Practical Radiation Oncology 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.

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

Author: Sonja Dieterich

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323262090

Page: 367

View: 924

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 a.

Practical Radiation Oncology

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.

Practical Radiation Oncology

Author: Supriya Mallick

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811500738

Page: 300

View: 158

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.

Practical Radiation Oncology

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.

Practical Radiation Oncology

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789811500756

Page: 282

View: 660

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

This comprehensive book covers the everyday use and underlying principles of radiation dosimeters used in radiation oncology clinics.

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry

Author: Arash Darafsheh

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351005367

Page: 488

View: 713

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.

Physics of Radiation Therapy

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, ...

Physics of Radiation Therapy

Author: John P. Gibbons

Publisher: LWW

ISBN: 9781496397522

Page: 584

View: 939

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. Includes new quality conversion factors and procedures for calibration of flattening filter free linacs; new recommendations for Monitor Unit Calculations and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis; a new addition of the Boltzman Transport calculation algorithm, and new optical surface and magnetic resonance image-guided technologies. Contains a new chapter on knowledge-based treatment planning. Covers 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), high dose-rate remote afterloaders (HDR), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and proton beam therapy. Discusses the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. Enrich Your eBook Reading Experience Read directly on your preferred device(s), such as computer, tablet, or smartphone. Easily convert to audiobook, powering your content with natural language text-to-speech.

Radiation Oncology Physics

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.

Radiation Oncology Physics

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: IAEA

ISBN:

Page: 657

View: 290

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

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 ...

Practical Radiotherapy

Author: Pam Cherry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111951262X

Page: 328

View: 658

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.

Radiation Oncology A Physicist s Eye View

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.

Radiation Oncology  A Physicist s Eye View

Author: Michael Goitein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387726454

Page: 330

View: 529

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.

Proton Therapy Physics Second Edition

Expanding on the highly successful first edition, this second edition of Proton Therapy Physics has been completely restructured and updated throughout, and includes several new chapters.

Proton Therapy Physics  Second Edition

Author: Harald Paganetti

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351855751

Page: 758

View: 115

Expanding on the highly successful first edition, this second edition of Proton Therapy Physics has been completely restructured and updated throughout, and includes several new chapters. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, this book provides an in-depth overview of the physics of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered across medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book explores the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. The text then covers dosimetry, including beam delivery, shielding aspects, computer simulations, detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry. Important for daily operations, acceptance testing, commissioning, quality assurance and monitor unit calibrations are outlined. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving targets. Imaging for treatment guidance as well as treatment monitoring is outlined. Finally, the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective are discussed. This book is an ideal practical guide for physicians, dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and physicists who already have some experience in radiation oncology. It is also an invaluable reference for graduate students in medical physics programs, physicians in their last year of medical school or residency, and those considering a career in medical physics. Features: Updated with the latest technologies and methods in the field, covering all delivery methods of proton therapy, including beam scanning and passive scattering Discusses clinical aspects, such as treatment planning and quality assurance Offers insight on the past, present, and future of proton therapy from a physics perspective

Modelling Radiotherapy Side Effects

This book provides an invaluable tutorial for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and dosimetrists involved in the planning optimization phase of treatment.

Modelling Radiotherapy Side Effects

Author: Tiziana Rancati

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351983105

Page: 474

View: 606

The treatment of a patient with radiation therapy is planned to find the optimal way to treat a tumour while minimizing the dose received by the surrounding normal tissues. In order to better exploit the possibilities of this process, the availability of accurate and quantitative knowledge of the peculiar responses of the different tissues is of paramount importance. This book provides an invaluable tutorial for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and dosimetrists involved in the planning optimization phase of treatment. It presents a practical, accessible, and comprehensive summary of the field’s current research and knowledge regarding the response of normal tissues to radiation. This is the first comprehensive attempt to do so since the publication of the QUANTEC guidelines in 2010. Features: Addresses the lack of systemization in the field, providing educational materials on predictive models, including methods, tools, and the evaluation of uncertainties Collects the combined effects of features, other than dose, in predicting the risk of toxicity in radiation therapy Edited by two leading experts in the field

Basic Radiation Oncology

The third section describes radiation treatment regimens appropriate for the main cancer sites and tumor types. The book has been designed to ensure that the reader will find it easy to use.

Basic Radiation Oncology

Author: Murat Beyzadeoglu

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642116667

Page: 575

View: 294

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.

Khan s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

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, ...

Khan   s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

Author: John P. Gibbons

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496397533

Page: 584

View: 659

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.

Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy

This book is a practical, up-to-date guide to the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors.

Intracranial and Spinal Radiotherapy

Author: Lia M. Halasz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030645088

Page: 211

View: 719

This book is a practical, up-to-date guide to the treatment of patients with brain and spinal tumors. Leading experts in the field explain treatment techniques in detail, highlighting key considerations in the use of external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, radiosurgery, and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Specific recommendations are described for different tumor types, and helpful information provided on other important issues, such as the interaction of radiotherapy and systemic therapy and the avoidance of treatment complications. With the development of modern technology, highly conformal radiotherapy techniques have become more complicated, yet also more widely employed. This book will equip readers with the knowledge required to set up practices to deliver quality brain and spinal radiation therapy appropriate to each patient. It will be of benefit to radiation oncologists, clinical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses as well as medical oncologists and surgical oncologists with an interest in radiotherapy.

Khan s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

In preparing this new Fifth Edition, Dr. Kahn and new co-author Dr. John Gibbons made chapter-by-chapter revisions in the light of the latest developments in the field, adding new discussions, a new chapter, and new color illustrations ...

Khan s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

Author: Faiz M. Khan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451182457

Page: 572

View: 321

Preceded by The physics of radiation therapy / Faiz M. Khan. 4th ed. c2010.

Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics. Chapter X. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. Dieterich, S., E. Ford, D. Pavord and J. Zeng. 2016. Practical Radiation ...

Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics

Author: Eric Ford

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429950241

Page: 356

View: 167

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)

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

This book offers a detailed examination of the technological basis of radiation therapy.

Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Author: Seymour H. Levitt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642115713

Page: 1148

View: 667

This book offers a detailed examination of the technological basis of radiation therapy. It is jointly written by North American and European authors, which broadens the contents and increases the book’s applicability in daily practice throughout the world.

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

This book is a practical guide on how best to incorporate advanced radiation therapy techniques into the multimodality treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary ...

Gastrointestinal Malignancies

Author: Suzanne Russo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319648996

Page: 373

View: 807

This book is a practical guide on how best to incorporate advanced radiation therapy techniques into the multimodality treatment of a wide range of gastrointestinal tumors, including esophageal cancer, gastric cancer, hepatobiliary malignancies (primary and metastatic liver tumors, intrahepatic, perihilar, and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas, and gallbladder cancer), pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, and carcinoma of the anal canal. Practical considerations when treating patients with external beam radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, particle therapy, and stereotactic body radiation therapy are clearly explained. Detailed attention is devoted to the safety and efficacy of radiotherapy in combination with current and emerging systemic therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and biologic agents), surgery, and ablative therapy, and the advantages and disadvantages of alternative treatment approaches for different tumor types are carefully evaluated. The book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical and surgical oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, and other oncology professionals.

Basic Radiation Oncology

This updated work is an all-in-one book, encompassing the essential aspects of radiation physics, radiobiology, and clinical radiation oncology. A complete section is devoted to each of these fields.

Basic Radiation Oncology

Author: Murat Beyzadeoglu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030873073

Page:

View: 938

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.

Basic Radiation Oncology

The third section describes radiation treatment regimens appropriate for the main cancer sites and tumor types. The book has been designed to ensure that the reader will find it easy to use.

Basic Radiation Oncology

Author: Murat Beyzadeoglu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642117046

Page: 576

View: 507

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.

Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy

This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to treat patients appropriately and confidently by means of particle therapy.

Target Volume Delineation and Treatment Planning for Particle Therapy

Author: Nancy Y. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319424785

Page: 396

View: 585

This handbook is designed to enable radiation oncologists to treat patients appropriately and confidently by means of particle therapy. The orientation and purpose are entirely practical, in that the focus is on the physics essentials of delivery and treatment planning , illustration of the clinical target volume (CTV) and associated treatment planning for each major malignancy when using particle therapy, proton therapy in particular. Disease-specific chapters provide guidelines and concise knowledge on CTV selection and delineation and identify aspects that require the exercise of caution during treatment planning. The treatment planning techniques unique to proton therapy for each disease site are clearly described, covering beam orientation, matching/patching field techniques, robustness planning, robustness plan evaluation, etc. The published data on the use of particle therapy for a given disease site are also concisely reported. In addition to fully meeting the needs of radiation oncologists, this "know why" and “know how” guide to particle therapy will be valuable for medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists.