Physics for Clinical Oncology

Paperback | February 5, 2012

EditorAmen Sibtain, Andrew Morgan, Niall MacDougall

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Trainees in oncology learn about ionising radiation, but to understand it fully they must also understand the physics relevant to its use in therapy. This is the first book written specifically for the oncology and radiation team. It begins with basic concepts and then explores the principlesand practice of physics as it relates to radiotherapy, including discussion of specific types of therapy. ABOUT THE SERIES: Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in this series takes the reader through the basic principlesof the use of ionising radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.

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Trainees in oncology learn about ionising radiation, but to understand it fully they must also understand the physics relevant to its use in therapy. This is the first book written specifically for the oncology and radiation team. It begins with basic concepts and then explores the principlesand practice of physics as it relates to rad...

Edited by Amen Sibtain a Consultant Clinical Oncologist in the Department of Radiotherapy/Oncology at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK; Andrew Morgan the Head of Radiotherapy Physics at the The Beacon Centre, Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, Somerset, UK, and Niall MacDougall of the Radiotherapy Physics Department at St Barthol...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pagesPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199573352

ISBN - 13:9780199573356

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Table of Contents

1. Amen Sibtain, Andrew Morgan and Niall MacDougall: Introduction2. Amen Sibtain: Basic physics essential to the radiation oncologist3. Amen Sibtain: The life cycle of a photon4. Andrew Morgan: Electrons, protons, neutrons5. Niall MacDougall and Andrew Morgan: Putting the IT in RT6. Vincent Khoo and Nick Van As: Principles of Imaging for Radiotherapy7. Tony Greener and John Byrne: Radiation Dosimetry8. Ranald Mackay and Alan Hounsell: X-ray Beam Physics9. George Pitchford and Prof Andy Nisbet: Electron Beam Physics10. Niall MacDougall, Colin Nalder and Andrew Morgan: Radiotherapy treatment planning11. Peter Bownes, Carolyn Richardson and Chris Lee: Brachytherapy12. Steve Colligan and John Mills: Beam Therapy Equipment13. Carolyn Richardson and Geraldine Workman: Radioactive sources14. Sarah Chittenden, Glenn Flux and Brenda Pratt: Unsealed sources for therapy15. Chris Taylor, Michael Waller and Peter Bownes: Radiation Protection16. Tom Jordan and Edwin Aird: Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy