Radiotherapy Physics: In Practice by Jerry WilliamsRadiotherapy Physics: In Practice by Jerry Williams

Radiotherapy Physics: In Practice

EditorJerry Williams, David Thwaites

Paperback | April 6, 2000

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Radiotherapy has been one of the principal modalities for the treatment of malignant disease for more than 50 years. From the outset, its advancement has depended on the work of physicists and engineers, in particular for the development of high-energy accelerators for X-ray and electronbeams, and in the production of radioactive sources. In addition, the clinical application of ionizing radiations for therapy is based on the foundation of dosimetric concepts and instrumentation. Medical physics plays a pivotal role in many areas, including treatment equipment, dosimetry,treatment planning, and radiation protection. Radiotherapy physics, second edition is a comprehensive, practical introduction to radiotherapy physics. It provides detailed descriptions of current techniques, written by experienced practitioners who review current methods and give specific guidance in their own areas of expertise. This newedition reflects the significant changes that have occurred in radiotherapy equipment and techniques - the routine use of MLCs, the delivery of IMRT, advances in imaging technology for planning (eg MRI, CT-simulator) and for treatment verification (EPIDs). There have also been significant changes indosimetry, which have resulted in new dosimetry protocols. Trainee and qualified medical physicists, radiographers, radiation oncologists, and other personnel involved in radiotherapy will find this book to be an excellent guide to this important specialty.

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David Thwaites is at Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.
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Title:Radiotherapy Physics: In PracticeFormat:PaperbackPublished:April 6, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019262878X

ISBN - 13:9780192628787

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The Development of RadiotherapyPlanning and Acceptance Testing of Megavoltage Therapy InstallationsAbsolute Dose Determination for High Energy Photon and Electron BeamsRelative DosimetryQuality Control of Megavoltage Therapy UnitsKilovoltage X-RaysSimulation and Imaging for Radiation Therapy PlanningTreatment Planning for External Beam Therapy: Principles and Basic TechniquesTreatment Planning for External Beam Therapy: Advanced TechniquesElectron Beam Treatment Planning TechniquesTreatment Verification and in vivo DosimetryBrachytherapyUnsealed Source TherapyQuality Assurance in Radiotherapy Physics