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Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Theory and Practice

Edited by: P. Mayles , A. Nahum , J. C. Rosenwald

Print publication date:  June  2007
Online publication date:  June  2007

Print ISBN: 9780750308601
eBook ISBN: 9781420012026
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From background physics and biological models to the latest imaging and treatment modalities, this handbook covers all theoretical and practical aspects of radiotherapy physics and biology. 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, followed by a discussion of new advances in photon and particle therapy. Subsequent sections examine brachytherapy using sealed and unsealed sources and provide the framework of radiation protection, including the detailed application of UK legislation. The final part contains useful tables of both physical constants and attenuation data.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  Structure of Matter Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Radioactivity Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Interactions of Charged Particles with Matter Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Interactions of Photons with Matter Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Principles and Basic Concepts in Radiation Dosimetry Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Radiobiology of Tumours Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Radiobiology of Normal Tissues Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Dose Fractionation in Radiotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Kilovoltage X-Ray Units Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Linear Accelerators Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Cobalt Machines Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Simulators Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Portal Imaging Devices Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ionisation Chambers Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Radiothermoluminescent Dosimeters and Diodes Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Radiation Sensitive Films and Gels Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Absolute Dose Determination Under Reference Conditions Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Relative Dose Measurements and Commissioning Download PDF
Chapter  20:  From Measurements to Calculations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Kilovoltage X-RAYS Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Megavoltage Photon Beams Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Manual Dose Calculations in Photon Beams Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Electron Beams Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Principles of Patient Dose Computation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Patient Dose Computation for Photon Beams Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Patient Dose Computation for Electron Beams Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Monte-Carlo Based Patient Dose Computation Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Target Definition Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Patient Data Acquisition Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Treatment Planning Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Beam Definition—Virtual Simulation Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Photon-Beam Treatment Planning Techniques Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Electron-Beam Treatment Planning Techniques Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Dose Evaluation of Treatment Plans Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Biological Evaluation of Treatment Plans Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Rationale and Management of the Quality System Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Quality Control of Megavoltage Equipment Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Quality Assurance of the Treatment Planning Process Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Quality Control of Treatment Delivery Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Recording and Verification—Networking Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Data Communication With DICOM Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Intensity-Modulated Therapy: Practical Aspects Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Stereotactic Techniques Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Proton Beams in Radiotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Total Body Irradiation Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Total Skin Electron Irradiation Download PDF
Chapter  49:  High-Let Modalities Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Clinical Introduction to Brachytherapy Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Calibration and Quality Assurance of Brachytherapy Sources Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Afterloading Equipment for Brachytherapy Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Dose Calculation for Brachytherapy Sources Download PDF
Chapter  54:  Brachytherapy Treatment Planning Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Radiobiology of Brachytherapy Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Dosimetry of Unsealed Sources Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Radionuclide Selection for Unsealed Source Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Radiopharmaceutical Targeting for Unsealed Source Therapy Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Theoretical Background to Radiation Protection Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Radiation Protection Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Practical Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy Download PDF
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