Radiation Therapy Physics

Radiation Therapy Physics

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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.... limitations of slower algorithms, and is making highly computer-intensive processes like Monte Carlo a reality in treatment planning. ... Internal fiducials are also commonly used, either (a) implanted in the skull for stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy or (b) implanted in the target itself (e.g., prostate). ... Measurements are made along FIGURE 11-14 Diagram depicting differential scatter-air ratios.

Title:Radiation Therapy Physics
Author:William R. Hendee, Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Eric G. Hendee
Publisher:Wiley-Liss - 2005


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