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  • Khan's The Physics of Radiation Therapy
    Khan's The Physics of Radiation Therapy
  • The Physics of Radiation Therapy
    The Physics of Radiation Therapy


Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team--radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists--with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Table of Contents

PART I: Basic Physics Chapter 1 Structure of Matter Chapter 2 Nuclear Transformations Chapter 3 Production of X-rays Chapter 4 Clinical Radiation Generators Chapter 5 Interactions of Ionizing Radiation Chapter 6 Measurement of Ionizing Radiation Chapter 7 Quality of X-ray Beams Chapter 8 Measurement of Absorbed Dose PART II: Classical Radiation Therapy Chapter 9 Dose Distribution and Scatter Analysis Chapter 10 A System of Dosimetric Calculations Chapter 11 Treatment Planning I: Isodose Distributions Chapter 12 Treatment Planning II: Patient Data, Corrections, and Setup Chapter 13 Treatment Planning III: Field Shaping, Skin Dose, and Field Separation Chapter 14 Electron Beam Therapy Chapter 15 Brachytherapy Chapter 16 Radiation Protection Chapter 17 Quality Assurance Chapter 18 Total Body Irradiation PART III: Modern Radiation Therapy Chapter 19 Three-Dimensional Conformal Radiation Therapy Chapter 20 Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy Chapter 21 Stereotactic Radiosurgery Chapter 22 High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Chapter 23 Prostate Implants Chapter 24 Intravascular Brachytherapy Chapter 25 Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Chapter 26 Proton Beam Therapy Appendix Index

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