Radiation Therapy Physics

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The Third Edition of Radiation Therapy Physics addresses in concise fashion the fundamental diagnostic radiologic physics principles as well as their clinical implications. Along with coverage of the concepts and applications for the radiation treatment of cancer patients, the authors have included reviews of the most up-to-date instrumentation and critical historical links. The text includes coverage of imaging in therapy planning and surveillance, calibration protocols, and precision radiation therapy, as well as discussion of relevant regulation and compliance activities. It contains an updated and expanded section on computer applications in radiation therapy and electron beam therapy, and features enhanced user-friendliness and visual appeal with a new, easy-to-follow format, including sidebars and a larger trim size. With its user-friendly presentation and broad, comprehensive coverage of radiotherapy physics, this Third Edition doubles as a medical text and handy professional reference.

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The techniques of state-of-the-art radiation therapy have evolved greatly in recent years. Treatment procedures such as conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, high dose-rate and brachytherapy, and image-guided radiation therapy have become standards in radiation therapy clinics around the world. Teaching models for radiation therapy have advanced accordingly, as have the protocols for calibrating and applying radiation beams in treatment.

This Third Edition of Radiation Therapy Physics provides the latest information on the technological and conceptual developments currently transforming the field. A concise guide to fundamental principles and clinical applications, the text includes reviews of the most up-to-date instrumentation as well as critical historical links.

Radiation Therapy Physics, Third Edition offers:

  • New coverage of imaging modalities in therapy planning and verification, calibration protocols, and precision radiation therapy, as well as relevant regulation and compliance issues
  • An expanded section on computer applications in radiation therapy and electron beam therapy
  • A new, easy-to-follow format
  • Numerous illustrative diagrams, photographs, tables, and graphs
  • Problems, answers, and summaries for each chapter
  • New images obtained from high-energy x-ray beams delivered by linear accelerators
  • Clear and concise writing style throughout

With its user-friendly presentation and broad, comprehensive coverage of radiotherapy physics, Radiation Therapy Physics, Third Edition is both an accessible medical text and a handy professional reference.

About the Author:

Dr. William Hendee is Professor and Dean of Research in the Department of Radiology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Geoffrey Ibbott is Associate Professor and Chief in the Outreach Physics Section of the Department of Radiation Physics at UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Eric Hendee works in the Radiation Oncology Department at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

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