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Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy

Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy
titolo Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy
argomento Medicina Radiologia Radioterapia
editore Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
formato Libro
pagine 400
pubblicazione 2011
ISBN 9781605476810
86,00 73,10
Risparmi: € 12,90
Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy. The lecture book will provide a digest of the material contained in The Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lectures will be presented somewhat similar to a PowerPoint format, discussing key points of individual chapters. Selected diagrams from the textbook will be used to initiate the discussion. New illustrations will used, wherever needed, to enhance the understanding of important concepts. Discussion will be condensed and often bulleted. Theoretical details will be referred to the textbook and the cited literature. A problem set practice questions will be provided at the end

Indice testuale

Preface vii CHAPTER 1: Structure of MatterLecture 1A Lecture 1B The Atom ... 3Forces of Nature and Fundamental Particles ... 7Review Questions ... 11CHAPTER 2: Nuclear TransformationsLecture 2A Lecture 2B Radioactivity ... 15Nuclear Reactions ... 23Review Questions ... 27CHAPTER 3: Production of X-RaysLecture 3A Lecture 3B X-Ray Tubes ... 31Physics of X-Ray Production ... 37Review Questions ... 41CHAPTER 4: Clinical Radiation GeneratorsLecture 4A Lecture 4B X-Ray and Electron Beams ... 45Heavy Particle Accelerators ... 55Review Questions ... 60CHAPTER 5: Interactions of Ionizing RadiationLecture 5A Lecture 5B Photon Interactions ... 65Particle Interactions ... 72Review Questions ... 76CHAPTER 6: Measurement of Ionizing RadiationLecture 6A Lecture 6B Measurement of Exposure ... 81Chambers and Electrometers ... 87Review Questions ... 92CHAPTER 7: Quality of X-Ray BeamsLecture 7 Beam Quality ... Specification and Measurement of X-Ray97Review Questions ... 102CHAPTER 8: Measurement of Absorbed DoseLecture 8A Lecture 8B Dosimetry Concepts ... 107Dosimeters ... 113Review Questions ... 119CHAPTER 9: Dose Distribution and Scatter AnalysisLecture 9 Depth Dose and Tissue-Air Ratios ... 125Review Questions ... 133CHAPTER 10: A System of Dosimetric CalculationsLecture 10 Formalism for Monitor Units Calculation ... 139Review Questions ... 148CHAPTER 11: Distributions Treatment Planning I: IsodoseLecture 11 Isodose Distribution and Plan Evaluation ... 153Review Questions ... 170CHAPTER 12: Corrections, and Setup Treatment Planning II: Patient Data,Lecture 12A Treatment Verification ... Lecture 12B: Inhomogeneities ... Patient Data Acquisition, Simulation, and175Corrections for Irregular Surface and Tissue183Review Questions ... 190Contents xiCHAPTER 13: Skin Dose, and Field Separation Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping,Lecture 13 Field Separation ... Field Shaping, Surface Dose, and195Review Questions ... 204CHAPTER 14: Electron Beam TherapyLecture 14A Lecture 14B Electron Beam Interactions and Dosimetry ... 209Electron Beam Treatment Planning ... 220Review Questions ... 234CHAPTER 15: BrachytherapyLecture 15 Implantation and Dose Specification ... Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Rules of239Review Questions ... 249CHAPTER 16: Radiation ProtectionLecture 16 Radiation Protection and Shielding Design ... 253Review Questions ... 261CHAPTER 17: Quality AssuranceLecture 17 Quality Assurance and Maintenance ... 267Review Questions ... 273CHAPTER 18: Total Body IrradiationLecture 18 and Dosimetry ... Total Body Irradiation: Techniques277Review Questions ... 282CHAPTER 19: Radiation Therapy Three-Dimensional ConformalLecture 19 Treatment Planning ... 3D Conformal Radiotherapy: Dosimetry and287Review Questions ... 295xii ContentsCHAPTER 20: Intensity-Modulated Radiation TherapyLecture 20 and Delivery ... IMRT: Commissioning, Treatment Planning,299Review Questions ... 308CHAPTER 21: Stereotactic Radiation TherapyLecture 21 Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery ... 313Review Questions ... 320CHAPTER 22: High-Dose-Rate BrachytherapyLecture 22 Treatment Planning ... High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Dosimetry and325Review Questions ... 330CHAPTER 23: Prostate ImplantsLecture 23 Treatment Planning ... Prostate Implants: Technique, Dosimetry, and335Review Questions ... 343CHAPTER 24: Intravascular BrachytherapyLecture 24 and Dosimetry ... Intravascular Brachytherapy: Techniques347Review Questions ... 352CHAPTER 25: Image-Guided Radiation TherapyLecture 25 Tracking, and Imaging Dose ... IGRT: On-Board Imagers, Online Tumor355Review Questions ... 364CHAPTER 26: Proton Beam TherapyLecture 26 Treatment Planning ... Proton Beam Therapy: Dosimetry and367Review Questions ... 377Answers Index 383 379

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