Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

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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. 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 qFor the Physicianq 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.AAPMTG61 is based on an air kerma calibration of an ion chamber. ... such as 192Ir, a generic value can be used.24 The IPEM has published a protocol for 192Ir using reference air kerma rate (RAKR).25 The RAKR is given as Gysaˆ’1 at 1 m.

Title:Practical Radiation Oncology Physics
Author:Sonja Dieterich, Eric Ford, Daniel Pavord, Jing Zeng
Publisher:Elsevier Health Sciences - 2015-06-24


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