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New York/Stuttgart - The current trend in modern cancer treatment is for more focused and more targeted therapy. The development of radiation intensity modulation along with the progress of computer science has made the use of radiosurgery possible outside the brain. Spine Radiosurgery, published by Thieme, is the first book solely devoted to this topic.

"Spine Radiosurgery was conceived as a major resource to consolidate information on the techniques, clinical indications and outcomes, and complications of spine surgery. This book describes in detail up-to-date treatment that has not been covered by general stereotactic radiosurgery textbooks," states editor, Dr. Peter Gerszten, a pioneer in the field of spine radiosurgery.

In this authoritative text, there are more than 100 illustrations that effectively demonstrate key concepts. The book includes extensive information regarding process, dose selection as well as possible treatment and potential complications. Benefits as well as the limitations of current spine radiosurgery treatments are covered for benign and malignant spine disorders, tumors, and malformations.

Contributors include leading experts in the field, who provide insight on a variety of topics. According to Dr. Gerszten, this is the first time all aspects of spine radiosurgery have been brought together in a single book.

About the Editors

Peter Gerszten, MD, Department of Neurosurgery, Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Samuel Ryu, MD, Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan.

About Thieme

Thieme Publishing Group is a privately held scientific and medical publishing house employing more than 950 people and maintaining offices in seven cities, including New York, Delhi, Stuttgart and three other locations in Germany. Founded in 1886, the Thieme name has become synonymous with high quality and excellence in medical and scientific publishing. Today, Thieme is the market leading publisher of neurosurgical content and holds strong market positions in orthopedics, radiology, anatomy and chemistry, among other specialties. Thieme publishes 137 peer-reviewed journals and over 500 new books annually. The company also has a rapidly growing array of web-based products in medicine and science. Popular online products include Thieme eJournals and the Thieme Electronic Book Library, which are accessible via www.thieme-connect.com, Thieme's platform for electronic products. New anatomy resources include the www.thiemeteachingassistant.com for faculty, and www.winkingskull.com for students. Please visit www.thieme.com for additional information.

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