The Physics of Radiation Therapy

The Physics of Radiation Therapy

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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 teama€”radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapistsa€”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.Energy-level diagram of a particle in a nucleus. A: Particle with no charge. B: Particle with positive charge. U(r) is the potential energy as a function of distance r from the center of the nucleus, B is the barrier height, and R is the nuclear radius.

Title:The Physics of Radiation Therapy
Author:Faiz M. Khan
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2012-03-28


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