Practical Radiotherapy: Physics and Equipment 2nd Edition
The early section of the book deals with the essential physics and mathematics of radiation beams with chapters on atomic and applied laws of physics, X-ray production, radiation dosimetry and X-ray interactions with matter.
Each of the key pieces of radiotherapy department equipment is described in detail and further sections embrace all aspects of the therapeutic radiographer’s work including: imaging systems, verification and immobilisation, legislation, radionuclide imaging and brachytherapy.
Based on the most up-to-date scientific information in radiotherapy, Pracatical 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.
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.
• Covers the required core information in a single volume
• Reader-friendly style and format
• Self-assessment and further reading at the end of each chapter
• All of the contributors are well known teachers in the field
- Paperback: 302 pages
- Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 2 edition (August 4, 2009)
- Language: English