulrich Schäfer
      Pages 89-119
    7. Jan Willem Hendrik Leer, Paul van Houtte, Jaap Davelaar
      Pages 121-132
    8. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Oliver Micke, the German Cooperative Group on Benign Diseases (GCG-BD)
      Pages 133-143
  3. Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Renato G. Panizzon, Rene O. Mirimanoff, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 147-159
    3. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 161-191
    4. Luca Incrocci
      Pages 193-207
    5. Benjamin Guíx, Augusto Andrés, Pere Salort, José Ignacio Tello, IvÁn Henríquez, José Antonio Lejärcegui et al.
      Pages 209-224
    6. Oliver Micke, Hans T. Eich, Frank Bruns, Jürgen Heide, Georg Gosheger, Michael H. Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 225-234
  4. Bone and Joint Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Oliver Micke, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 237-259
    3. Boris Adamietz
      Pages 261-279
    4. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Felicitas Guntrum, Hartmut Krahl
      Pages 281-294
    5. Oliver Micke, Antje Ernst-Stecken, Ralph Mücke, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 295-315
    6. Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Oliver Micke, Reinhard Heyd
      Pages 333-355
    7. Oliver Koelbl, Winfried E. Alberti, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 357-371
    8. Marie-Luise Sautter-Bihl, Peter Lukas, Erhard Liebermeister, Doris Maier, Andras Nanassy
      Pages 373-381
    9. Ralf Oppenkowski, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 383-395
    10. Thomas Olschewski, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Oliver Micke
      Pages 397-423
    11. Reinhard Heyd, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 425-440
    12. Reinhard Heyd, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 441-455
  5. Vascular Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 457-458
    2. Patrick Schueller, Stefan Hesselmann, Oliver Micke
      Pages 459-466
  6. Eye Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 467-467
    2. Susanne Staar, Hans T. Eich, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 469-486
    3. Markus Notter, Kathryn M. Greven
      Pages 487-500
    4. Richard H. Greiner, Bojan Pajic, Joachim Kutzner
      Pages 501-512
    5. Murali Murty, Jorge E. Freire, Carol L. Shields, Jerry A. Shields, Arman Mashayekhi, Luther W. Brady
      Pages 513-520
  7. Local and Systemic Inflammatory Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 521-521
    2. Dietmar Fröhlich, Dieter Baaske, Michael Glatzel
      Pages 523-536
    3. Burkard Neu, Wulf Haase
      Pages 537-546
    4. Georg M. Kacl, Gerold Stucki
      Pages 547-561
  8. Head and Neck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 563-563
    2. Ralf Oppenkowski, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 563-579
  9. CNS and Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 581-581
    2. Markus W. Gross, Rita Engenhart-Cabillic
      Pages 583-607
    3. Stefanie Milker-Zabel, Jürgen Debus
      Pages 609-628
    4. Anca-Ligia Grosu, Elmar Oestreicher, Claudius Fauser, Christianto Lumenta, Wolfgang J. Arnold, Michael Molls
      Pages 629-652
    5. Dietmar Zierhut
      Pages 653-663
    6. Mared Attassi, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt, Manfred Körner
      Pages 665-677
    7. Oliver Micke, Axel Koehler, Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
      Pages 701-723
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 725-747

About this book


This volume discusses the general background, radiobiology, radiophysics and clinical applications of radiation therapy in the treatment of non-malignant diseases. Within 39 chapters, it documents the rationale and indications for the use of state-of-the-art radiotherapy for various non-malignant disorders of the CNS, head and neck, eye, skin and soft tissues, bone and joints, and the vascular system. In so doing, it draws attention to and elucidates the scope for application of radiotherapy beyond the treatment of malignancies. Both the risks and the benefits of such treatment are fully considered, the former ranging from minor clinical problems to life-threatening diseases. With the assistance of many tables and colored figures, the extensive data from clinical studies are presented in a well-structured and informative way. Each chapter concludes with a list of key points, allowing the reader to quickly comprehend the main facts. Since this approach offers an interdisciplinary perspective, this book will be of interest not only to radiotherapists but also to many other practitioners and medical specialists, for example orthopedists, surgeons, and ophthalmologists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
    • 1
  • Hans-Bruno Makoski
    • 2
  • Klaus-Rüdiger Trott
    • 3
  • Luther W. Brady
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Radiation Oncology and Therapeutic RadiologyAlfried-Krupp-HospitalEssenGermany
  2. 2.Strahlenklinik Klinikum DuisburgDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Department of Radiation BiologySt. Bartolomew’s Medical CollegeLondonUK
  4. 4.Hylda Cohn/American Cancer SocietyUSA
  5. 5.College of MedicineDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-62550-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68943-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0942-5373
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