Radiation Therapy Physics

Radiation Therapy Physics

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The Third Edition of Radiation Therapy Physics addresses in concise fashion the fundamental diagnostic radiologic physics principles as well as their clinical implications. Along with coverage of the concepts and applications for the radiation treatment of cancer patients, the authors have included reviews of the most up-to-date instrumentation and critical historical links. The text includes coverage of imaging in therapy planning and surveillance, calibration protocols, and precision radiation therapy, as well as discussion of relevant regulation and compliance activities. It contains an updated and expanded section on computer applications in radiation therapy and electron beam therapy, and features enhanced user-friendliness and visual appeal with a new, easy-to-follow format, including sidebars and a larger trim size. With its user-friendly presentation and broad, comprehensive coverage of radiotherapy physics, this Third Edition doubles as a medical text and handy professional reference.The air-kerma strength (Sk) is the air-kerma rate measured at a specified distance, usually 1 m. Air-kerma strength is expressed in units of UGy - m2lhr or cGy-cmzlhr. Air-kerma strength is related to the exposure rate X (Rlhr) at a referenceanbsp;...

Title:Radiation Therapy Physics
Author:William R. Hendee, Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Eric G. Hendee
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2013-05-13


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