Step by Step Radiation Therapy: Treatment and Planning

Author: Arun Kumar Rathi

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN: 9352501241

Category: Medical

Page: 300

View: 8343

Step by Step Radiation Therapy: Treatment and Planning is a practical guide to radiation therapy. The book covers basic principles, planning and delivery of radiation treatment in a step by step manner, including therapy for breast, gastrointestinal, thoracic, central nervous system, genitourinary, thyroid, bone and soft tissue tumours.The book provides iinformation on the most recent advances in the field of radiation therapy, enhanced by full colour illustrations throughout the book, making this an essential resource for postgraduate trainees and oncologists.
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Handbook of Treatment Planning, 2nd Ed

Author: Gregory M. M. Videtic,Neil Woody,Andrew D. Vassil

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 1620700352

Category: Medical

Page: 264

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" This is a highly practical resource about the specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment. Pocket-sized and well organized for ease of use, the book is designed to lead radiation oncology trainees and residents step by step through the basics of radiotherapy planning and delivery for all major malignancies. This new, evidence-based edition retains the valued, practical features of the first edition while incorporating recent advances in the field. Chapters are the result of a joint collaboration between residents and staff radiation oncologists in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Cleveland Clinic. Sections are organized by body site or systemówhichever is best suited to consistency in presenting planning principles. Also included are such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics. More than 200 images help to clarify the steps of radiotherapy planning and delivery. Written by and for residents on the ""front lines"" of their training, it is also a valuable resource for training other professionals in the field such as technologists, nurses, dosimetrists, and others as well as a quick reference for practicing physicians. Key Features of Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology, Second Edition: Provides a consistent, step-by-step approach to effective radiotherapy planning and delivery Presents content in consistent, concise, bulleted format for easy review Includes over 200 color images Explains specific technical aspects of delivering radiation treatment Addresses such specialized topics as palliative therapy and pediatrics New to the Second Edition: Sereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate and GI tumors Intraoperative therapy for GI tumors Volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT) for brain tumors New coverage of MRI based planning in simulation "
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Strategies for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning

Author: Ping Xia,Andrew Godley,Chirag Shah,John Suh, M.D.

Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing

ISBN: 9780826122445

Category: Medical

Page: 275

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Strategies for Radiation Therapy Treatment Planning provides radiation oncologists, physicists, and dosimetrists with a step-by-step guide to implementing external beam treatment plans that meet clinical requirements for each major disease site. As a companion book to the Handbook of Treatment Planning in Radiation Oncology 2nd Edition, this book focuses on the technical aspects of treatment planning and the major challenges in creating highly conformal dose distributions, referenced to as treatment plans, for external beam radiotherapy. To overcome challenges associated with each step, leading experts at the Cleveland Clinic have consolidated their knowledge and experience of treatment planning techniques, potential pitfalls, and other difficulties to develop quality plans across the gamut of clinical scenarios in radiation therapy. The book begins with an overview of external beam treatment planning principles, inverse planning and advanced planning tools, and a chapter describing all components in simulation and verification. Following these introductory chapters, chapters comprise disease-site examples including central nervous system, head and neck, breast, thoracic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, gynecologic, lymphoma, and soft tissue sarcoma. The book concludes with expert guidance on planning for pediatric cancers and how to tailor palliative plans. Essential for all radiation therapy team members, including trainees, this book is for those who wish to learn or improve their treatment planning skills and understand the different treatment planning processes, plan evaluation, and patient setup. Key Features: Provides basic principles of treatment planning Contains step-by-step, illustrated descriptions of the treatment planning process Discusses the pros and cons of advanced treatment planning tools such as auto-planning, knowledge based planning, and multi-criteria based planning Describes each primary treatment site from simulation, patient immobilization, creation of various treatment plans, to plan evaluations Includes instructive sample plans to highlight best practices Comes with access to the fully downloadable eBook
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Radiation Therapy Planning

Author: Gunilla C. Bentel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070051157

Category: Medical

Page: 643

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Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Doody's Core Title for 2011! All new expanded edition provides step-by-step guidelines on performing the technical aspects of radiation therapy Important new coverage includes treatment preparation, 3-D treatment planning, dosimetry, new technologies, documentation, and quality assurance. In addition, you'll find added treatment planning guidelines by body region, and an expanded art program including many new 4-color illustrations.
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Microsoft Excel 2016 (Microsoft Press)

Einfache Anleitungen für wichtige Aufgaben

Author: Curtis Frye

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 3864918650

Category: Computers

Page: 474

View: 1603

Verstehen einfach gemacht! Steigern Sie Ihre Produktivität mit Excel 2016 und lernen Sie genau das, was Sie gerade im Moment benötigen. Die übersichtliche Struktur lässt Sie Lösungen sofort finden. Klare Anweisungen und viele farbige Bildschirmabbildungen zeigen Ihnen genau, wie's geht - Schritt für Schritt. • Organisieren Sie Ihre Arbeitsmappen, geben Sie schneller Daten ein und formatieren Sie sie übersichtlich. • Führen Sie Berechnungen durch und finden und korrigieren Sie Fehler. • Filtern, sortieren und kombinieren Sie Ihre Daten effizient. • Analysieren Sie Daten mit PivotTables, PivotCharts, Szenarien, Datentabellen und dem Solver. • Visualisieren Sie Daten mit Diagrammen inklusive der neuen Sunburst-, Wasserfall und Treemaps-Diagramme. • Erstellen Sie Datenmodelle und verwenden Sie sie in Business-Intelligence-Analysen. • Arbeiten Sie mit Zeitachsen, Prognosen und Visualisierungen einschließlich KPIs und PowerMap-Datenkarten. Übungsdateien zu diesem Buch finden Sie unter: http://www.dpunkt.de/excel-2016-SFS
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Image-Guided Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer

Author: James D. Cox,Joe Y. Chang,Ritsuko Komaki

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849387821

Category: Medical

Page: 192

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but IGRT (image guided radiation therapy) offers the possibility of more aggressive and enhanced treatments. The only available source on the subject that emphasizes new imaging techniques, and provides step-by-step treatment guidelines for lung cancer, this source helps clinicians locate and target tumors with enhanced speed, improve the accuracy of radiation delivery, and correctly target cancerous masses while avoiding surrounding structures. Edited by radiation oncology experts from the renowned M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, this guide: focuses on novel approaches using IGRT, particularly PET/CT, SPECT, 4-D CT, stereotactic body radiation therapy, IMRT and proton radiotherapy, and offers expert guidance on the dose, fractionation, target volume delineation (including recommended margins with and without respiratory gating based on our new 4-D CT study), and normal tissue tolerances stands as the first step-by-step guide for radiation oncologists to implement new image-guided techniques into their day-to-day clinical practice, and considers the practical issues of implementing these approaches into their routine helps clinicians use imaging technologies to detect changes in tumor size, shape, position, or metabolism over a course of radiotherapy treatment provides disease stage-specific treatment guidelines and clearly lays out imaging techniques serves as roadmap for future research and development
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Carbon-Ion Radiotherapy

Principles, Practices, and Treatment Planning

Author: Hirohiko Tsujii,Tadashi Kamada,Toshiyuki Shirai,Koji Noda,Hiroshi Tsuji,Kumiko Karasawa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 4431544577

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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This book serves as a practical guide for the use of carbon ions in cancer radiotherapy. On the basis of clinical experience with more than 7,000 patients with various types of tumors treated over a period of nearly 20 years at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences, step-by-step procedures and technological development of this modality are highlighted. The book is divided into two sections, the first covering the underlying principles of physics and biology, and the second section is a systematic review by tumor site, concentrating on the role of therapeutic techniques and the pitfalls in treatment planning. Readers will learn of the superior outcomes obtained with carbon-ion therapy for various types of tumors in terms of local control and toxicities. It is essential to understand that the carbon-ion beam is like a two-edged sword: unless it is used properly, it can increase the risk of severe injury to critical organs. In early series of dose-escalation studies, some patients experienced serious adverse effects such as skin ulcers, pneumonitis, intestinal ulcers, and bone necrosis, for which salvage surgery or hospitalization was required. To preclude such detrimental results, the adequacy of therapeutic techniques and dose fractionations was carefully examined in each case. In this way, significant improvements in treatment results have been achieved and major toxicities are no longer observed. With that knowledge, experts in relevant fields expand upon techniques for treatment delivery at each anatomical site, covering indications and optimal treatment planning. With its practical focus, this book will benefit radiation oncologists, medical physicists, medical dosimetrists, radiation therapists, and senior nurses whose work involves radiation therapy, as well as medical oncologists and others who are interested in radiation therapy.
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

Author: Charles M. Washington,Dennis T. Leaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323287816

Category: Medical

Page: 928

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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond. Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning. Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts. End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review. Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information. Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference. UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success. UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging. NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements. Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements. UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.
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Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy E-book

Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

Author: R Paul Symonds,Charles Deehan,Catherine Meredith,John A Mills

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046620

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 547

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. *Imaging is now an essential part of radiotherapy, relevant for both the treatment and preparation of a patient's treatment. Radionuclide imaging and X-ray imaging have been expanded to MRI and PET, along with some use of ultrasound. *Treatment planning dose prediction - the basis and application of modern computational calculations are explained for modern treatment delivery systems. The role of the algorithm for dose prediction is central to ensure speedy and accurate calculations for treatment. *Quality Control *Quality Systems The book is supported by Evolve electronic resources: sample plans, additional diagnostic images and clinical photographs.
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Tutorials in Radiotherapy Physics

Advanced Topics with Problems and Solutions

Author: Patrick N. McDermott

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 148225168X

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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The Topics Every Medical Physicist Should Know Tutorials in Radiotherapy Physics: Advanced Topics with Problems and Solutions covers selected advanced topics that are not thoroughly discussed in any of the standard medical physics texts. The book brings together material from a large variety of sources, avoiding the need for you to search through and digest the vast research literature. The topics are mathematically developed from first principles using consistent notation. Clear Derivations and In-Depth Explanations The book offers insight into the physics of electron acceleration in linear accelerators and presents an introduction to the study of proton therapy. It then describes the predominant method of clinical photon dose computation: convolution and superposition dose calculation algorithms. It also discusses the Boltzmann transport equation, a potentially fast and accurate method of dose calculation that is an alternative to the Monte Carlo method. This discussion considers Fermi–Eyges theory, which is widely used for electron dose calculations. The book concludes with a step-by-step mathematical development of tumor control and normal tissue complication probability models. Each chapter includes problems with solutions given in the back of the book. Prepares You to Explore Cutting-Edge Research This guide provides you with the foundation to read review articles on the topics. It can be used for self-study, in graduate medical physics and physics residency programs, or in vendor training for linacs and treatment planning systems.
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Basics of Planning and Management of Patients during Radiation Therapy

A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Author: Ashutosh Mukherji

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811066590

Category: Medical

Page: 403

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This book summarizes the do’s and don’ts of managing a patient receiving radiotherapy or chemotherapy as well as how to manage common day to day situations that one comes across in radiation oncology practice. It aims to serve as a useful guide for students of radiation oncology for their practical exams and provides useful answers mostly to the why’s of the various steps of radiotherapy planning, prescribing, evaluation and treatment delivery. The intent of this book is to cover the various indications and techniques for taking a decision on the various practical aspects of radiotherapy planning and delivery and hopes to offer assistance to young radiation oncologists in handling cancer patients. This is a more practice oriented book and does not aim to cover the various sites, types and indications of radiotherapy as a whole.
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IMRT, IGRT, SBRT

Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy

Author: John Meyer

Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 3805596804

Category: Medical

Page: 495

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Over the last 4 years, IMRT, IGRT, SBRT: Advances in the Treatment Planning and Delivery of Radiotherapy has become a standard reference in the field. During this time, however, significant progress in high-precision technologies for the planning and delivery of radiotherapy in cancer treatment has called for a second edition to include these new developments. Thoroughly updated and extended, this new edition offers a comprehensive guide and overview of these new technologies and the many clinical treatment programs that bring them into practical use. Advances in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT), and 4D and adaptive treatment planning are clearly presented. Target localization and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) systems are comprehensively reviewed as well. Clinical tutorials illustrate target definitions for the major cancer sites, and useful techniques for organ motion management are described and compared. There are also several chapters that explore the technical basis and latest clinical experience with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) and summarize practical treatment recommendations. Furthermore, the significant and increasing contributions of proton therapy to cancer care are also highlighted, alongside the practical allocation of all these new technologies from an economic perspective. As a highlight of this volume, a number of images can be viewed online in time-elapse videos for greater clarity and more dynamic visualizationWritten by leading authorities in the field, this comprehensive volume brings clinical and technical practitioners of radiotherapy fully up to date with the key developments in equipment, technologies and treatment guidelines.
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Principles and Practice of Modern Radiotherapy Techniques in Breast Cancer

Author: Ayfer Haydaroglu,Gokhan Ozyigit

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461451167

Category: Medical

Page: 360

View: 6058

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among the female population. With advances in systemic therapies and modern radiotherapy techniques, breast cancer patients can have a long life-expectancy. However, it is crucial that radiation therapy is carried out with minimum complications and with the utmost efficiency. Principles and Practice of Modern Radiotherapy Techniques in Breast Cancer provides practical and current theoretical knowledge to the planning and implementation of breast cancer radiation therapy. All aspects of breast cancer are covered, including epidemiology, molecular and biological basis and integrating systemic therapies during all steps of treatment. The illustrated section of this book identifies anatomical structures in daily practice by presenting target and critical structures in actual treatment positions. These images show and mark the anatomical points of the patient lying in the position that breast radiation therapy would be performed. This text serves as a valuable resource for clinicians, residents and fellows practicing and learning breast cancer radiotherapy.
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Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition - E-Book

Author: Carol J. Buck

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323292003

Category: Medical

Page: 1056

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Take your first step toward a successful career in medical coding with comprehensive coverage from the most trusted source in the field! Step-by-Step Medical Coding, 2013 Edition is the practical, easy-to-use resource that shows you exactly how to code using all of today's coding systems. In-depth, step-by-step explanations of essential coding concepts are followed by practice exercises to reinforce your understanding. In addition to coverage of reimbursement, ICD-9-CM, CPT, HCPCS, and inpatient coding, the 2013 edition offers complete coverage of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding system in preparation for the eventual transition. No other text on the market so thoroughly prepares you for all coding sets in one source! Dual coding in Units 4 and 5 (where both ICD-10 and ICD-9 answers are provided for every exercise, chapter review, and workbook question) ensures you can code using the systems of both today and tomorrow. Complete coverage of the new ICD-10 code set in Unit 2 prepares you for the eventual transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting boxes in Units 2, 3, and 5 present the official outpatient and inpatient guidelines alongside text discussions. Concrete "real-life" coding examples help you apply important coding principles and practices to actual scenarios from the field. Over 500 total illustrations of medical procedures or conditions help you understand the services being coded. Four coding question variations develop your coding ability and critical thinking skills: One answer blank for coding questions that require a one-code answer Multiple answer blanks for coding questions that require a multiple-code answer Identifiers next to the answer blank(s) to guide you through the most difficult coding scenarios Answer blanks with a preceding symbol (3 interlocking circles) indicates that the user must decide the number of codes necessary to correctly answer the question In-text exercises, Quick Checks, and Toolbox features reinforce coding rules and concepts, emphasize key information, and test your retention and understanding. From the Trenches, Coding Shots, Stop!, Caution!, Check This Out!, and CMS Rules boxes offer valuable, up-to-date tips and advice for working in today’s medical coding field. Coder’s Index makes it easy to instantly locate specific codes. Practice activities on the companion Evolve website reinforce key concepts from the text. Updated content presents the latest coding information so you can practice with the most current information available.
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Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology - E-Book

Expert Consult

Author: Richard Hoppe,Theodore L. Phillips,Mack Roach

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437737757

Category: Medical

Page: 1664

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Stay on top of the latest scientific and therapeutic advances with the new edition of Leibel and Phillips Textbook of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Theodore L. Phillips, in collaboration with two new authors, Drs. Richard Hoppe and Mack Roach, offers a multidisciplinary look at the presentation of uniform treatment philosophies for cancer patients emphasizing the "treat for cure" philosophy. You can also explore the implementation of new imaging techniques to locate and treat tumors, new molecularly targeted therapies, and new types of treatment delivery. Supplement your reading with online access to the complete contents of the book, a downloadable image library, and more at expertconsult.com. Gather step-by-step techniques for assessing and implementing radiotherapeutic options with this comprehensive, full-color, clinically oriented text. Review the basic principles behind the selection and application of radiation as a treatment modality, including radiobiology, radiation physics, immobilization and simulation, high dose rate, and more. Use new imaging techniques to anatomically locate tumors before and during treatment. Apply multidisciplinary treatments with advice from experts in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology. Explore new treatment options such as proton therapy, which can facilitate precise tumor-targeting and reduce damage to healthy tissue and organs. Stay on the edge of technology with new chapters on IGRT, DNA damage and repair, and molecularly targeted therapies.
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Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology

Author: Edward C. Halperin,Carlos A. Perez,Luther W. Brady

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781763691

Category: Medical

Page: 2106

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The thoroughly updated fifth edition of this landmark work has been extensively revised to better represent the rapidly changing field of radiation oncology and to provide an understanding of the many aspects of radiation oncology. This edition places greater emphasis on use of radiation treatment in palliative and supportive care as well as therapy.
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Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy

Author: Todd Pawlicki,Peter Dunscombe,Arno J. Mundt,Pierre Scalliet

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439804377

Category: Medical

Page: 643

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The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to present a global view. The task of assuring quality is no longer viewed solely as a technical, equipment-dependent endeavor. Instead, it is now recognized as depending on both the processes and the people delivering the service. Divided into seven broad categories, the text covers: Quality Management and Improvement includes discussions about lean thinking, process control, and access to services. Patient Safety and Managing Error looks at reactive and prospective error management techniques. Methods to Assure and Improve Quality deals broadly with techniques to monitor, assure, and improve quality. People and Quality focuses on human factors, changing roles, staffing, and training. Quality Assurance in Radiotherapy addresses the general issues of quality assurance with descriptions of the key systems used to plan and treat patients and includes specific recommendations on the types and frequencies of certain tests. Quality Control: Equipment and Quality Control: Patient-Specific provides explicit details of quality control relating to equipment and patient-specific issues. Recently, a transformation of quality and safety in radiotherapy has begun to take place. Among the key drivers of this transformation have been new industrial and systems engineering approaches that have come to the forefront in recent years following revelations of system failures. This book provides an approach to quality that is long needed, one that deals with both human and technical aspects that must be the part of any overall quality improvement program.
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Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Author: S. Webb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420034111

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Clinical conformal radiotherapy is the holy grail of radiation treatment and is now becoming a reality through the combined efforts of physical scientists and engineers, who have improved the physical basis of radiotherapy, and the interest and concern of imaginative radiotherapists and radiographers. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy describes in detail the physics germane to the development of a particular form of clinical conformal radiotherapy called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT has become a topic of tremendous importance in recent years and is now being seriously investigated for its potential to improve the outcome of radiation therapy. The book collates the state-of-the-art literature together with the author's personal research experience and that of colleagues in the field to produce a text suitable for new research workers, Ph.D. students, and practicing radiation physicists that require a thorough introduction to IMRT. Fully illustrated, indexed, and referenced, the book has been prepared in a form suitable for supporting a teaching course.
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An Introduction to Medical Physics

Author: Muhammad Maqbool

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319615408

Category: Science

Page: 416

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This book begins with the basic terms and definitions and takes a student, step by step, through all areas of medical physics. The book covers radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, dosimetry, radiation shielding, and nuclear medicine, all at a level suitable for undergraduates. This title not only describes the basics concepts of the field, but also emphasizes numerical and mathematical problems and examples. Students will find An Introduction to Medical Physics to be an indispensible resource in preparations for further graduate studies in the field.
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