Linear Accelerators For Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

Linear Accelerators For Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

by David Greene, P.C Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0750304766

ISBN-13: 9780750304764

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other intensity

Overview

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other intensity modulated beams, on electron scattering systems, and on dosimetry. With high-quality illustrations and practical examples throughout, it contains a detailed description of electron beam optics and linear accelerator components. The final chapter explains how to use other equipment, such as scanners and simulators, in conjunction with linear accelerators for optimum treatment of cancers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780750304764
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
719,016
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

General description of a linear accelerator and its component systems. Basic processes in electron acceleration - the accelerating waveguide. The microwave system and its high voltage supplies. The vacuum, cooling and ancillary systems. The electron beam (its production and transport). The treatment head. The dose monitoring and control system. Beam direction and beam shaping devices. Mechanical systems. Control and interlock systems. Treatment verification. Specification, performance and calibration. Radiation protection and room design. Accelerator operation. Simulators and tomographic scanners. Contemporary developments.

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