Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

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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 qFor the Physicianq 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.In addition, 4D imaging is readily available to match the planned respiratory motion management during treatment. ... The CARO scope of practice guidelines for lung, liver, and spine SBRT2 suggests magnetic resonance imaginganbsp;...

Title:Practical Radiation Oncology Physics
Author:Sonja Dieterich, Eric Ford, Daniel Pavord, Jing Zeng
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2015-06-24


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