Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

Hardback Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

By (author) Charles M. Washington, By (author) Dennis T. Leaver


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  • Publisher: Mosby
  • Format: Hardback | 1008 pages
  • Dimensions: 224mm x 284mm x 43mm | 3,039g
  • Publication date: 11 March 2009
  • Publication City/Country: St Louis
  • ISBN 10: 0323053629
  • ISBN 13: 9780323053624
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 660 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 120,757

Product description

Learn everything you need to know about radiation therapy with the only comprehensive text written for radiation therapy students by radiation therapists. "Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy" is designed to help you understand cancer management, improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation, and apply complex concepts to treatment planning and delivery. This edition features enhanced learning tools and thoroughly updated content, including three new chapters to inform you of increasingly important technologies and practices. The up-to-date and authoritative coverage of this text make it a resource you'll want to consult throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.

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Table of contents

Unit I: Introduction 1. Cancer: An Overview 2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management 3. Principles of Pathology 4. Overview of Radiobiology 5. Detection and Diagnosis 6. Radiographic Imaging 7. Treatment Delivery Equipment 8. Treatment Procedures 9. Education 10. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology 11. Assessment 12. Pharmacology and Drug Administration Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment 13. Applied Mathematics Review 14. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics 15. Aspects of Brachytherapy 16. Image Guided Radiation Therapy NEW! 17. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy NEW 18. Radiation Safety and Protection 19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology 20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy 21. Simulator Design 22. Conventional Simulation 23. CT Simulation NEW! 24. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations 25. Dose Distributions 26. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy 27. Electronic Charting and Image Management Unit III: Practical Applications 28. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 29. Lymphoreticular System 30. Leukemia 31. Endocrine System 32. Respiratory System 33. Head and Neck Cancers 34. Central Nervous System 35. Digestive System 36. Gynecological Tumors 37. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary 38. Breast Cancer 39. Pediatric Solid Tumors 40. Skin and Melanoma Glossary