Physics for Clinical Oncology

Author: Amen Sibtain,Andrew Morgan,Niall MacDougall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573352

Category: Medical

Page: 263

View: 6907

To be able to perform radiotherapy effectively, oncologists and radiographers need to understand the physics behind it. This book is the first on radiation physics written specifically for the needs of the practising oncology team.

Physics for Clinical Oncology

Author: Amen Sibtain,Andrew Morgan,Niall MacDougall

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191628786

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 1758

Trainees in oncology learn about ionising radiation, but to understand it fully they must also understand the physics relevant to its use in therapy. This is the first book written specifically for the oncology and radiation team. It begins with basic concepts and then explores the principles and practice of physics as it relates to radiotherapy, including discussion of specific types of therapy. ABOUT THE SERIES: Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in this series takes the reader through the basic principles of the use of ionising radiation and then develops this by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Radioisotope Therapy

Author: Peter J Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198568428

Category: Medical

Page: 189

View: 2624

Radioisotope therapy is an internal form of radiation used to treat cancer; it may be administered orally or intravenously and represents the nearest treatment option to the 'magic bullet', specifically targeting sites of disease whilst sparing surrounding normal tissues. Radioisotope therapy has an important role to play in modern medicine, particularly in the treatment of thyroid disease, neuroendocrine tumours, bone metastasis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is found in both the diagnostic setting and in therapy, but recently there has been a renaissance in the application of radioisotope unsealed sources in therapeutic indications. It is an active area of research, with the quest for new compounds that will be specific for therapeutic targets. This book is an essential, practical guide to the use of radioisotope therapy, and also includes the background and developmental biology which underpins its use. Individual tumours and diseases are explored, with specific focus given to radioisotope treatment options. The barriers to radioisotope therapy, such as ease of access, acquisition of radioisotopes, radiation protection regulations, and cost are also discussed. ABOUT THE SERIES Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease, with over 50% of patients receiving treatment at some time during the management of their malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in this series takes the reader through the basic principles of different types of radiotherapy, and then develops these by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Imaging

Author: Peter Hoskin,Vicky Goh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923132X

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 6358

Imaging is a critical component of the management of patients having radiotherapy. This book covers the basic principles of the main imaging modalities; site specific chapters give best practice for individual tumour sites, and it also contains information on radioprotection and regulatory issues.

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper's Clinical Radiation Oncology

Author: Sonja Dieterich,Eric Ford,Daniel Pavord,Jing Zeng

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263755

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 4531

Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects and patient-related aspects of current clinical practice. Offers key practice guideline recommendations from professional societies throughout — including AAPM, ASTRO, ABS, ACR, IAEA, and others. Includes therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources, plus the equipment associated with their production, use, measurement, and evaluation. Features a "For the Physician" box in each chapter, which summarizes the key points with the most impact on the quality and safety of patient care. Provides a user-friendly appendix with annotated compilations of all relevant recommendation documents. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy

Author: Peter Hoskin,Catherine Coyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600902

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 5316

This book provides practical guidance on the use of brachytherapy. Each chapter gives the reader a solid background in the physics and dosimetry of the technique, followed by practical information on its use in common disease sites.

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Theory and Practice

Author: P Mayles,A Nahum,J.C Rosenwald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420012026

Category: Science

Page: 1470

View: 9161

From background physics and biological models to the latest imaging and treatment modalities, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice covers all theoretical and practical aspects of radiotherapy physics. In this comprehensive reference, each part focuses on a major area of radiotherapy, beginning with an introduction by the editors and then subdividing into self-contained chapters. The first three parts present the fundamentals of the underlying physics, radiobiology, and technology involved. The ensuing sections discuss the support requirements of external beam radiotherapy, such as dose measurements, properties of clinical beams, patient dose computation, treatment planning, and quality assurance, followed by a part that explores exciting new advances that include developments in photon and particle therapy. Subsequent sections examine brachytherapy using sealed and unsealed sources and provide the framework of radiation protection, including an appendix that describes the detailed application of UK legislation. The final part contains handy tables of both physical constants and attenuation data. To achieve safe and effective radiotherapy, there needs to be a close understanding among various disciplines. With contributions from renowned specialists, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge for medical physicists, researchers, radiation oncologists, and radiation technologists.

Radiotherapy in Practice

External Beam Therapy

Author: Peter J. Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198529293

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 1706

External beam therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edges of the site where cancer is found. The goal is to destroy any abnormal cells and prevent the growth or regrowth of the tumor. This book provides practical guidance on the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and planning, and then developing this by individual sites.

Practical Clinical Oncology

Author: Louise Hanna,Tom Crosby,Fergus Macbeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683629

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 8151

A complete guide to clinical oncology, covering the main treatment modalities and diagnosis and treatment strategies for specific tumour types.

Practical Radiotherapy Planning Fourth Edition

Author: Ann Barrett,Jane Dobbs,Tom Roques

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0340927739

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 3664

Planning is a critical stage of radiotherapy. Careful consideration of the complex variables involved and critical assessment of the techniques available are fundamental to good and effective practice. First published in 1985, Practical Radiotherapy Planning has, over three editions, established itself as the popular choice for the trainee raditation oncologist and radiographer, providing the 'nuts and bolts' of planning in a practical and accessible manner. This fourth edition encompasses a wealth of new material, reflecting the radical change in the practice of radiotherapy in recent years. The information contained within the introductory chapters has been expanded and brought up to date, and a new chapter on patient management has been added. CT stimulators, MLC shieldings and dose profiles, principles of IMRT, and use of MRI, PET and ultrasound are all included, amongst other new developments in this field. The aim of the book remains unchanged. Complexity of treatment planning has increased greatly, but the fourth edition continues to emphasise underlying principles of treatment that can be applied for conventional, conformal and novel treatments, taking into account advances in imaging and treatment delivery.

Radiobiology for the Radiologist

Author: Eric J. Hall,Amato J. Giaccia

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1496395131

Category: Medical

Page: 624

View: 5977

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from 3rd Party sellers are not guaranteed by the Publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Considered the “gold standard” in the field for over 45 years, Radiobiology for the Radiologist combines traditional and molecular radiation biology principles and appeals to students, residents, and veteran clinical practitioners. This edition continues the two-part format of previous editions and features brand-new chapters, thoroughly updated content, and hundreds of figures that provide a visual context to the information in each chapter.

Radiation Oncology

Management Decisions

Author: Carlos A. Perez,Luther W. Brady

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 160547911X

Category: Medical

Page: 867

View: 7364

Ideal for on-the-spot consultation, this pocket manual, Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions, provides easily accessible information for residents and practitioners in radiation oncology. It presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the clinical setting. The first eight chapters of the book focus on key basic concepts; the remaining 46 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types. Includes coverage of pain and palliation, and covers all latest therapeutic techniques. This edition includes expanded information on image-guided therapy, 3D techniques, and 4D protocols. The updated cancer staging guidelines have been used throughout the manual. In addition, there is a brand-new chapter devoted to QUANTEC dosage recommendations.

Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy

Radiation Physics, Therapy, and Oncology

Author: C. K. Bomford,I. H. Kunkler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780443062018

Category: Medical

Page: 687

View: 5039

A comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant diseases.

The Physics of Radiation Therapy

Author: Faiz M. Khan

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 1451149131

Category: Medical

Page: 592

View: 1511

Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy

Author: Xun Jia,Steve B. Jiang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482244799

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 8340

Use the GPU Successfully in Your Radiotherapy Practice With its high processing power, cost-effectiveness, and easy deployment, access, and maintenance, the graphics processing unit (GPU) has increasingly been used to tackle problems in the medical physics field, ranging from computed tomography reconstruction to Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation. Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy collects state-of-the-art research on GPU computing and its applications to medical physics problems in radiation therapy. Tackle Problems in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy The book first offers an introduction to the GPU technology and its current applications in radiotherapy. Most of the remaining chapters discuss a specific application of a GPU in a key radiotherapy problem. These chapters summarize advances and present technical details and insightful discussions on the use of GPU in addressing the problems. The book also examines two real systems developed with GPU as a core component to accomplish important clinical tasks in modern radiotherapy. Translate Research Developments to Clinical Practice Written by a team of international experts in radiation oncology, biomedical imaging, computing, and physics, this book gets clinical and research physicists, graduate students, and other scientists up to date on the latest in GPU computing for radiotherapy. It encourages you to bring this novel technology to routine clinical radiotherapy practice.

CT Anatomy for Radiotherapy

Author: Peter Bridge,David J Tipper

Publisher: M&K Update Ltd

ISBN: 1910451592

Category: Medical

Page: 340

View: 7652

Physics in Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide

Author: Ping Xia, PhD,Andrew Godley, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 161705240X

Category: Medical

Page: 476

View: 8011

This guide & companion to the Radiation Oncology Self-Assessment Guide is a comprehensive physics review for anyone in the field of radiation oncology looking to enhance their knowledge of medical physics. It covers in depth the principles of radiation physics as applied to radiation therapy along with their technical and clinical applications. To foster retention of key concepts and data, the resource utilizes a user-friendly ìflash cardî question and answer format with over 800 questions. The questions are supported by detailed answers and rationales along with reference citations for source information. The Guide is comprised of 14 chapters that lead the reader through the radiation oncology physics field, from basic physics to current practice and latest innovations. Aspects of basic physics covered include fundamentals, photon and particle interactions, and dose measurement. A section on current practice covers treatment planning, safety, regulations, quality assurance, and SBRT, SRS, TBI, IMRT, and IGRT techniques. A chapter unique to this volume is dedicated to those topics in diagnostic imaging most relevant to radiology, including MRI, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, mammography, PET, SPECT, and CT. New technologies such as VMAT, novel IGRT devices, proton therapy, and MRI-guided therapy are also incorporated. Focused and authoritative, this must-have review combines the expertise of clinical radiation oncology and radiation physics faculty from the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute. Key Features: Includes more than 800 questions with detailed answers and rationales A one-stop guide for those studying the physics of radiation oncology including those wishing to reinforce their current knowledge of medical physics Delivered in a ìflash cardî format to facilitate recall of key concepts and data Presents a unique chapter on diagnostic imaging topics most relevant to radiation oncology Content provided by a vast array of contributors, including physicists, radiation oncology residents, dosimetrists, and physicians About the Editors: Andrew Godley, PhD, is Staff Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH Ping Xia, PhD, is Head of Medical Physics and Professor of Molecular Medicine, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH.

External Beam Therapy

Author: Peter Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969656X

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 3648

External Beam Therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edge of the site where cancer is found. This second editon provides practical guidance of the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and then developing this by individual sites.

Clinical Radiation Oncology

Author: Leonard L. Gunderson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323240984

Category: Medical

Page: 1622

View: 8058

Radiation oncology for physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource; this updated edition provides the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. You will broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, and access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities.

Radiation Oncology Physics

A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Author: Ervin B. Podgoršak

Publisher: IAEA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

View: 3625

This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in teaching programmes in field of medical radiation physics, and it covers the basic medical physics knowledge required in the form of a syllabus for modern radiation oncology. The information will be useful to those preparing for professional certification exams in radiation oncology, medical physics, dosimetry or radiotherapy technology.