Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy: Practical Clinical Applications

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy: Practical Clinical Applications

by Seymour H. Levitt
     
 

This book is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation

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This book is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers.

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From the reviews of the fourth edition:

"This book provides a detailed outline of radiation therapy (RT) … . Although the text is extensive in its coverage of cancer types, each chapter is sufficiently succinct to be quite readable. … Although it is primarily aimed at radiation oncologists, the text will be of use to physicists and radiation therapists." (Martin A. Ebert, Australian Physics, Vol. 43 (4), 2006)

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{Reviewer} Nate Bittner, MD(University of Washington School Medical Center)

This excellent book is highly recommended for radiation oncology residents and practitioners. In particular, it focuses on many of the finer technical details of treatment which are often neglected in the standard radiation oncology reference books. Although the book is highly technical, it is concise and readable, making it an excellent reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540769118
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
02/07/2008
Series:
Medical Radiology / Radiation Oncology Series
Edition description:
4th rev. ed. 2006. 2nd printing
Pages:
862
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 10.60(h) x 1.60(d)

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