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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

Author: Charles M Washington; Dennis T Leaver
Publisher: Mosby, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4thView all editions and formats
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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2015002277
(OCoLC)901103702
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles M Washington; Dennis T Leaver
ISBN: 9780323287814 0323287816
OCLC Number: 953864090
Description: 1 online resource (928 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; IFC; Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy; Copyright; Dedication; Contributors; EVOLVE CONTRIBUTOR; Reviewers; Preface; NEW TO THIS EDITION; LEARNING AIDS; ANCILLARIES; Acknowledgments; Contents; UNIT I --
Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Cancer: An Overview; PATIENT PERSPECTIVE; BIOLOGIC PERSPECTIVE; ETIOLOGY AND EPIDEMIOLOGY; DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS; TREATMENT OPTIONS; PROGNOSIS; CLINICAL TRIALS; THE RADIATION ONCOLOGY TEAM; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 2 --
The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management; THE CASE FOR ETHICS IN RADIATION THERAPY. PATIENT AUTONOMY AND INFORMED CONSENTDYING PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES; LEGAL DOCTRINES; RISK MANAGEMENT; MEDICAL RECORDS; SUMMARY; REFERENCE; Chapter 3 --
Principles of Pathology; CELLS AND THE NATURE OF DISEASE; THE PATHOLOGY OF NEOPLASMS; ESTABLISHMENT OF A PATHOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS; CLASSIFICATION OF CANCER; BIOLOGY OF THE CANCER CELL; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 4 --
Overview of Radiobiology; INTERACTION OF RADIATION AND MATTER; CELLULAR RESPONSE TO RADIATION; CELL SURVIVAL CURVES; RADIOSENSITIVITY; SYSTEMIC RESPONSE TO RADIATION; TOTAL-BODY RESPONSE TO RADIATION; LATE EFFECTS OF RADIATION. RADIATION THERAPYPRESENT STATUS OF RADIATION THERAPY; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 5 --
Detection and Diagnosis; INTRODUCTION TO DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS; PATIENT INTERVIEWS AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL; MEDICAL RECORD AND MEDICAL HISTORY; PHYSICAL EXAMINATION; SCREENING; AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DETECTING CANCER; LABORATORY STUDIES; MEDICAL IMAGING; CANCER DIAGNOSIS (BIOPSY); STAGING SYSTEMS; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 6 --
Medical Imaging; HISTORIC OVERVIEW; RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING CONCEPTS; X-RAY TUBE; X-RAY PRODUCTION; X-RAY INTERACTIONS WITH MATTER; FUNDAMENTALS OF IMAGING. RECORDING MEDIAAPPLICATIONS IN RADIATION ONCOLOGY; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 7 --
Treatment Delivery Equipment; OVERVIEW OF TREATMENT DELIVERY EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT DEVELOPMENT; CHARACTERISTICS OF KILOVOLTAGE X-RAY EQUIPMENT; MEGAVOLTAGE EQUIPMENT; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 8 --
Treatment Procedures; RADIATION ONCOLOGY RECORD; TREATMENT SESSION PREPARATION; TREATMENT ROOM; PATIENT; PATIENT TRANSFERS; PATIENT POSITION, ISOCENTER, AND FIELD PLACEMENT; VERIFICATION IMAGING (ISOCENTER); BEAM POSITION AND SHAPE; VERIFICATION IMAGING (PORTAL); BEAM-MODIFYING DEVICES. ASSESSMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF TREATMENT PARAMETERSTREATMENT DELIVERY; TREATMENT TECHNIQUES; ELECTRON BEAM; TREATMENT ROOM MAINTENANCE; SUMMARY; REFERENCES; Chapter 9 --
Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities; DEFINITIONS; REGULATORY AGENCIES AND PUBLIC OVERSIGHT; INFECTION CYCLE AND DISEASE PHASES; TRANSMISSION ROUTES; DEFENSE MECHANISMS; DRUG USE AND DRUG-RESISTANT MICROORGANISMS; HEALTH CARE FACILITY EPIDEMIOLOGY; PERSONNEL AND STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES AND PERTINENT INFECTIOUS DISEASES; EVOLUTION OF ISOLATION PRACTICES; ISOLATION CHAOS LEADS TO A NEW ISOLATION GUIDELINE.
Responsibility: Charles M. Washington, Dennis T. Leaver.

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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond. Comprehensive co.

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