Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice

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P Mayles, A Nahum, J.C Rosenwald
CRC Press, 12.06.2007 - 1470 Seiten
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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
 

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CHAPTER 2 Radiactivity
19
CHAPTER 3 Interactions of Charged Particles with Matter
35
CHAPTER 4 Interactions of Photons with Matter
57
CHAPTER 5 The Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Transport
75
CHAPTER 6 Principles and Basic Concepts in Radiation Dosimetry
89
Radiobiology
123
CHAPTER 7 Radiobiology of Tumours
127
CHAPTER 8 Radiobiology of Normal Tissues
149
CHAPTER 35 Dose Evaluation of Treatment Plans
719
CHAPTER 36 Biological Evaluation of Treatment Plans
731
Quality Assurance
789
CHAPTER 37 Rationale and Management of the Quality System
793
CHAPTER 38 Quality Control of Megavoltage Equipment
809
CHAPTER 39 Quality Assurance of the Treatment Planning Process
841
CHAPTER 40 Quality Control of Treatment Delivery
867
CHAPTER 41 Recording and VerificationNetworking
897

CHAPTER 9 Dose Fractionation in Radiotherapy
163
Equipment
183
CHAPTER 10 Kilovoltage XRay Units
187
CHAPTER 11 Linear Accelerators
197
CHAPTER 12 Cobalt Machines
241
CHAPTER 13 Simulators
251
CHAPTER 14 Portal Imaging Devices
261
Dose Measurement
275
CHAPTER 15 Ionisation Chambers
279
CHAPTER 16 Radiothermoluminescent Dosimeters and Diodes
303
CHAPTER 17 Radiation Sensitive Films and Gels
321
CHAPTER 18 Absolute Dose Determination under Reference Conditions
333
CHAPTER 19 Relative Dose Measurements and Commissioning
367
Supplementary Details on Codes of Practice for Absolute Dose Determination
385
Clinical Beams
429
CHAPTER 20 From Measurements to Calculations
433
CHAPTER 21 Kilovoltage XRays
439
CHAPTER 22 Megavoltage Photon Beams
451
CHAPTER 23 Manual Dose Calculations on Photon Beams
483
CHAPTER 24 Electron Beams
519
Patient Dose Computation Methods
545
CHAPTER 25 Principles of Patient Dose Computation
549
CHAPTER 26 Patient Dose Computation for Photon Beams
559
CHAPTER 27 Patient Dose Computation for Electron Beams
587
CHAPTER 28 MonteCarlo Based Patient Dose Computation
603
Treatment Planning
633
CHAPTER 29 Target Definition
637
CHAPTER 30 Patient Data Acquisition
647
CHAPTER 31 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Treatment Planning
657
CHAPTER 32 Beam DefinitionVirtual Simulation
669
CHAPTER 33 PhotonBeam Treatment Planning Techniques
681
CHAPTER 34 ElectronBeam Treatment Planning Techniques
701
CHAPTER 42 Data Communication with DICOM
909
Special Techniques
937
CHAPTER 43 Conformal and IntensityModulated Radiotherapy
943
Practical Aspects
975
CHAPTER 45 Stereotactic Techniques
987
CHAPTER 46 Proton Beams in Radiotherapy
1005
CHAPTER 47 Total Body Irradiation
1033
CHAPTER 48 Total Skin Electron Irradiation
1043
CHAPTER 49 HighLET Modalities
1053
Brachytherapy
1089
CHAPTER 50 Clinical Introduction to Brachytherapy
1093
CHAPTER 51 Calibration and Quality Assurance of Brachytherapy Sources
1101
CHAPTER 52 Afterloading Equipment for Brachytherapy
1117
CHAPTER 53 Dose Calcutation for Brachytherapy Sources
1131
CHAPTER 54 Brachytherapy Treatment Planning
1141
CHAPTER 55 Radiobiology of Brachytherapy
1181
Therapy with Unsealed Sources
1201
CHAPTER 56 Dosimetry of Unsealed Sources
1205
CHAPTER 57 Radionuclide Selection for Unsealed Source Therapy
1211
CHAPTER 58 Radiopharmaceutical Targeting for Unsealed Source Therapy
1219
Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
1229
CHAPTER 59 Theoretical Background to Radiation Protection
1233
CHAPTER 60 Radiation Protection Regulation
1245
CHAPTER 61 Practical Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy
1257
Reference Data
1303
TABLES M1 PHYSICAL CONSTANTS AND USEFUL DATA
1305
TABLES M2 ELECTRON STOPPING POWERS RANGES AND RADIATION YIELDS
1308
TABLE M3 PHOTON INTERACTION COEFFICIENTS
1335
TABLE M4 RADIOACTIVE NUCLIDES USED IN RADIOTHERPAY
1388
Index
1397
Back cover
1453
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