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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.

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PART I Building Blocks

1. Reference dosimetry for ionizing radiation

2. Relative dosimetry for MV beams

3. In-vivo dosimetry

4. Quality assurance and commissioning of new radiotherapy technology

5. Quality assurance of radiotherapy dose calculations

6. Immobilization techniques in radiotherapy

7. Image guidance and localization technologies for radiotherapy

8. Brachytherapy

9. Proton radiotherapy

10. Radiation safety and shielding in radiotherapy

11. Information Technology in Radiation Oncology

12. Quality and safety improvement in radiation oncology

PART II Clinical Applications

13. Simulation for radiotherapy treatment planning

14. Treatment planning quality metrics

15. The use of electrons for external beam radiotherapy

16. IMRT and VMAT

17. SRS and SBRT

18. Clinical aspects of image guidance and localization in radiotherapy

19. Respiratory motion management for external beam radiotherapy 

20. Intracavitary Brachytherapy

21. Interstitial Brachytherapy

22. Prostate seed implant

23. Intraoperative radiotherapy (IORT)

24. Special Procedures

Appendix I Resource Documents

Appendix II Glossary

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      9780323262095
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      9780323262095
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  • Manufacturer
    Elsevier
  • Publication Date
    Oct 16, 2015
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