Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

Hardback Churchill Livingstone

By (author) R. Paul Symonds, By (author) Charles Deehan, By (author) Catherine Meredith, By (author) Dr. John A. Mills

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Hardback | 704 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 250mm x 36mm | 1,642g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0443074860
  • ISBN 13: 9780443074868
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 150,013

Product description

This is a comprehensive textbook of radiotherapy and related radiation physics and oncology for use by all those concerned with the uses of radiation and cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of patients with malignant disease. Walter & Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy has become the core text for therapeutic radiography students and an important introductory text for trainee radiologists and clinical physicists. The book is divided into two parts: the first covers underlying principles of physics, and the second is a systematic review by tumour site concentrating on the role of radiotherapy in the treatment of malignant disease and setting its use in context with chemotherapy and surgery. The 7th edition continues the tradition of bringing the physics and clinical application of radiation for therapy together at entry level and is completely revised to take into account the huge technological advances in radiotherapy treatment since publication of the previous edition.

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"This updated text reflects the significant changes to practice that have been witness since the last edition was published...A strength of Walter and Miller's textbook has always been that it logically orders the information it provides. readers will be pleased to see that this strategy has not been lost in this edition, with clear descriptions of anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, staging and treatment ...This seventh edition is likely to remain a 'must buy' for student radiographers...In these austere times where students will think carefully about the book purchases they make, Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy is likely to fit this niche market and support the studies of the next generation of radiotherapy professionals." Radiotherapy, May 2012 ? "The book is divided into two parts...The first section provides a reasonable introduction to the basic principles of radiation physics...The second section consists of?general overviews of a number of tumor types?with a radiotherapy slant...This is an updated edition of a well-known textbook which brings together some useful information for those new to the field of radiotherapy." RAD Magazine, Aug 2012?

Table of contents

Section 1 1. Atoms, nuclei and radioactivity 2. Radiation interactions with matter 3. Radiation measurement and detection 4. Radiation protection 5. Imaging with X-ray, MRI and ultrasound 6. Imaging with radionuclides 7. Therapy with unsealed radionuclides 8. Radiotherapy beam production 9. Radiation treatment planning: immobilisation, localisation and verification techniques 10. Principles and practice of radiation treatment planning 11. Brachytherapy 12. Networking, data and image handling and computing in radiotherapy 13. Quality control in radiotherapy 14. Quality management in radiotherapy Section 2 15. Epidemiology of cancer, screening, etc 16. Biological and pathological introduction 17. Molecular, cellular and tissue effects of radiotherapy 18. Principles and management of patients with cancer 19. Chemotherapy and hormones 20. Skin and lip cancer 21. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma 22. Head and neck cancer - general principles 23. Thyroid cancer 24. Gastro-intestinal cancer 25. Tumours of the thorax 26. Breast cancer 27. Gynaecological cancer 28. Kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, urethra, penis 29. Lymphoma and disease of bone marrow 30. Tumours of the central nervous system 31. Eye and orbit 32. Sarcomas 33. Paediatric oncology 34. Care of patients during radiotherapy 35. Medical complications of malignant disease