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This text examines the theory, practice and application of radiation therapy physics. It includes material on atomic structure and production of x-rays, advanced principles, computerized planning, computer systems, treatment planning, quality assurance and radiation protection. The approach is largely non-mathematical, and each chapter integrates "example problems" which illustrate physical principles and applications described in the text. Other topics covered include: physics of current linear accelerators; measurement techniques for ionizing radiation; protocols for calibration of electron and photon beams; imaging techniques and their interface with treatment planning; current brachytherapy techniques; and new approaches to radiation therapy, including charged particle and neutron beams, altered fractionation schemes and conformal therapy.
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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.
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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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Book Description Mosby-Year Book, 1996. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110801680999