Physics of Radiation Therapy

ISBN-10: 0781788560

ISBN-13: 9780781788564

Edition: 4th 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Faiz M. Khan

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Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team--radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists--with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.
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Book details

List price: $231.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 5/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 592
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.872
Language: English

Basic Physics
Structure of Matter
Nuclear Transformations
Production of X-rays
Clinical Radiation Generators
Interactions of Ionizing Radiation
Measurement of Ionizing Radiation
Quality of X-ray Beams
Measurement of Absorbed Dose
Classical Radiation Therapy
Dose Distribution and Scatter Analysis
A System of Dosimetric Calculations
Treatment Planning I: Isodose Distributions
tTreatment Planning II: Patient Data, Corrections, and Setup
Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping, Skin Dose, and Field Separation
Electron Beam Therapy
Brachytherapy
Radiation Protection
Quality Assurance
Total Body Irradiation
Modern Radiation Therapy
Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy
Prostate Implants
Intravascular Brachytherapy
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Proton Beam Therapy
Appendix
Index
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