practical radiation oncology physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics E Book
Author: Sonja Dieterich
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2015-06-24
Pages: 400
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Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects and patient-related aspects of current clinical practice. Offers key practice guideline recommendations from professional societies throughout — including AAPM, ASTRO, ABS, ACR, IAEA, and others. Includes therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources, plus the equipment associated with their production, use, measurement, and evaluation. Features a "For the Physician" box in each chapter, which summarizes the key points with the most impact on the quality and safety of patient care. Provides a user-friendly appendix with annotated compilations of all relevant recommendation documents. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Practical Radiation Oncology
Author: Supriya Mallick
Publisher: Springer Nature
Release Date: 2019-11-25
Pages: 300
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book addresses the most relevant aspects of radiation oncology in terms of technical integrity, dose parameters, machine and software specifications, as well as regulatory requirements. Radiation oncology is a unique field that combines physics and biology. As a result, it has not only a clinical aspect, but also a physics aspect and biology aspect, all three of which are inter-related and critical to optimal radiation treatment planning. In addition, radiation oncology involves a host of machines/software. One needs to have a firm command of these machines and their specifications to deliver comprehensive treatment. However, this information is not readily available, which poses serious challenges for students learning the planning aspect of radiation therapy. In response, this book compiles these relevant aspects in a single source. Radiation oncology is a dynamic field, and is continuously evolving. However, tracking down the latest findings is both difficult and time-consuming. Consequently, the book also comprehensively covers the most important trials. Offering an essential ready reference work, it represents a value asset for all radiation oncology practitioners, trainees and students.

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry
Author: Arash Darafsheh
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2021-02
Pages: 536
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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.

The Physics Of Radiation Therapy
Author: Faiz M. Khan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-03-28
Pages: 592
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Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Radiation Oncology Physics
Author: International Atomic Energy Agency
Publisher: IAEA
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 657
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in teaching programmes in field of medical radiation physics, and it covers the basic medical physics knowledge required in the form of a syllabus for modern radiation oncology. The information will be useful to those preparing for professional certification exams in radiation oncology, medical physics, dosimetry or radiotherapy technology.

Practical Radiotherapy
Author: Pam Cherry
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2019-11-25
Pages: 328
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Now in its third edition, Practical Radiotherapy continues to keep pace with current and emerging technologies, patient pathways, and the rapidly expanding role of therapeutic radiographers. Extensively revised and updated, this accessible book examines all the essential aspects of radiotherapy, from the physics and mathematics of radiation beams, to in-depth descriptions of the equipment used by radiotherapy practitioners, to new and expanded coverage of MR-linac and Halcyon technology, proton therapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, sealed-source verification and quality assurance for MV equipment. Covers all the core information essential to radiotherapy practice Describes the major aspects of therapeutic radiography in a practical context Includes images, diagrams, supplemental reading suggestions and more radiotherapy-specific examples Features expanded coverage of legislation, advanced treatment delivery, flattening filter free treatment and more Practical Radiotherapy is a valuable resource for radiotherapy and medical physics students, radiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers, radiation therapists, clinical oncologists and oncology nurses.

Primer On Radiation Oncology Physics
Author: Eric Ford
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2020-05-04
Pages: 356
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Gain mastery over the fundamentals of radiation oncology physics! This package gives you over 60 tutorial videos (each 15-20 minutes in length) with a companion text, providing the most complete and effective introduction available. Dr. Ford has tested this approach in formal instruction for years with outstanding results. The text includes extensive problem sets for each chapter. The videos include embedded quizzes and "whiteboard" screen technology to facilitate comprehension. Together, this provides a valuable learning tool both for training purposes and as a refresher for those in practice. Key Features A complete learning package for radiation oncology physics, including a full series of video tutorials with an associated textbook companion website Clearly drawn, simple illustrations throughout the videos and text Embedded quiz feature in the video tutorials for testing comprehension while viewing Each chapter includes problem sets (solutions available to educators)

Khan   S The Physics Of Radiation Therapy
Author: John P. Gibbons
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2019-08-14
Pages: 584
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A vital reference for the entire radiation oncology team, Khan’s The Physics of Radiation Therapy thoroughly covers the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies. Dr. John Gibbons carries on the tradition established by Dr. Khan in previous editions, ensuring that the 6th Edition provides state-of-the-art information for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and residents alike. This updated classic remains the most practical radiation therapy physics text available, offering an ideal balance between theory and clinical application.

Basic Radiation Oncology
Author: Murat Beyzadeoglu
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2010-07-20
Pages: 575
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This practical, up-to-date, bedside-oriented radiation oncology book encompasses the essential aspects of the subject with coverage on radiation physics, radiobiology, and clinical radiation oncology. The first two sections examine concepts that are crucial in radiation physics and radiobiology. The third section describes radiation treatment regimens appropriate for the main cancer sites and tumor types.

Radiation Biology Of Medical Imaging
Author: Charles A. Kelsey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-12-18
Pages: 320
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook style and offers application-based discussions in radiation oncology, fractionated radiotherapy, and protracted radiation among others. The text is also supplemented by a Web site.

Khan S The Physics Of Radiation Therapy
Author: Faiz M. Khan
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 572
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Preceded by The physics of radiation therapy / Faiz M. Khan. 4th ed. c2010.

Handbook Of Radiotherapy Physics
Author: P Mayles
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2007-06-12
Pages: 1470
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Technical Basis Of Radiation Therapy
Author: Seymour H. Levitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-02-07
Pages: 862
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This book, now in its fourth edition, is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics, and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers. All of the chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students and practitioners in the various fields of oncology with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.

Radiation Oncology
Author: K. S. Clifford Chao
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 768
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Designed for rapid, on-the-spot consultation, this handy manual presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the daily clinical practice of radiation oncology. The first 12 chapters succinctly review concepts that are crucial in treatment planning and patient management. The remaining 52 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types.This revised, updated Second Edition reflects the past three years' many improvements in radiation treatment of malignancies. A new chapter covers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The book contains more than 300 practical illustrations, including full-color in the chapters on IMRT and 3-D physics and treatment planning.

Strategies For Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning
Author: Ping Xia, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Release Date: 2018-10-28
Pages: 275
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Strategies for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning provides radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists with a step-by-step guide to implementing external beam treatment plans that meet clinical requirements for each major disease site. As a companion book to the Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology Second Edition, this book focuses on the technical aspects of treatment planning and the major challenges in creating highly conformal dose distributions, referenced to as treatment plans, for external beam radiotherapy. To overcome challenges associated with each step, leading experts at the Cleveland Clinic have consolidated their knowledge and experience of treatment planning techniques, potential pitfalls, and other difficulties to develop quality plans across the gamut of clinical scenarios in radiation therapy. The book begins with an overview of external beam treatment planning principles, inverse planning and advanced planning tools, and descriptions of all components in simulation and verification. Following these introductory chapters are disease-site examples, including central nervous system, head and neck, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The book concludes with expert guidance on planning for pediatric cancers and how to tailor palliative plans. Essential for all radiation therapy team members, including trainees, this book is for those who wish to learn or improve their treatment planning skills and understand the different treatment planning processes, plan evaluation, and patient setup. KEY FEATURES: Provides basic principles of treatment planning Contains step-by-step, illustrated descriptions of the treatment planning process Discusses the pros and cons of advanced treatment planning tools, such as auto-planning, knowledge-based planning, and multi-criteria based planning Describes each primary treatment site from simulation, patient immobilization, and creation of various treatment plans to plan evaluations Includes instructive sample plans to highlight best practices

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Radiation Oncology  A Physicist S Eye View
Author: Michael Goitein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-08-14
Pages: 330
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The papers collected in this hugely useful volume cover the principle physical and biological aspects of radiation therapy and in addition, address practical clinical considerations in the planning and delivering of that therapy. The importance of the assessment of uncertainties is emphasized. Topics include an overview of the physics of the interactions of radiation with matter and the definition of the goals and the design of radiation therapy approaches.

The Modern Technology Of Radiation Oncology  Volume 4
Author: Jacob Van Dyk
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Release Date: 2020-09
Pages: 522
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Once again Jacob Van Dyk has brought together an esteemed group of international experts to describe the latest radiation oncology tools and techniques in volume 4 of "The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology."Technological advancements in radiation oncology continue at a very rapid pace. The goal of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology is to provide state-of-the-art information on making these technologies available in the clinic. New topics addressed in Volume 4 include: surface-guided radiation therapy (RT), PET/MRI, real-time MRI guidance, robust optimization, automated treatment planning, artificial intelligence, adaptive RT, machine learning, big data, radiomics, particle therapy RBE, nanoparticle applications, economic considerations, global medical physics activities, global access to RT, and FLASH RT. These volumes have not only been valued by medical physicists in clinical practice around the world, but also by those in residency programs and in preparation for their certification exams.

Practical Radiotherapy
Author: Pam Cerry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1998-01-06
Pages: 232
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An introduction to the physical principles and equipment involved in the production, use and attenuation of radiation, and the laws governing the administration of ionising radiations. Written by a distinguished team of radiography teachers, the book is designed specifically for the needs of the radiographer in training. The clear text is well-illustrated throughout with half-tones and line drawings.

Big Data In Radiation Oncology
Author: Jun Deng
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2019-03-07
Pages: 289
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Big Data in Radiation Oncology gives readers an in-depth look into how big data is having an impact on the clinical care of cancer patients. While basic principles and key analytical and processing techniques are introduced in the early chapters, the rest of the book turns to clinical applications, in particular for cancer registries, informatics, radiomics, radiogenomics, patient safety and quality of care, patient-reported outcomes, comparative effectiveness, treatment planning, and clinical decision-making. More features of the book are: Offers the first focused treatment of the role of big data in the clinic and its impact on radiation therapy. Covers applications in cancer registry, radiomics, patient safety, quality of care, treatment planning, decision making, and other key areas. Discusses the fundamental principles and techniques for processing and analysis of big data. Address the use of big data in cancer prevention, detection, prognosis, and management. Provides practical guidance on implementation for clinicians and other stakeholders. Dr. Jun Deng is a professor at the Department of Therapeutic Radiology of Yale University School of Medicine and an ABR board certified medical physicist at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has received numerous honors and awards such as Fellow of Institute of Physics in 2004, AAPM Medical Physics Travel Grant in 2008, ASTRO IGRT Symposium Travel Grant in 2009, AAPM-IPEM Medical Physics Travel Grant in 2011, and Fellow of AAPM in 2013. Lei Xing, Ph.D., is the Jacob Haimson Professor of Medical Physics and Director of Medical Physics Division of Radiation Oncology Department at Stanford University. His research has been focused on inverse treatment planning, tomographic image reconstruction, CT, optical and PET imaging instrumentations, image guided interventions, nanomedicine, and applications of molecular imaging in radiation oncology. Dr. Xing is on the editorial boards of a number of journals in radiation physics and medical imaging, and is recipient of numerous awards, including the American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, The Whitaker Foundation Grant Award, and a Max Planck Institute Fellowship.