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Radiation Therapy Physics - 3rd edition

Radiation Therapy Physics (ISBN10: 0471394939; ISBN13: 9780471394938)
ISBN13: 978-0471394938
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 Thi
rd 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.
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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.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 3RD 05
Cover: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 09/13/2004
International: No

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