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Applied physics for radiation oncology

Author: Robert Stanton; Donna Stinson
Publisher: Madison, WI : Medical Physics Pub., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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This updated second edition is intended for both radiation therapists and students of radiation therapy. Chapters cover treatment planning, photon and electron dosimetry, brachytherapy, methods of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Stanton; Donna Stinson
ISBN: 9781930524408 1930524404
OCLC Number: 435967630
Description: xv, 392 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Matter and energy --
Radiation and its properties --
The production of x-rays --
Radiation quality --
X-ray and y-ray interactions with matter --
Principles of radiation detectors --. Determining radiation intensity --
Why use higher energy beams? --
Linear accelerators --
Other high-energy machines --
The geometry of photon beams --
Photon beam dosimetry --
Electron beam dosimetry --
Treatment planning --
Clinical applications in treatment planning --
Brachytherapy --
Radiation safety --
Appendix 1: signs and symbols --
Appendix 2 : constants and units --
Appendix 3 : glossary --Appendix 4 : answers to problems --
Appendix 5 : dosimetry tables --
Appendix 6 : radioactive nuclides --
Appendix 7 : The elements --
Periodic table.
Responsibility: Robert Stanton, Donna Stinson.

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