Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics
Theory and Practice
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|Format:||Hardback, 1450 pages|
|Other Information: ||539 black & white illustrations, 93 black & white tables|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 12 June 2007|
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.
Table of Contents
Preface FUNDAMENTALS Structure of Matter Radioactivity Interaction of Charged Particles with Matter Interactions of Photons with Matter The Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport Principles and Basic Concepts in Radiation Dosimetry RADIOBIOLOGY Radiobiology of Tumors Radiobiology of Normal Tissues Dose Fractionation in Radiotherapy EQUIPMENT Kilovoltage X-Ray Units Linear Accelerators Cobalt Machines Simulators Portal Imaging Devices DOSE MEASUREMENT Ionisation Chambers Radiothermoluminescent Dosimeters and Diodes Radiation Sensitive Films and Gels Absolute Dose Determination under Reference Conditions Relative Dose Measurements and Commissioning CLINICAL BEAMS From Measurements to Calculations Kilovoltage X-Rays Megavoltage Photon Beams Manual Dose Calculations in Photon Beams Electron Beams PATIENT DOSE COMPUTATION METHODS Principles of Patient Dose Computation Patient Dose Computation for Photon Beams Patient Dose Computation for Electron Beams Monte-Carlo Based Patient Dose Computation TREATMENT PLANNING Target Definition Patient Data Acquisition Magnetic Resonance (MR) Imaging in Treatment Planning Beam Definition - Virtual Simulation Photon-Beam Treatment Planning Techniques Electron-Beam Treatment Planning Techniques Dose Evaluation of Treatment Plans Biological Evaluation of Treatment Plans QUALITY ASSURANCE Rationale and Management of the Quality System Quality Control of Megavoltage Equipment Quality Assurance of the Treatment Planning Process Quality Control of Treatment Delivery Recording and Verification - Networking Data Communication with DICOM SPECIAL TECHNIQUES Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Intensity-Modulation Therapy: Practical Aspects Stereotactic Techniques Proton Beams in Radiotherapy Total Body Irradiation (TBI) Total Skin Electron Irradiation High LET Modalities BRACHYTHERAPY Clinical Introduction to Brachytherapy Calibration and Quality Assurance of Brachytherapy Sources Afterloading Equipment for Brachytherapy Dose Calculation for Brachytherapy Sources Brachytherapy Treatment Planning Radiobiology of Brachytherapy THERAPY WITH UNSEALED SOURCES Dosimetry of Unsealed Sources Radionuclide Selection for Unsealed Source Therapy Radiopharmaceutical Targeting for Unsealed Source Therapy RADIATION PROTECTION IN RADIOTHERAPY Theoretical Background to Radiation Protection Radiation Protection Regulation Practical Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Radiation Protection Regulation in the United Kingdom REFERENCE DATA
About the Author
Clatterbridge, UK Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology, U.K. Institute Curie, Paris, France
"! Due to the broad range of topics covered and the clear, concise explanations, this text would be ideal for anyone wishing to study or refresh their knowledge of any central area of radiotherapy physics. IPEM Part 1 trainees in the UK (and any other trainee following a similar training programme elsewhere) in particular should take note ! . Part 2 trainees will also benefit, especially in exploring the excellent source of referenced material. In comparison to other reference texts, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics is clear and also filled with many knowledgeable and useful observations and notes. ! It is an excellent reference text and sits nicely on the shelf alongside your old copy of Williams and Thwaites." --SCOPE, December 2009 "! comprehensive reference ! With contributions from renowned specialists, this book provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge to deliver safe and effective radiotherapy." --Anticancer Research, 2009, Vol. 29 "The editors have managed with great success to assemble the information submitted by the contributing authors and put it in a format that is concise, easy to read, and rich in content ! it can serve as an excellent reference manual and resource." --Niko Papanikolaou, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Medical Physics, September 2008, Vol. 35, No. 9
|Publisher: ||Taylor & Francis Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||25.0 x 17.0 x 6.0 centimeters (3.06 kg)|