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Title Practical radiotherapy : physics and equipment / edited by Pam Cherry, Angela M. Duxbury
Edition Second edition
Published Chichester, U.K. ; Ames, Iowa : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 292 pages) : illustrations
Contents Basic skills for radiotherapy physics / Elaine Ryan -- X-ray production / Elaine Ryan -- Radiation dosimetry / Jan Chianese and Fiona Chamberlain -- X-ray interactions with matter / Kathryn Cooke -- Pre-treatment imaging / Caroline Wright, Jonathan McConnell and Katheryn Churcher -- Simulation equipment / Alan Needham -- Immobilisation equipment / Helen White and Nick White -- Megavoltage equipment / David Flinton and Elizabeth Miles -- Kilovoltage equipment / David Flinton -- Treatment planning and computer systems / John Conway and Christopher M. Bragg -- Methods of beam direction / Anne Jessop -- Advanced treatment delivery / Pete Bridge -- Treatment verification / Cath Holborn -- Introduction to radiation protection / Pete Bridge -- Use of radionuclides in imaging and therapy / David Duncan -- Sealed sources in radiotherapy / Tony Flynn and Bruce Thomadsen
Summary Practical Radiotherapy introduces the reader to the physics and equipment that is central to radiotherapy practice. This Second Edition has been extensively revised and is fully up to date with key developments in equipment and practice, namely: stereotacic radiosurgery, CT SIM and SIM CT, portal imaging, MLC and HDR brachytherapy.€ Practical Radiotherapy is written by an experienced team of practitioners and teachers who present a difficult and dry subject in a reader-friendly manner, covering all of the required core information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical physics.
Radiotherapy -- Equipment and supplies.
Radiotherapy -- instrumentation.
Health Physics.
Form Electronic book
Author Cherry, Pam.
Duxbury, Angela.
ISBN 1405184264 (paper)
1444316184 (electronic bk.)
9781405184267 (paper)
9781444316186 (electronic bk.)