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Radiation Therapy Dosimetry: A Practical Handbook

Edited by: Arash Darafsheh

Print publication date:  March  2021
Online publication date:  March  2021

Print ISBN: 9781138543973
eBook ISBN: 9781351005388
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This comprehensive book covers the everyday use and underlying principles of radiation dosimeters used in radiation oncology clinics. It provides an up-to-date reference spanning the full range of current modalities with emphasis on practical know-how. The main audience is medical physicists, radiation oncology physics residents, and medical physics graduate students. The reader gains the necessary tools for determining which detector is best for a given application. Dosimetry of cutting edge techniques from radiosurgery to MRI-guided systems to small fields and proton therapy are all addressed. Main topics include fundamentals of radiation dosimeters, brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy dosimetry, and dosimetry of imaging modalities. Comprised of 30 chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book:

  • Covers the basic principles and practical use of radiation dosimeters in radiation oncology clinics across the full range of current modalities.
  • Focuses on providing practical guidance for those using these detectors in the clinic.
  • Explains which detector is more suitable for a particular application.
  • Discusses the state of the art in radiotherapy approaches, from radiosurgery and MR-guided systems to advanced range verification techniques in proton therapy.
  • Gives critical comparisons of dosimeters for photon, electron, and proton therapies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Fundamentals of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Ionization Chamber Instrumentation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Calorimetry Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Semiconductor Dosimeters Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Film Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Thermoluminescence Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dosimeters in Clinical Practice Download PDF
Chapter  8:  EPID-Based Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Scintillation Fiber Optic Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Cherenkov and Scintillation Imaging Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Clinical Considerations and Dosimeters for In Vivo Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Dosimeters and Devices for IMRT QA Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Area and Individual Radiation Monitoring Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Monte Carlo Techniques in Medical Physics Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Brachytherapy Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Photon Beam Dosimetry of Conventional Medical Linear Accelerators Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Dosimetric Considerations with Flattening Filter-Free Beams Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Linac-Based SRS/SBRT Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  19:  CyberKnife and ZAP-X Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Dosimetry in the Presence of Magnetic Fields Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Helical Tomotherapy Treatment and Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gamma Knife Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Kilovoltage X-Ray Beam Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Electron Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Proton Therapy Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Ion Range and Dose Monitoring with Positron Emission Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Prompt Gamma Detection for Proton Range Verification Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Acoustic-Based Proton Range Verification Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Proton Radiography and Proton Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Dosimetry of Imaging Modalities in Radiotherapy Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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