Physics of Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

Physics of Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

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by Faiz M. Khan, Khan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0683045024

ISBN-13: 9780683045024

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Khan (therapeutic radiology, emeritus, U. of Minnesota Medical School) covers basic physics, classical radiation therapy, and modern radiation therapy. For this edition all sections have been extensively updated, and new material has been added on topics such as 3-D conformal radiation therapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiation therapy, high dose rate brachytherapy, seed…  See more details below

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Khan (therapeutic radiology, emeritus, U. of Minnesota Medical School) covers basic physics, classical radiation therapy, and modern radiation therapy. For this edition all sections have been extensively updated, and new material has been added on topics such as 3-D conformal radiation therapy, IMRT, stereotactic radiation therapy, high dose rate brachytherapy, seed implants, and intravascular brachytherapy. A section of color plates is included. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780683045024
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
542
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 10.20(h) x 1.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface
Pt. IBasic Physics
1Structure of Matter3
2Nuclear Transformations12
3Production of X-rays28
4Clinical Radiation Generators38
5Interactions of Ionizing Radiation59
6Measurement of Ionizing Radiation78
7Quality of X-ray Beams97
8Measurement of Absorbed Dose106
Pt. IIClassical Radiation Therapy
9Dose Distribution and Scatter Analysis159
10A System of Dosimetric Calculations178
11Treatment Planning I: Isodose Distributions199
12Treatment Planning II: Patient Data, Corrections, and Set-up228
13Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping, Skin Dose, and Field Separation272
14Electron Beam Therapy297
15Brachytherapy357
16Radiation Protection401
17Quality Assurance424
18Total Body Irradiation455
Pt. IIIModern Radiation Therapy
19Three-dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy467
20Intensity-modulated Radiation Therapy481
21Stereotactic Radiosurgery507
22High Dose Rate Brachytherapy521
23Prostate Implants539
24Intravascular Brachytherapy548
Appendix
Subject Index

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Physics of Radiation Therapy 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Of all the science textbooks that I've used in college, this book written by Khan had to be one of the worst. His explanations on major theories and concepts are pooor. He never fully described the functions of major parts of equipments found in the text. In addition, he failed to include review questions at the end of every chapter. Everyone knows that questions at the end of chapters are very useful for studying for exam. Overall, the content of the book is poor and isn't worth the cost.