A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant disease.Walter &Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapyhas become the core text for therapeutic radiography students and an important introductory text for trainee radiologists and clinical physicists.The bookis divided intotwo parts: the first covers underlying principles of physics, and the second is a systematic review by tumour site concentrating on the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant disease and setting its usein contextwith chemotherapy and surgery.
The 7th edition continues the tradition of bringing the physics and clinical application of radiation for therapy together at entry level and iscompletely revised to take into account the huge technological advances in radiotherapy treatment since publication of the previous edition.
*Imaging is now an essential part of radiotherapy, relevant for both the treatment and preparation of a patient's treatment. Radionuclide imaging and X-ray imaging have been expanded to MRI and PET, along with some use of ultrasound.
*Treatment planning dose prediction - the basis and application of modern computational calculations are explained for modern treatment delivery systems. The role of the algorithm for dose prediction is central to ensure speedy and accurate calculations for treatment.
The book is supported by Evolve electronic resources: sample plans, additional diagnostic images and clinical photographs.
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 12.00(h) x 4.40(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Atoms, nuclei and radioactivity
2. Radiation interactions with matter
3. Radiation measurement and detection
4. Radiation protection
5. Imaging with X-ray, MRI and ultrasound
6. Imaging with radionuclides
7. Therapy with unsealed radionuclides
8. Radiotherapy beam production
9. Radiation treatment planning: immobilisation, localisation and verification techniques
10. Principles and practice of radiation treatment planning
12. Networking, data and image handling and computing in radiotherapy
13. Quality control in radiotherapy
14. Quality management in radiotherapy
15. Epidemiology of cancer, screening, etc
16. Biological and pathological introduction
17. Molecular, cellular and tissue effects of radiotherapy
18. Principles and management of patients with cancer
19. Chemotherapy and hormones
20. Skin and lip cancer
21. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
22. Head and neck cancer - general principles
23. Thyroid cancer
24. Gastro-intestinal cancer
25. Tumours of the thorax
26. Breast cancer
27. Gynaecological cancer
28. Kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, urethra, penis
29. Lymphoma and disease of bone marrow
30. Tumours of the central nervous system
31. Eye and orbit
33. Paediatric oncology
34. Care of patients during radiotherapy
35. Medical complicationsof malignant disease