The Physics of Radiation Therapy

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Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 531 pages
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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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Contents

Basic Physics
1
Nuclear Transformations
11
Production of Xrays
26
Clinical Radiation Generators
35
Interactions of Ionizing Radiation
54
Measurement of Ionizing Radiation
70
Quality of Xray Beams
87
Measurement of Absorbed Dose
95
Radiation Protection
354
Quality Assurance
375
Total Body Irradiation
405
Modern Radiation Therapy
413
IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy
430
Stereotactic Radiosurgery
453
HighDoseRate Brachytherapy
466
Prostate Implants
481

Classical Radiation Therapy
140
A System of Dosimetric Calculations
158
Isodose Distributions
176
Patient Data Corrections and Setup
201
Field Shaping Skin Dose and Field Separation
241
Electron Beam Therapy
264
Brachytherapy
315
Intravascular Brachytherapy
490
ImageGuided Radiation Therapy
501
Proton Beam Therapy
515
Appendix
17
Index
23
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