Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology Book

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology


  • Author : Hasan Murshed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 746
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128141298

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Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology Excerpt :

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology: Physical, Biological, and Clinical Aspects, Third Edition continues to provide current, concise, and a readily available source of clinical information for busy practicing radiation oncologists. The book consists of 26 chapters, divided into four parts: Part I describes the basic science of radiation oncology, with discussions of radiation physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology, as well as molecular biology. Part II describes techniques and modalities of radiation oncology including brachytherapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), stereotactic radiotherapy (SRS), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT), and proton therapy. Significant recent advances made in the areas of immunotherapy and combined modality therapy; as such, these chapters have also been added to this new edition. Part III describes the clinical science of radiation oncology including risk factors, symptoms/signs, and investigations needed for the cancer diagnosis and up-to-date treatment recommendations in accordance with the new AJCC staging system. In addition, radiation treatment techniques, with an emphasis on IMRT, have been expanded to all the chapters. Also included in this version of the book is a chapter on benign diseases. Updated annotated bibliographies of latest landmark studies providing evidence-based rationale for the recommended treatments are presented at the end of each chapter. Part IV describes palliative radiation treatments to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and the management of side effects from radiation treatment. This book is a must-have for all radiation oncology residents, radiation oncologists and all professionals engaged in the care of cancer patients. New chapters on brachytherapy, IMRT/IGRT, SRS, SBRT, proton therapy, immunotherapy, combined modality therapy, and benign diseases Eighth edition of the AJCC staging system IMRT techniques for all common cancer sites, along with up-to-date

Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists Book

Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists


  • Author : Hasan Murshed
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 661
  • ISBN 10 : 1930524439

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Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists Excerpt :

The profession of radiation oncology remains one of the most complex medical subspecialties, which requires an integrated understanding of radiation physics and technical aspects of radiation treatment planning and delivery; cancer and radiation biology; and, most importantly, the clinical oncology. Moreover, the profession continues to undergo revolutionary changes that require radiation oncologists to rapidly adopt and implement new clinical discoveries and technical innovations. The breadth of these changes can overwhelm busy practitioners, who struggle to keep abreast of the thousands of research articles and the number of changes in treatment techniques. To help with this, Hasan Murshed, M.D., M.S., has produced this text entitled, Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists, which follows his acclaimed 2006 publication of Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncology Residents. Clinical Fundamentals for Radiation Oncologists is a unique resource for busy radiation oncologists. First, it is a comprehensive text that includes review of the basic sciences underlying the field of radiation oncology, important overviews of the current state of knowledge for all common cancers managed by radiation oncologists, a concise overview of modern radiation treatment techniques, and discussion of palliative care and symptom management. In addition to this, another attractive feature about this book is its ease of use. Information is laid out for efficient utilization, with bulleted key points and effective tabulation of relevant data. The annotated bibliography not only lists the most relevant current literature but also provides the reader a capsule summary of the most important results and clinical relevancy of these studies. The efficient presentation of such material will no doubt be very useful for radiation oncologists who have only minutes to prepare for an upcoming tumor board discussion. Radiation oncologists practice evidenc

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology Book

Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology


  • Author : Hasan Murshed
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-25
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 620
  • ISBN 10 : 012814128X

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Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology Excerpt :

This updated edition of Fundamentals of Radiation Oncology continues to provide current, concise, and practical clinical information for radiation oncology professionals. New to this edition: New chapters on brachytherapy, IMRT/IGRT, SRS, SBRT, proton therapy, immunotherapy, combined modality therapy, and benign tumors Eighth edition of the AJCC staging system IMRT techniques for all the common cancer sites and up-to-date treatment recommendations Latest relevant landmark studies to provide evidence-based rationale for recommended treatments This book is a must for all radiation oncology residents and busy practicing radiation oncologists engaged in the care of cancer patients. New chapters on brachytherapy, IMRT/IGRT, SRS, SBRT, proton therapy, immunotherapy, combined modality therapy, and benign tumors Eighth edition of the AJCC staging system IMRT techniques for all the common cancer sites and up-to-date treatment recommendations Latest relevant landmark studies to provide evidence-based rationale for recommended treatments

Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics Book

Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics


  • Author : Eric Ford
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429950247

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Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics Excerpt :

Gain mastery over the fundamentals of radiation oncology physics! This package gives you over 60 tutorial videos (each 15-20 minutes in length) with a companion text, providing the most complete and effective introduction available. Dr. Ford has tested this approach in formal instruction for years with outstanding results. The text includes extensive problem sets for each chapter. The videos include embedded quizzes and "whiteboard" screen technology to facilitate comprehension. Together, this provides a valuable learning tool both for training purposes and as a refresher for those in practice. Key Features A complete learning package for radiation oncology physics, including a full series of video tutorials with an associated textbook companion website Clearly drawn, simple illustrations throughout the videos and text Embedded quiz feature in the video tutorials for testing comprehension while viewing Each chapter includes problem sets (solutions available to educators)

Handbook of Treatment Planning  2nd Ed Book

Handbook of Treatment Planning 2nd Ed


  • Author : Gregory M. M. Videtic
  • Publisher : Demos Medical Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620700358

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Handbook of Treatment Planning 2nd Ed Excerpt :

" 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 systemĂłwhichever 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 "

Clinical Radiation Oncology Book

Clinical Radiation Oncology


  • Author : William Small
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 896
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470905524

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Clinical Radiation Oncology Excerpt :

This fully updated and enhanced third edition of the famous radiation oncology title, Clinical Radiation Oncology, previously edited by the legendary Dr. Chiu-Chen Wang, continues to offer a highly practical, application-based review of the biological basis of radiation oncology and the clinical efficacy of radiation therapy. The new edition provides concise background on all key topics along with immediately applicable treatment algorithms, and addresses the latest developments in the field, including intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy, and palliative radiotherapy.

Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics Book

Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics


  • Author : Todd Pawlicki
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470376515

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Hendee s Radiation Therapy Physics Excerpt :

This completely updated and revised new edition of Radiation Therapy Physics contains comprehensive, balanced coverage of the fundamental radiation physics principles and its clinical applications. Since publication of the ground-breaking first edition in the 1970s, high-energy x-ray and electron beams have increasingly become the preferred approach to the radiation treatment of many cancers. Obviously, too, the use of computers has become pervasive in radiation therapy. Imaging techniques and computers are now used routinely in treatment planning, and sophisticated methods are available for overlaying anatomical images with computer generated multidimensional treatment plans. Treatment procedures such as conformal and intensity-modulated radiation therapy, high dose-rate brachytherapy, and image-guided and image-guided and adaptive radiation therapy have become standard operating procedures in radiation therapy clinics around the world. Calibration protocols have been extensively revised, and quality assurance in radiation therapy has become a subject in itself. These procedures, and others that represent state-of-the-art radiation therapy including quality engineering, are discussed at length in this new edition. The 4th edition has an increased number of chapters (20 compared to 16) and includes new topics of interest to the practicing radiation oncologist and medical physicist:- The chapter on diagnostic imaging has been expanded to include molecular imaging.- A new chapter has been added on proton radiotherapy.- A new chapter has been added on radiation oncology informatics.- A new chapter has been added on quality and safety engineering. - A new chapter on dynamic delivery techniques, explaining the standard (e.g., IMRT) and new treatment techniques (e.g., VMAT). - The treatment planning and brachytherapy chapters omit a detailed explanation of historical techniques that no one uses clinically any longer, in favor of including a new focus on modern computer-ba

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry Book

Radiation Therapy Dosimetry


  • Author : Arash Darafsheh
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351005371

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Radiation Therapy Dosimetry Excerpt :

This comprehensive book covers the everyday use and underlying principles of radiation dosimeters used in radiation oncology clinics. It provides an up-to-date reference spanning the full range of current modalities with emphasis on practical know-how. The main audience is medical physicists, radiation oncology physics residents, and medical physics graduate students. The reader gains the necessary tools for determining which detector is best for a given application. Dosimetry of cutting edge techniques from radiosurgery to MRI-guided systems to small fields and proton therapy are all addressed. Main topics include fundamentals of radiation dosimeters, brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy dosimetry, and dosimetry of imaging modalities. Comprised of 30 chapters authored by leading experts in the medical physics community, the book: Covers the basic principles and practical use of radiation dosimeters in radiation oncology clinics across the full range of current modalities. Focuses on providing practical guidance for those using these detectors in the clinic. Explains which detector is more suitable for a particular application. Discusses the state of the art in radiotherapy approaches, from radiosurgery and MR-guided systems to advanced range verification techniques in proton therapy. Gives critical comparisons of dosimeters for photon, electron, and proton therapies.

Radiation Oncology Physics Book

Radiation Oncology Physics


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 657
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060547364

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Radiation Oncology Physics Excerpt :

This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in teaching programmes in field of medical radiation physics, and it covers the basic medical physics knowledge required in the form of a syllabus for modern radiation oncology. The information will be useful to those preparing for professional certification exams in radiation oncology, medical physics, dosimetry or radiotherapy technology.

Fundamentals of Oncologic PET CT E Book Book

Fundamentals of Oncologic PET CT E Book


  • Author : Gary A. Ulaner
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-06-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323568678

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Fundamentals of Oncologic PET CT E Book Excerpt :

In the fast-changing age of precision medicine, PET/CT is increasingly important for accurate cancer staging and evaluation of treatment response. Fundamentals of Oncologic PET/CT, by Dr. Gary A. Ulaner, offers an organized, systematic introduction to reading and interpreting PET/CT studies, ideal for radiology and nuclear medicine residents, practicing radiologists, medical oncologists, and radiation oncologists. Synthesizing eight years’ worth of cases and lectures from one of the largest cancer centers in the world, this title provides a real-world, practical approach, taking you through the body organ by organ as it explains how to integrate both the FDG PET and CT findings to best interpret each lesion.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology Book

Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology


  • Author : Carlos A. Perez
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 2527
  • ISBN 10 : 0781735254

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Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology Excerpt :

The Fourth Edition of this landmark work features nine new chapters and has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect contemporary findings. It is the only text that covers every important aspect of radiation oncology--from basic cancer biology, radiation biology, and radiation therapy physics to state-of-the-art treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types and discussions of results. Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology is designed to provide a better understanding of the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and the most judicious ways in which radiation therapy can be employed in the treatment of cancer patients. This encyclopedic text places greater emphasis on the use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care, in addition to therapy. Included in the new edition: chapters on molecular biology and physiology, technology assessment and cost benefit, combined chemotherapy and irradiation in head and neck cancer, breast: stage Tis, pancreas, leukemias (adult and childhood), retinoblastoma, unusual tumors in childhood, and endovascular brachytherapy. This edition also features expanded coverage of new 3-D techniques and IMRT and a greater emphasis on pediatric concerns.

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy Book

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy


  • Author : David Greene
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-02
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000064957

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Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy Excerpt :

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other i

Ion Beam Therapy Book

Ion Beam Therapy


  • Author : Ute Linz
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-12-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 729
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642214141

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Ion Beam Therapy Excerpt :

The book provides a detailed, up-to-date account of the basics, the technology, and the clinical use of ion beams for radiation therapy. Theoretical background, technical components, and patient treatment schemes are delineated by the leading experts that helped to develop this field from a research niche to its current highly sophisticated and powerful clinical treatment level used to the benefit of cancer patients worldwide. Rather than being a side-by-side collection of articles, this book consists of related chapters. It is a common achievement by 76 experts from around the world. Their expertise reflects the diversity of the field with radiation therapy, medical and accelerator physics, radiobiology, computer science, engineering, and health economics. The book addresses a similarly broad audience ranging from professionals that need to know more about this novel treatment modality or consider to enter the field of ion beam therapy as a researcher. However, it is also written for the interested public and for patients who might want to learn about this treatment option.

Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Radiation Oncology Physics Book

Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Radiation Oncology Physics


  • Author : Siyong Kim
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429019456

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Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Radiation Oncology Physics Excerpt :

This new book educates readers about new technologies before they appear in hospitals, enabling medical physicists and clinicians to prepare for new technologies thoroughly and proactively, and provide better patient care once new equipment becomes available. Emerging technologies in imaging, treatment planning, treatment delivery, dosimetry and informatics are all discussed. The book is divided into three parts: recently developed technologies available for practice; technologies under development nearing completion; and technologies in an early stage of development that could have potential radiotherapy applications. Features: Introduces emerging technologies in imaging, treatment planning, treatment delivery, dosimetry and informatics The advantages and limitations of each technology in clinical settings are discussed, and recommendations on how to adopt the technologies are provided Critiques and improvement points are provided for researchers, in addition to suggestions on how to prepare quality assurance are provided as needed