The Physics of Radiation Therapy
Faiz M. Khan
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010 - Medical - 531 pages
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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Production of Xrays
Clinical Radiation Generators
Interactions of Ionizing Radiation
Measurement of Ionizing Radiation
Quality of Xray Beams
Measurement of Absorbed Dose
Total Body Irradiation
Modern Radiation Therapy
IntensityModulated Radiation Therapy
Classical Radiation Therapy
A System of Dosimetric Calculations
Patient Data Corrections and Setup
Field Shaping Skin Dose and Field Separation
Electron Beam Therapy