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Khan's lectures : handbook of the physics of radiation therapy

Author: Faiz M Khan; et al
Publisher: Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Health, ©2012.
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Genre/Form: Examination Questions
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Faiz M Khan; et al
ISBN: 9781605476810 1605476811
OCLC Number: 693810969
Notes: Abridged version of: The physics of radiation therapy / Faiz M. Khan. 4th ed. c2010.
Description: p. ; cm.
Contents: Preface vii CHAPTER 1: Structure of MatterLecture 1A Lecture 1B The Atom ... 3Forces of Nature and Fundamental Particles ... 7Review Questions ... 11CHAPTER 2: Nuclear TransformationsLecture 2A Lecture 2B Radioactivity ... 15Nuclear Reactions ... 23Review Questions ... 27CHAPTER 3: Production of X-RaysLecture 3A Lecture 3B X-Ray Tubes ... 31Physics of X-Ray Production ... 37Review Questions ... 41CHAPTER 4: Clinical Radiation GeneratorsLecture 4A Lecture 4B X-Ray and Electron Beams ... 45Heavy Particle Accelerators ... 55Review Questions ... 60CHAPTER 5: Interactions of Ionizing RadiationLecture 5A Lecture 5B Photon Interactions ... 65Particle Interactions ... 72Review Questions ... 76CHAPTER 6: Measurement of Ionizing RadiationLecture 6A Lecture 6B Measurement of Exposure ... 81Chambers and Electrometers ... 87Review Questions ... 92CHAPTER 7: Quality of X-Ray BeamsLecture 7 Beam Quality ... Specification and Measurement of X-Ray97Review Questions ... 102CHAPTER 8: Measurement of Absorbed DoseLecture 8A Lecture 8B Dosimetry Concepts ... 107Dosimeters ... 113Review Questions ... 119CHAPTER 9: Dose Distribution and Scatter AnalysisLecture 9 Depth Dose and Tissue-Air Ratios ... 125Review Questions ... 133CHAPTER 10: A System of Dosimetric CalculationsLecture 10 Formalism for Monitor Units Calculation ... 139Review Questions ... 148CHAPTER 11: Distributions Treatment Planning I: IsodoseLecture 11 Isodose Distribution and Plan Evaluation ... 153Review Questions ... 170CHAPTER 12: Corrections, and Setup Treatment Planning II: Patient Data,Lecture 12A Treatment Verification ... Lecture 12B: Inhomogeneities ... Patient Data Acquisition, Simulation, and175Corrections for Irregular Surface and Tissue183Review Questions ... 190Contents xiCHAPTER 13: Skin Dose, and Field Separation Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping,Lecture 13 Field Separation ... Field Shaping, Surface Dose, and195Review Questions ... 204CHAPTER 14: Electron Beam TherapyLecture 14A Lecture 14B Electron Beam Interactions and Dosimetry ... 209Electron Beam Treatment Planning ... 220Review Questions ... 234CHAPTER 15: BrachytherapyLecture 15 Implantation and Dose Specification ... Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Rules of239Review Questions ... 249CHAPTER 16: Radiation ProtectionLecture 16 Radiation Protection and Shielding Design ... 253Review Questions ... 261CHAPTER 17: Quality AssuranceLecture 17 Quality Assurance and Maintenance ... 267Review Questions ... 273CHAPTER 18: Total Body IrradiationLecture 18 and Dosimetry ... Total Body Irradiation: Techniques277Review Questions ... 282CHAPTER 19: Radiation Therapy Three-Dimensional ConformalLecture 19 Treatment Planning ... 3D Conformal Radiotherapy: Dosimetry and287Review Questions ... 295xii ContentsCHAPTER 20: Intensity-Modulated Radiation TherapyLecture 20 and Delivery ... IMRT: Commissioning, Treatment Planning,299Review Questions ... 308CHAPTER 21: Stereotactic Radiation TherapyLecture 21 Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery ... 313Review Questions ... 320CHAPTER 22: High-Dose-Rate BrachytherapyLecture 22 Treatment Planning ... High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Dosimetry and325Review Questions ... 330CHAPTER 23: Prostate ImplantsLecture 23 Treatment Planning ... Prostate Implants: Technique, Dosimetry, and335Review Questions ... 343CHAPTER 24: Intravascular BrachytherapyLecture 24 and Dosimetry ... Intravascular Brachytherapy: Techniques347Review Questions ... 352CHAPTER 25: Image-Guided Radiation TherapyLecture 25 Tracking, and Imaging Dose ... IGRT: On-Board Imagers, Online Tumor355Review Questions ... 364CHAPTER 26: Proton Beam TherapyLecture 26 Treatment Planning ... Proton Beam Therapy: Dosimetry and367Review Questions ... 377Answers Index 383 379
Other Titles: Handbook of the physics of radiation therapy
Responsibility: Faiz M. Khan ... [et al.].

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