Hendee’s Radiation Therapy Physics, 4th Edition

Book Description

The publication of this fourth edition, more than ten years on from the publication of Radiation Therapy Physics third edition, provides a comprehensive and valuable update to the educational offerings in this field. Led by a new team of highly esteemed authors, building on Dr Hendee’s tradition, Hendee’s Radiation Therapy Physics offers a succinctly written, fully modernised update.

Radiation physics has undergone many changes in the past ten years: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has become a routine method of radiation treatment delivery, imaging has replaced film-screen imaging for localization and verification, image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is frequently used, in many centers proton therapy has become a viable mode of radiation therapy, new approaches have been introduced to radiation therapy quality assurance and safety that focus more on process rather than specific performance , and the explosion in patient-and machine-related data has necessitated an increased awareness of the role of informatics in radiation therapy. As such, this edition reflects the huge advances made over the last ten years. This book:

  • Provides state of the art content throughout
  • Contains four brand new chapters; image-guided therapy, proton radiation therapy, radiation therapy informatics, and quality and safety improvement
  • Fully revised and expanded imaging chapter discusses the increased role of digital imaging and computed tomography (CT) simulation
  • The chapter on quality and safety contains content in support of new residency requirements
  • Includes problem and answer sets for self-test

This edition is essential reading for radiation oncologists in training, students of physics, dosimetry, and anyone interested in radiation therapy physics, quality, and safety.

Table of Contents

Appendix: Answers To Selected Problems
Chapter 1 Atomic Structure And Radioactive Decay
Chapter 2 Interactions Of X Rays And Gamma Rays
Chapter 3 Interactions Of Particulate Radiation With Matter
Chapter 4 Machines For Producing Radiation
Chapter 5 Measurement Of Ionizing Radiation
Chapter 6 Calibration Of Megavoltage Beams Of X Rays And Electrons
Chapter 7 Central-Axis Point Dose Calculations
Chapter 8 External Beam Dose Calculations
Chapter 9 External Beam Treatment Planning And Delivery
Chapter 10 The Basics Of Medical Imaging
Chapter 11 Diagnostic Imaging And Applications To Radiation Therapy
Chapter 12 Tumor Targeting: Image-Guided And Adaptive Radiation Therapy
Chapter 13 Systems
Chapter 14 Radiation Oncology Informatics
Chapter 15 Physics Of Proton Radiation Therapy
Chapter 16 Sources For Implant Therapy And Dose Calculation
Chapter 17 Brachytherapy Treatment Planning
Chapter 18 Radiation Protection
Chapter 19 Quality Assurance
Chapter 20 Patient Safety And Quality Improvement

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