eBook Khan's The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 5th Edition

  • Published By: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • ISBN-10: 1469881268
  • ISBN-13: 9781469881263
  • DDC: 615.8
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 624 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released March 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Expand your understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies with Khan's The Physics Of Radiation Therapy, 5th edition, the book that set the standard in the field. This classic full-color text helps the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—develop a thorough understanding of 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, as well as the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. 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 throughout. Now even more precise and relevant, this edition is ideal as a reference book for practitioners, a textbook for students, and a constant companion for those preparing for their board exams.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the First Edition.
1: Basic Physics.
2: Structure of Matter.
3: Nuclear Transformations.
4: Production of X-Rays.
5: Clinical Radiation Generators.
6: Interactions of Ionizing Radiation.
7: Measurement of Ionizing Radiation.
8: Quality of X-ray Beams.
9: Measurement of Absorbed Dose.
10: Classical Radiation Therapy.
11: Dose Distribution and Scatter Analysis.
12: A System of Dosimetric Calculations.
13: Treatment Planning I: Isodose Distributions.
14: Treatment Planning II: Patient Data Acquisition, Treatment Verification, and Inhomogeneity Corrections.
15: Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping, Skin Dose, and Field Separation.
16: Electron Beam Therapy.
17: Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Rules of Implantation and Dose Specification.
18: Radiation Protection.
19: Quality Assurance.
20: Total Body Irradiation.
21: Modern Radiation Therapy.
22: Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy.
23: Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy.
24: Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery.
25: Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy.
26: High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy.
27: Prostate Implants: Technique, Dosimetry, and Treatment Planning.
28: Intravascular Brachytherapy.
29: Image-Guided Radiation Therapy.
30: Proton Beam Therapy.