Author: Amen Sibtain,Andrew Morgan,Niall MacDougall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573352

Category: Medical

Page: 263

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To be able to perform radiotherapy effectively, oncologists and radiographers need to understand the physics behind it. This book is the first on radiation physics written specifically for the needs of the practising oncology team.
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Author: Amen Sibtain,Andrew Morgan,Niall MacDougall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191628786

Category: Medical

Page: 280

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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 principles and 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 principles of 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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Author: Peter Hoskin,Catherine Coyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600902

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 5568

This book provides practical guidance on the use of brachytherapy. Each chapter gives the reader a solid background in the physics and dosimetry of the technique, followed by practical information on its use in common disease sites.
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Author: Peter J Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198568428

Category: Medical

Page: 189

View: 9547

Radioisotope therapy is an internal form of radiation used to treat cancer; it may be administered orally or intravenously and represents the nearest treatment option to the 'magic bullet', specifically targeting sites of disease whilst sparing surrounding normal tissues. Radioisotope therapy has an important role to play in modern medicine, particularly in the treatment of thyroid disease, neuroendocrine tumours, bone metastasis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is found in both the diagnostic setting and in therapy, but recently there has been a renaissance in the application of radioisotope unsealed sources in therapeutic indications. It is an active area of research, with the quest for new compounds that will be specific for therapeutic targets. This book is an essential, practical guide to the use of radioisotope therapy, and also includes the background and developmental biology which underpins its use. Individual tumours and diseases are explored, with specific focus given to radioisotope treatment options. The barriers to radioisotope therapy, such as ease of access, acquisition of radioisotopes, radiation protection regulations, and cost are also discussed. ABOUT THE SERIES Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease, with over 50% of patients receiving treatment at some time during the management of their 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 principles of different types of radiotherapy, and then develops these 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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Author: Peter Hoskin,Vicky Goh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923132X

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 974

Imaging is a critical component of the management of patients having radiotherapy. This book covers the basic principles of the main imaging modalities; site specific chapters give best practice for individual tumour sites, and it also contains information on radioprotection and regulatory issues.
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External Beam Therapy

Author: Peter J. Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198529293

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 8763

External beam therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edges of the site where cancer is found. The goal is to destroy any abnormal cells and prevent the growth or regrowth of the tumor. This book provides practical guidance on the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and planning, and then developing this by individual sites.
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Theory and Practice

Author: P Mayles,A Nahum,J.C Rosenwald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420012026

Category: Science

Page: 1470

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From background physics and biological models to the latest imaging and treatment modalities, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice covers all theoretical and practical aspects of radiotherapy physics. In this comprehensive reference, each part focuses on a major area of radiotherapy, beginning with an introduction by the editors and then subdividing into self-contained chapters. The first three parts present the fundamentals of the underlying physics, radiobiology, and technology involved. The ensuing sections discuss the support requirements of external beam radiotherapy, such as dose measurements, properties of clinical beams, patient dose computation, treatment planning, and quality assurance, followed by a part that explores exciting new advances that include developments in photon and particle therapy. Subsequent sections examine brachytherapy using sealed and unsealed sources and provide the framework of radiation protection, including an appendix that describes the detailed application of UK legislation. The final part contains handy tables of both physical constants and attenuation data. To achieve safe and effective radiotherapy, there needs to be a close understanding among various disciplines. With contributions from renowned specialists, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge for medical physicists, researchers, radiation oncologists, and radiation technologists.
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A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper's Clinical Radiation Oncology

Author: Sonja Dieterich,Eric Ford,Daniel Pavord,Jing Zeng

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263755

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 8483

Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects and patient-related aspects of current clinical practice. Offers key practice guideline recommendations from professional societies throughout — including AAPM, ASTRO, ABS, ACR, IAEA, and others. Includes therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources, plus the equipment associated with their production, use, measurement, and evaluation. Features a "For the Physician" box in each chapter, which summarizes the key points with the most impact on the quality and safety of patient care. Provides a user-friendly appendix with annotated compilations of all relevant recommendation documents. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.
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Author: Eric J. Hall,Amato J. Giaccia

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451154186

Category: Medical

Page: 576

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In print since 1972, this seventh edition of Radiobiology for the Radiologist is the most extensively revised to date. It consists of two sections, one for those studying or practicing diagnostic radiolo, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology; the other for those engaged in the study or clinical practice of radiation oncology--a new chapter, on radiologic terrorism, is specifically for those in the radiation sciences who would manage exposed individuals in the event of a terrorist event. The 17 chapters in Section I represent a general introduction to radiation biology and a complete, self-contained course especially for residents in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine that follows the Syllabus in Radiation Biology of the RSNA. The 11 chapters in Section II address more in-depth topics in radiation oncology, such as cancer biology, retreatment after radiotherapy, chemotherapeutic agents and hyperthermia. Now in full color, this lavishly illustrated new edition is replete with tables and figures that underscore essential concepts. Each chapter concludes with a "summary of pertinent conclusions" to facilitate quick review and help readers retain important information.
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Author: Louise Hanna,Tom Crosby,Fergus Macbeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683629

Category: Medical

Page: 616

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A complete guide to clinical oncology, covering the main treatment modalities and diagnosis and treatment strategies for specific tumour types.
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Author: Ann Barrett,Jane Dobbs,Tom Roques

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340927739

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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Planning is a critical stage of radiotherapy. Careful consideration of the complex variables involved and critical assessment of the techniques available are fundamental to good and effective practice. First published in 1985, Practical Radiotherapy Planning has, over three editions, established itself as the popular choice for the trainee raditation oncologist and radiographer, providing the 'nuts and bolts' of planning in a practical and accessible manner. This fourth edition encompasses a wealth of new material, reflecting the radical change in the practice of radiotherapy in recent years. The information contained within the introductory chapters has been expanded and brought up to date, and a new chapter on patient management has been added. CT stimulators, MLC shieldings and dose profiles, principles of IMRT, and use of MRI, PET and ultrasound are all included, amongst other new developments in this field. The aim of the book remains unchanged. Complexity of treatment planning has increased greatly, but the fourth edition continues to emphasise underlying principles of treatment that can be applied for conventional, conformal and novel treatments, taking into account advances in imaging and treatment delivery.
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Author: Peter Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969656X

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 7744

External Beam Therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edge of the site where cancer is found. This second editon provides practical guidance of the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and then developing this by individual sites.
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Radiation Physics, Therapy, and Oncology

Author: C. K. Bomford,I. H. Kunkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443062018

Category: Medical

Page: 687

View: 8134

A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant diseases.
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Author: Faiz M. Khan,John P.. Gibbons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451182457

Category: Medical

Page: 572

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Preceded by The physics of radiation therapy / Faiz M. Khan. 4th ed. c2010.
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Author: Faiz M. Khan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451149131

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 6623

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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Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

Author: R Paul Symonds,Charles Deehan,Catherine Meredith,John A Mills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046620

Category: Medical

Page: 704

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A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant disease. Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy has become the core text for therapeutic radiography students and an important introductory text for trainee radiologists and clinical physicists. The book is divided into two parts: the first covers underlying principles of physics, and the second is a systematic review by tumour site concentrating on the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant disease and setting its use in context with chemotherapy and surgery. The 7th edition continues the tradition of bringing the physics and clinical application of radiation for therapy together at entry level and is completely revised to take into account the huge technological advances in radiotherapy treatment since publication of the previous edition. *Imaging is now an essential part of radiotherapy, relevant for both the treatment and preparation of a patient's treatment. Radionuclide imaging and X-ray imaging have been expanded to MRI and PET, along with some use of ultrasound. *Treatment planning dose prediction - the basis and application of modern computational calculations are explained for modern treatment delivery systems. The role of the algorithm for dose prediction is central to ensure speedy and accurate calculations for treatment. *Quality Control *Quality Systems The book is supported by Evolve electronic resources: sample plans, additional diagnostic images and clinical photographs.
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Author: William R. Hendee,Geoffrey S. Ibbott,Eric G. Hendee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118710568

Category: Medical

Page: 472

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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.
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Author: Faiz M. Khan,John Gibbons,Dimitris Mihailidis,Hassaan Alkhatib

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451154267

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy will provide a digest of the material contained in The Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lectures will be presented somewhat similar to a PowerPoint format, discussing key points of individual chapters. Selected diagrams from the textbook will be used to initiate the discussion. New illustrations will used, wherever needed, to enhance the understanding of important concepts. Discussion will be condensed and often bulleted. Theoretical details will be referred to the textbook and the cited literature. A problem set (practice questions) will be provided at the end of each chapter topic.
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Author: PATRICK. ORTON MCDERMOTT (COLIN.),Patrick N. McDermott,Colin G. Orton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781930524989

Category:

Page: 870

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Introducing the 2nd edition of our highly respected radiation therapy textbook. It covers the field of radiation physics with a perfect mix of depth, insight, and humor.The 2nd edition has been guided by the 2018 ASTRO core curriculum for radiation oncology residents. Novice physicists will find the book useful when studying for board exams, with helpful chapter summaries, appendices, and extra end-of-chapter problems and questions. It features new material on digital x-ray imaging, neutron survey meters, flattening-filter free and x-band linacs, biological dose indices, electronic brachytherapy, OSLD, Cerenkov radiation, FMEA, total body irradiation, and more.Also included:·Updated graphics in full color for increased understanding.·Appendices on board certifications in radiation therapy for ·ABR, AART, and Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.·Dosimetry Data·A full index
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