Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy / Edition 2

by Charles M. Washington, Dennis T. Leaver, Leaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0323017487

ISBN-13: 9780323017480

Pub. Date: 08/19/2003

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

Authored by radiation therapists for radiation therapy students and therapists, this second edition covers every aspect of the field--from ethics and legal considerations and principles of pathology to radiation therapy physics, dosimetry concepts, and practical applications. Other topics include radiographic imaging; treatment delivery equipment; treatment procedures

Overview

Authored by radiation therapists for radiation therapy students and therapists, this second edition covers every aspect of the field--from ethics and legal considerations and principles of pathology to radiation therapy physics, dosimetry concepts, and practical applications. Other topics include radiographic imaging; treatment delivery equipment; treatment procedures; infection control in radiation oncology facilities; pharmacology and drug administration; applied mathematics review; aspects of brachytherapy; radiation safety and protection; quality improvement; surface and sectional anatomy; simulator design and procedures; dose distributions; and electron charting and image management. Chapters 25 through 37 cover various types of cancer by body system. Each chapter includes an outline, key terms, review questions, and references. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780323017480
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
08/19/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
992
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 11.04(h) x 1.92(d)

Table of Contents

Unit IIntroduction
1Cancer: An Overview3
2The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management23
3Principles of Pathology39
4Overview of Radiobiology55
5Detection and Diagnosis85
6Radiographic Imaging99
7Treatment Delivery Equipment131
8Treatment Procedures171
9Education195
10Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities213
11Assessment243
12Pharmacology and Drug Administration265
Unit IIPhysics, Simulation, and Treatment Planning
13Applied Mathematics Review287
14Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics299
15Aspects of Brachytherapy319
16Radiation Safety and Protection337
17Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology355
18Surface and Sectional Anatomy367
19Simulator Design409
20Simulation Procedures433
21Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations471
22Dose Distributions505
23Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy529
24Electronic Charting and Image Management543
Unit IIIPractical Applications
25Bone, Cartilage, and Soft Tissue Sarcomas561
26Lymphoreticular System591
27Leukemia613
28Endocrine System629
29Respiratory System653
30Head and Neck Cancers683
31Central Nervous System723
32Digestive System743
33Gynecological Tumors779
34Male Reproductive and Genitourinary799
35Breast Cancer843
36Pediatric Solid Tumors875
37Skin and Melanoma893
Appendices
AGlossary919
BAnswers to Review Questions937
Index943

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