The Physics of Radiation Therapy / Edition 3

The Physics of Radiation Therapy / Edition 3

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by Faiz M. Khan
     
 

This leading reference source devoted to radiation therapy physics is now in its Third Edition. Pertinent to the entire radiation oncology team, it is clinically oriented and presents practical aspects as well as underlying theory to clarify basic concepts. Contains an expanded focus with seven new chapters on special procedures. Remaining chapters have been

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This leading reference source devoted to radiation therapy physics is now in its Third Edition. Pertinent to the entire radiation oncology team, it is clinically oriented and presents practical aspects as well as underlying theory to clarify basic concepts. Contains an expanded focus with seven new chapters on special procedures. Remaining chapters have been revised to detail any new developments in the field over the past eight years. Illustrations are overhauled to reflect current practice and to detail the new procedures added. Provides a solid foundation for residents and a strong review for practitioners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781730655
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
04/28/2003
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
511
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 11.12(h) x 1.37(d)

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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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