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BenigNews is the official information letter of the German Working Group “Radiotherapy for Benign Diseases“ and all cooperating international groups. BenigNews intends to improve the information and communication about all fields of radiotherapy for non-malignant or benign diseases including basic research in biology, physics and technical applications and clinical research. The official language of the letter is English. Help will be provided for translation of articles written in other than English language.



Prof. Dr. M. Heinrich Seegenschmiedt
Klinik für Radioonkologie, Strahlentherapie und Nuklearmedizin
Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus, Alfried-Krupp-Straße 21, 45117 Essen, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 201 434 2560, Fax: +49 (0) 201 434 2371


Prof. Dr. Hans-Bruno Makoski
Städtische Kliniken Duisburg
Zu den Rehwiesen 9, 47055 Duisburg, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 203 733 2800, Fax: +49 (0) 203 733 2802


Managing Editor and Publishing Office:

Dr. Oliver Micke (responsible)
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Klinik und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie – Radioonkologie
Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33, 48129 Münster, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 251 834 7839, Fax +49 (0) 251 834 7355


English Proof Reading:

Dr. Clare C. Vernon
Imperial College of Science, Medicine & Technology
Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8383 3170, Fax ++44 (0) 20 8383 1789



Dr. P. Schüller
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Klinik und Poliklinik für Strahlentherapie – Radioonkologie
Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33, 48129 Münster, Germany

Tel: +49 (0) 251 834 7831, Fax +49 (0) 251 834 7355
E-mail: or



48161 Münster

Appearance: Three issues per year, 3 issues are one Volume


Copyright: All parts of this journal are protected by copyright, which covers the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article, all translation rights as well as the rights to publish the article in any electronic form. The authors agree to automatic transfer of their copyrights to the publisher. No material published in this journal may be reproduced photographically or stored on any other medium without obtaining the permission of the publisher. The use of general descriptive names, trade names, trademarks etc. in this journal, even if not specifically identified, does not imply that these names are not protected by the relevant laws and regulations. Neither the authors, the editors nor the publisher can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made. The publisher makes no warranty, express or implied, with respect to the material contained herein. The editors and the publisher make no warranty for any medicament use or dosage given in this journal. All articles marked by name do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors or the publisher.



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(C) Copyright 2000 Diplodocus-Verlag, Münster


ISSN 1615-3189 (Print edition)
ISSN 1617-5115 (Internet edition)

Printed in Germany
Print: Druckerei Fa. Burlage, Münster
Number of Prints: 600

Electronic edition: