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Clinical radiotherapy physics

Author: Subramania Jayaraman; Lawrence H Lanzl; Elisabeth F Lanzl
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Provides in-depth coverage of radiotherapy physics. Emphasizes the clinical aspects and employs clear, concise language for describing principles and practice. Includes mathematical analysis, basic physics, equipment for radiotherapy, radiation dosimetry, radiation treatment planning, and more. The book is divided into seven parts covering basic physics (Parts I-II), equipment for radiotherapy (Part III), radiation  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Subramania Jayaraman; Lawrence H Lanzl; Elisabeth F Lanzl
ISBN: 3540402845 9783540402848
OCLC Number: 52381472
Description: xxii, 523 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Scope of Clinical Radiotherapy Physics.- 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Matter.- 3 Propagation of Energy by Electromagnetic Waves.- 4 Nuclear Transitions and Radioactive Decay.- 5 Radioactive Decay Calculations.- 6 Collision and Radiation Loss in Charged-Particle Interactions.- 7 Photon Interactions.- 8 Conventional X-Ray Machines.- 9 Equipment for Radioisotope Teletherapy.- 10 Particle Accelerators.- 11 Quantification of Radiation Field: Radiation Units and Measurements.- 12 Instruments for Radiation Detection.- 13 Basic Ratios and Factors for the Dosimetry of External Beam.- 14 Beam Dosimetry: Additional Corrections - Special Situations.- 15 Treatment Dose Distribution Planning: Photon Beams.- 16 Physical Aspects of Electron Beam Therapy.- 17 Physics of the Use of Small Sealed Sources in Brachytherapy.- 18 Radiation Safety Standards.- 19 Radiation Safety in External-Beam Therapy.- 20 Radiation Safety in Brachytherapy.- Appendix A and B.
Responsibility: Subramania Jayaraman and Lawrence H. Lanzl ; with the editorial assistance of Elisabeth F. Lanzl.
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An in-depth introduction to radiotherapy physics emphasizing the clinical aspects of the field. The book consists of seven parts covering basic physics (Parts I-II), equipment for radiotherapy (Part  Read more...

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