The Physics of Radiation Therapy

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003 - Medical - 560 pages
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This leading reference source devoted to radiation therapy physics is now in its Third Edition. Pertinent to the entire radiation oncology team, it is clinically oriented and presents practical aspects as well as underlying theory to clarify basic concepts. The format begins with underlying physics, then progresses to treatment planning, and ends with radiation. Contains an expanded focus with seven new chapters on special procedures. Remaining chapters have been revised to detail any new developments in the field over the past eight years. Illustrations are overhauled to reflect current practice and to detail the new procedures added. Provides a solid foundation for residents and a strong review for practitioners. FEATURES: Focus on team approach to practice of physics in the radiation oncology clinic Provides solid foundation for residents and a good review for practitioners Clinically oriented with a uniform approach by a single author renowned in the field Balanced coverage of theory and practice Includes dosimetry protocols Includes commissioning and quality assurance procedures Heavily referenced and illustrated (over 5,000 references and 300 illustrations)

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