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Title Medical applications of accelerators / editors, Alexander W. Chao, Weiren Chou
Published Singapore : World Scientific, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 312 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Reviews of accelerator science and technology ; v. 2, 2009
Contents Physical and biological basis of proton and of carbon ion radiation therapy and clinical outcome data / Herman Suit, Thomas F. Delaney and Alexei Trofimov -- The production of radionuclides for radiotracers in nuclear medicine / Thomas J. Ruth -- Proton radiation therapy in the hospital environment : conception, development, and operation of the initial hospital-based facility / James M. Slater, Jerry D. Slater and Andrew J. Wroe -- Microwave electron linacs for oncology / David H. Whittum -- Heavy-particle radiotherapy : system design and application / H. Tsujii, S. Minohara and K. Noda -- High frequency linacs for hadrontherapy / Ugo Amaldi, Saverio Braccini and Paolo Puggioni -- Medical cyclotrons / D.L. Friesel and T.A. Antaya -- Synchrotrons for hadrontherapy / Marco G. Pullia -- Beam delivery systems for particle radiation therapy : current status and recent developments / J.M. Schippers -- Laser acceleration of ions for radiation therapy / Toshiki Tajima, Dietrich Habs and Xueqing Yan -- FFAGs as accelerators and beam delivery devices for ion cancer therapy / Dejan Trbojevic -- The dielectric wall accelerator / George J. Caporaso, Yu-Jiuan Chen and Stephen E. Sampayan -- The supercollider : the Texas days -- a personal recollection of its short life and demise / Stanley Wojcicki -- A man for all seasons : Robert R. Wilson / Edwin L. Goldwasser
Summary The theme of this volume, "Medical Applications of Accelerators", is of enormous importance to human health and has a deep impact on our society. The invention of particle accelerators in the early 20th century created a whole new world for producing energetic X-rays, electrons, protons, neutrons and other particle beams. Immediately these beams found revolutionary applications in medicine. There are two important yet distinct medical applications. One is that accelerators produce radioisotopes for various nuclear medicines for millions of patients each year. The other is that accelerators produce particle beams for radiation therapy for the treatment of cancer. The particle beams can be X-rays (generated by high-energy electrons), protons, neutrons or heavy ions such as carbon. Today there are more than 5,000 accelerators routinely used in hospitals all over the world for nuclear medicine and cancer therapy. The great potential of accelerator applications in medicine can hardly be exaggerated. This volume contains 14 articles, all written by distinguished scholars
Notes Two columns to the page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Particle accelerators.
Form Electronic book
Author Chao, Alexander Wu.
Chou, Weiren.
ISBN 9789814299350 (e-book)
9814299359 (e-book)