Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy / Edition 3

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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.

• Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy
includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts.
End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review.
Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information.
Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference.

• UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles
provide the essential information needed for clinical success.
UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging.
NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements.
Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements.
UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323053624
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 2/2/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 1008
  • Sales rank: 597,737
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Cancer: An Overview 3
2 The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management 23
3 Principles of Pathology 39
4 Overview of Radiobiology 55
5 Detection and Diagnosis 85
6 Radiographic Imaging 99
7 Treatment Delivery Equipment 131
8 Treatment Procedures 171
9 Education 195
10 Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities 213
11 Assessment 243
12 Pharmacology and Drug Administration 265
13 Applied Mathematics Review 287
14 Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics 299
15 Aspects of Brachytherapy 319
16 Radiation Safety and Protection 337
17 Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology 355
18 Surface and Sectional Anatomy 367
19 Simulator Design 409
20 Simulation Procedures 433
21 Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations 471
22 Dose Distributions 505
23 Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy 529
24 Electronic Charting and Image Management 543
25 Bone, Cartilage, and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 561
26 Lymphoreticular System 591
27 Leukemia 613
28 Endocrine System 629
29 Respiratory System 653
30 Head and Neck Cancers 683
31 Central Nervous System 723
32 Digestive System 743
33 Gynecological Tumors 779
34 Male Reproductive and Genitourinary 799
35 Breast Cancer 843
36 Pediatric Solid Tumors 875
37 Skin and Melanoma 893
App. A: Glossary 919
App. B: Answers to Review Questions 937
Index 943
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