Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-02
  • Publisher: Mosby Inc
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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. Complete coverage of radiation therapy provides all introductory content plus the full scope of information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning. This popular and well-reviewed text continues to be regarded by many radiation therapy professionals as a strong, comprehensive, and authoritative source. Contributions from a broad range of practitioners bring you the expertise of radiation therapists, physicians, nurses, administrators, and educators who are part of cancer management teams. Chapters on image guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and CT simulation keep you up-to-date with emerging technologies. Objectives, bulleted summaries, and spotlights join an already impressive list of pedagogical features including chapter outlines, key terms, review questions with answers, critical thinking questions, and a complete, updated glossary. Color inserts show significant procedures and imaging technologies clearly.

Table of Contents

Cancer: An Overview
The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management
Principles of Pathology
Overview of Radiobiology
Detection and Diagnosis
Radiographic Imaging
Treatment Delivery Equipment
Treatment Procedures
Infection Control in Radiation Oncology
Pharmacology and Drug Administration
Physics, Simulation and Treatment
Applied Mathematics Review
Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics
Aspects of Brachytherapy
Image Guided Radiation Therapy NEW!
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy NEW
Radiation Safety and Protection
Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology
Surface and Sectional Anatomy
Simulator Design
Conventional Simulation
CT Simulation NEW!
Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations
Dose Distributions
Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy
Electronic Charting and Image Management
Practical Applications
Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Lymphoreticular System
Endocrine System
Respiratory System
Head and Neck Cancers
Central Nervous System
Digestive System
Gynecological Tumors
Male Reproductive and Genitourinary
Breast Cancer
Pediatric Solid Tumors
Skin and Melanom?
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