The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy

The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy

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This textbook is an introduction to the physics and technology used in radiation therapy. It is the outgrowth of a course taught to medical residents in radiation oncology and it has been classroom tested over many years. Every effort has been made to make explanations clear and simple without oversimplifying. The book has been designed to be interesting to read as well as clinically relevant. The first half of the book contains the radiation physics necessary to understand radiation therapy. The second half of the book covers the applied physics and technology of radiation therapy. Topics include: treatment machines, beam calibration, dosimetric parameters, MU calculations, dose distributions in patients, electron beams, brachytherapy, radiation safety, quality assurance, imaging, and special modalities.aquot;This book is the outgrowth of a course taught to residents in radiation oncology at Wayne State University, at the suggestion of residents who saw a need for a technically accurate text set at the correct mathematical level.

Title:The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy
Author:Patrick N. McDermott, Colin G. Orton
Publisher:Medical Physics Publishing Corporation - 2010-01-01


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