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Radiation Therapy Physics

Radiation Therapy Physics - 3rd edition

Radiation Therapy Physics - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 9780471394938

ISBN10: 0471394939

Radiation Therapy Physics by William R. Hendee, Geoffrey S. Ibbott and Eric G. Hendee - ISBN 9780471394938
Edition: 3RD 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Radiation Therapy Physics by William R. Hendee, Geoffrey S. Ibbott and Eric G. Hendee - ISBN 9780471394938

ISBN13: 9780471394938

ISBN10: 0471394939

Summary

The techniques of state-of-the-art radiation therapy have evolved greatly in recent years. Treatment procedures such as conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, high dose-rate and brachytherapy, and image-guided radiation therapy have become standards in radiation therapy clinics around the world. Teaching models for radiation therapy have advanced accordingly, as have the protocols for calibrating and applying radiation beams in treatment.
This Third Edition of Radiation Therapy Physics provides the latest information on the technological and conceptual developments currently transforming the field. A concise guide to fundamental principles and clinical applications, the text includes reviews of the most up-to-date instrumentation as well as critical historical links.

Radiation Therapy Physics, Third Edition offers:

  • New coverage of imaging modalities in therapy planning and verification, calibration protocols, and precision radiation therapy, as well as relevant regulation and compliance issues
  • An expanded section on computer applications in radiation therapy and electron beam therapy
  • A new, easy-to-follow format
  • Numerous illustrative diagrams, photographs, tables, and graphs
  • Problems, answers, and summaries for each chapter
  • New images obtained from high-energy x-ray beams delivered by linear accelerators
  • Clear and concise writing style throughout
  • With its user-friendly presentation and broad, comprehensive coverage of radiotherapy physics, Radiation Therapy Physics, Third Edition is both an accessible medical text and a handy professional reference.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Preface to the First Edition.
1. Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay.
2. Production of X Rays.
3. Interactions of X Rays and Gamma Rays.
4. Radiation Units.
5. Measurement of Ionizing Radiation.
6. Calibration of Megavoltage Beams of X Rays and Electrons.
7. Dosimetry of Radiation Fields.
8. Treatment Planning by Manual Methods.
9. Diagnostic Imaging and Applications to Radiation Therapy.
10. Computer Systems.
11. Computer Based Treatment Planning.
12. Sources for Implant Therapy.
13. Brachytherapy Treatment Planning.
14. Radiation Protection.
15. Quality Assurance.
16. Advances in Radiation Therapy.
Answers to Selected Problems.
Index.

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