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Radiation Therapy Physics

ISBN-10: 0471394939
ISBN-13: 9780471394938
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $219.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/13/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

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.

William Richard Hendee was born in Owosso, Mich. on January 1, 1938. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., Hendee enrolled at the University of Texas and earned his Ph.D. in 1962. Along with a successful career as a medical physics educator and university official, Hendee has written and edited a number of books, drawing on his extensive background in the medical field. Some of the books Hendee has contributed to include Health Effects of Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation, The Health of Adolescents, Radiation Therapy Physics, and Electronic Imaging in Medicine.

Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Atomic Structure and Radioactive Decay
Objectives
Composition of Matter
Radioactive Decay
Types of Radioactive Decay
Radioactive Equilibrium
Natural Radioactivity and Decay Series
Artificial Production of Radionuclides
Summary
Problems
References
Production of X Rays
Objectives
Introduction
Scattering of Electrons by Electrons
Scattering of Electrons by Nuclei
History of X Rays
Conventional X-Ray Tubes
X-Ray Spectra
Summary
Problems
References
Interactions of X Rays and Gamma Rays
Objectives
Introduction
Attenuation of X Rays and Gamma Rays
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Interactions
Summary
Problems
References
Radiation Units
Objectives
Low-Energy X-Ray Units
Isotope Teletherapy Units
Linear Accelerators
Other Medical Accelerators
Simulators
Summary
Problems
References
Measurement of Ionizing Radiation
Objectives
Introduction
Radiation Intensity
Radiation Exposure
Measurement of Radiation Exposure
Radiation Dose
Measurement of Radiation Dose
Absorbed Dose Measurements with an Ionization Chamber
Dose Equivalent
Radiation Quality
Summary
Problems
References
Calibration of Megavoltage Beams of X Rays and Electrons
Objectives
Calibration Standards and Laboratories
Calibration of Low-Energy X-Ray Beams
Calibration of Megavoltage Beams--The AAPM Protocol
The Iaea Calibration Protocol
Summary
Problems
References
Dosimetry of Radiation Fields
Objectives
Percent Depth Dose
Tables of Percent Depth Dose
Tissue/Air Ratio
Dose Computations for Rotational Therapy
Backscatter
Scatter/Air Ratio
Tissue/Phantom Ratio
Isodose Curves
Summary
Problems
References
Treatment Planning by Manual Methods
Objectives
Point Dose Calculations
Treatment at Standard SSD
Treatment Under Isocentric Conditions
Isodose Distributions for Multiple Fields
Dose Calculations for Irregular Fields
Oblique Incidence and Irregular Beam Surface
Corrections for Oblique Incidence and Surface Irregularity
Effects of Tissue Inhomogeneities
Correction for the Presence of Inhomogeneities
Separation of Adjacent Fields
Integral Dose
Dose Specification for External Beam Therapy
Summary
Problems
References
Diagnostic Imaging and Applications to Radiation Therapy
Objectives
Introduction
Radiography
Fluoroscopy
Treatment Simulators
Computed Tomography
Ultrasonography
Nuclear Medicine
Emission Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Summary
Problems
References
Computer Systems
Objectives
History of Computers
Terminology and Data Representation
Conversion from One System to Another
Bits, Bytes, and Words
Representation of Data
Computer Architecture
Computer Software
Programming Languages
Networking
Computer Requirements for Treatment Planning
Summary
Problems
References
Computer-Based Treatment Planning
Objectives
Introduction
Beam Data Entry
Patient Data Entry
Virtual Simulation Techniques
Immobilization and Localization
Photon Beam Computational Algorithms
The Analytical Method
Matrix Techniques
Semiempirical Methods
Electron Beam Computational Algorithms
Selection of Ideal Treatment Plan
Biological Modeling
Forward Planning
Inverse Planning
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Dynamic Delivery Techniques
Tomotherapy
Treatment Planning Challenges
Summary
Problems
References
Sources for Implant Therapy
Objectives
Radium Sources
Specification of Brachytherapy Sources
Radium Substitutes
Ophthalmic Irradiators
Implantable Neutron Sources
Radiation Safety of Brachytherapy Sources
Summary
Problems
References
Brachytherapy Treatment Planning
Objectives
Radiation Dose from Brachytherapy Sources
Sievert Integral
Isodose Distributions from Individual Sealed Sources
Design of Implants
Distribution Rules for Interstitial Implants
Air-Kerma Strength Calculation
Dose over Treatment Duration
Plaques
Remote Afterloading
Radiographic Localization of Implants
Three-Dimensional Image-Based Implants
Therapy with Radiopharmaceuticals
Intravascular Brachytherapy
Summary
Problems
References
Radiation Protection
Objectives
Introduction
Effects of Radiation Exposure
History of Radiation Protection Standards
Current Limits on Radiation Exposure
Protective Barriers for Radiation Sources
Protection for Sealed Radioactive Sources
Radiation Surveys
Personnel Monitoring
Summary
Problems
References
Quality Assurance
Objectives
Introduction
Components of a Quality Assurance Program
Personnel
Recommended Quality Assurance Procedures
Physics Instrumentation
Megavoltage Treatment Equipment
Quality Assurance Procedures for Radiation Therapy Simulators
Ct Simulator Quality Assurance
Image Quality Assurance
Treatment Planning Computer
Quality Assurance for Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (Imrt)
Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Radiotherapy
Brachytherapy Quality Assurance Procedures
Summary
Problems
References
Advances in Radiation Therapy
Objectives
Introduction
History
Altered Fractionation
Biological Modeling and Plan Evaluation
Molecular Imaging
Proton Therapy
Neutron Brachytherapy
Neutron Capture Therapy
Neutron Beam Therapy
Heavy Ion and Pion Therapy
Conclusions
References
Answers to Selected Problems
Index

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