Practical Radiotherapy

Physics and Equipment

  • Edited by Pam Cherry
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Practical Radiotherapy introduces the reader to the physics and equipment that is central to radiotherapy practice. This Second Edition has been extensively revised and is fully up to date with key developments in equipment and practice, namely: stereotacic radiosurgery, CT SIM and SIM CT, portal imaging, MLC and HDR brachytherapy. Practical Radiotherapy is written by an experienced team of practitioners and teachers who present a difficult and dry subject in a reader-friendly manner, covering all of the required core information.
Contributors. Preface. Acknowledgements. Chapter 1 Basic skills for radiotherapy physics (Elaine Ryan). Chapter 2 X-ray production (Elaine Ryan). Chapter 3 Radiation dosimetry (Janette Chianese and Fiona Chamberlain). Chapter 4 X-ray interactions with matter (Kathryn Cooke). Chapter 5 Pre-treatment imaging (Caroline Wright, Jonathan McConnell and Katheryn Churcher) Chapter 6 Simulation equipment (Alan Needham). Chapter 7 Immobilisation equipment (Helen and Nick White). Chapter 8 Megavoltage equipment (David Flinton and Elizabeth Miles). Chapter 9 Kilovoltage equipment (David Flinton). Chapter 10 Treatment planning and computer systems (John Conway and Christopher M Bragg). Chapter 11 Methods of beam direction (Anne Jessop). Chapter 12 Advanced treatment delivery (Pete Bridge). Chapter 13 Treatment verification (Cath Holborn). Chapter 14 Introduction to radiation protection (Pete Bridge). Chapter 15 Use of radionuclides in imaging and therapy (David Duncan). Chapter 16 Sealed sources in radiotherapy (Tony Flynn and Bruce Thomadsen). Appendix Self-test answers. Index.
Uitgavejaar 2009
ISBN 9781405184267
Verschijningsdatum 1 jun. 2009
Omvang 304
Auteur(s) Edited by Pam Cherry
Taal Engels
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