Radiation in Medicine Book

Radiation in Medicine


  • Author : Committee for Review and Evaluation of the Medical Use Program of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 1996-04-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780309588751

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Does radiation medicine need more regulation or simply better-coordinated regulation? This book addresses this and other questions of critical importance to public health and safety. The issues involved are high on the nation's agenda: the impact of radiation on public safety, the balance between federal and state authority, and the cost-benefit ratio of regulation. Although incidents of misadministration are rare, a case in Pennsylvania resulting in the death of a patient and the inadvertent exposure of others to a high dose of radiation drew attention to issues concerning the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine and the need to examine current regulatory practices. Written at the request from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Radiation in Medicine reviews the regulation of ionizing radiation in medicine, focusing on the NRC's Medical Use Program, which governs the use of reactor-generated byproduct materials. The committee recommends immediate action on enforcement and provides longer term proposals for reform of the regulatory system. The volume covers Sources of radiation and their use in medicine. Levels of risk to patients, workers, and the public. Current roles of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, other federal agencies, and states. Criticisms from the regulated community. The committee explores alternative regulatory structures for radiation medicine and explains the rationale for the option it recommends in this volume. Based on extensive research, input from the regulated community, and the collaborative efforts of experts from a range of disciplines, Radiation in Medicine will be an important resource for federal and state policymakers and regulators, health professionals involved in radiation treatment, developers and producers of radiation equipment, insurance providers, and concerned laypersons.

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Book

Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy


  • Author : Simon S. Lo
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-08-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642256042

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Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Excerpt :

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) has emerged as an important innovative treatment for various primary and metastatic cancers. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the physical/technological, biological, and clinical aspects of SBRT. It will serve as a detailed resource for this rapidly developing treatment modality. The organ sites covered include lung, liver, spine, pancreas, prostate, adrenal, head and neck, and female reproductive tract. Retrospective studies and prospective clinical trials on SBRT for various organ sites from around the world are examined, and toxicities and normal tissue constraints are discussed. This book features unique insights from world-renowned experts in SBRT from North America, Asia, and Europe. It will be necessary reading for radiation oncologists, radiation oncology residents and fellows, medical physicists, medical physics residents, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and cancer scientists.

Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment Book

Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment


  • Author : Oiendrila Bhowmik Debnath
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 550
  • ISBN 10 : 0128186453

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Overview of Radiation and Non Radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment Excerpt :

Overview of Radiation and Non-radiation Modalities for Cancer Treatment: A Biomedical Engineering Perspective is a comprehensive reference on the different modalities and therapeutic instruments of cancer treatment from a medical physics perspective. The book is divided into 3 main sections; radiation therapy, non-radiation therapy and combination therapy. The focus of this book is on the mechanisms which underpin engineering and medical physics. This sets the book apart from other texts on this topic which primarily focus on biology. The fundamental physics behind the techniques used in cancer diagnosis or therapy modalities is also introduced in this text. This resource provides readers with the latest technologies used in clinics for cancer diagnosis and therapy, and their advantages and disadvantages. Gives an overview on the latest technology Covers the basic principles of each technology Explores the latest research and challenges in each modality

Clinical Radiation Oncology Book

Clinical Radiation Oncology


  • Author : Leonard L. Gunderson, MD, MS, FASTRO
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2015-08-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 2253
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323240987

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Perfect for radiation oncology physicians and residents needing a multidisciplinary, treatment-focused resource, this updated edition continues to provide the latest knowledge in this consistently growing field. Not only will you broaden your understanding of the basic biology of disease processes, you'll also access updated treatment algorithms, information on techniques, and state-of-the-art modalities. The consistent and concise format provides just the right amount of information, making Clinical Radiation Oncology a welcome resource for use by the entire radiation oncology team. Content is templated and divided into three sections -- Scientific Foundations of Radiation Oncology, Techniques and Modalities, and Disease Sites - for quick access to information. Disease Sites chapters summarize the most important issues on the opening page and include a full-color format, liberal use of tables and figures, a closing section with a discussion of controversies and problems, and a treatment algorithm that reflects the treatment approach of the authors. Chapters have been edited for scientific accuracy, organization, format, and adequacy of outcome data (such as disease control, survival, and treatment tolerance). Allows you to examine the therapeutic management of specific disease sites based on single-modality and combined-modality approaches. Features an emphasis on providing workup and treatment algorithms for each major disease process, as well as the coverage of molecular biology and its relevance to individual diseases. Two new chapters provide an increased emphasis on stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body irradiation (SBRT). New Associate Editor, Dr. Andrea Ng, offers her unique perspectives to the Lymphoma and Hematologic Malignancies section. Key Points are summarized at the beginning of each disease-site chapter, mirroring the template headings and highlighting essential information and outcomes. Treatment algorithms and techniques, together w

Adaptive Radiation Therapy Book

Adaptive Radiation Therapy


  • Author : X. Allen Li
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 1439816352

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Modern medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies are so complex and computer driven that it is difficult for physicians and technologists to know exactly what is happening at the point-of-care. Medical physicists responsible for filling this gap in knowledge must stay abreast of the latest advances at the intersection of medical imaging and radiation therapy. This book provides medical physicists and radiation oncologists current and relevant information on Adaptive Radiation Therapy (ART), a state-of-the-art approach that uses a feedback process to account for patient-specific anatomic and/or biological changes, thus delivering highly individualized radiation therapy for cancer patients. The book should also benefit medical dosimetrists and radiation therapists. Adaptive Radiation Therapy describes technological and methodological advances in the field of ART, as well as initial clinical experiences using ART for selected anatomic sites. Divided into three sections (radiobiological basis, current technologies, and clinical applications), the book covers: Morphological and biological biomarkers for patient-specific planning Design and optimization of treatment plans Delivery of IMRT and IGRT intervention methodologies of ART Management of intrafraction variations, particularly with respiratory motion Quality assurance needed to ensure the safe delivery of ART ART applications in several common cancer types / anatomic sites The technology and methodology for ART have advanced significantly in the last few years and accumulated clinical data have demonstrated the need for ART in clinical settings, assisted by the wide application of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT). This book shows the real potential for supplying every patient with individualized radiation therapy that is maximally accurate and precise.

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.

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Book

Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation


  • Author : David E. Wazer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-08-02
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540282037

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Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation Excerpt :

This text is a concise handbook designed to assist the clinician in the implementation of Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation (APBI). It includes a review of the principles that underlie APBI, a practical and detailed description of each technique for APBI, a review of current clinical results of APBI, and a review of the incidence and management of treatment related complications. The book encompasses a number of different techniques and approaches that include brachytherapy, intraoperative, and external beam techniques. There is currently no single source that describes these techniques and their clinical implementation.

Disease Control Priorities  Third Edition  Volume 9  Book

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition Volume 9


  • Author : Dean T. Jamison
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release Date : 2017-12-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN 10 : 9781464805288

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As the culminating volume in the DCP3 series, volume 9 will provide an overview of DCP3 findings and methods, a summary of messages and substantive lessons to be taken from DCP3, and a further discussion of cross-cutting and synthesizing topics across the first eight volumes. The introductory chapters (1-3) in this volume take as their starting point the elements of the Essential Packages presented in the overview chapters of each volume. First, the chapter on intersectoral policy priorities for health includes fiscal and intersectoral policies and assembles a subset of the population policies and applies strict criteria for a low-income setting in order to propose a "highest-priority" essential package. Second, the chapter on packages of care and delivery platforms for universal health coverage (UHC) includes health sector interventions, primarily clinical and public health services, and uses the same approach to propose a highest priority package of interventions and policies that meet similar criteria, provides cost estimates, and describes a pathway to UHC.

Shielding Techniques for Radiation Oncology Facilities Book

Shielding Techniques for Radiation Oncology Facilities


  • Author : Patton H. McGinley
  • Publisher : Medical Physics Publishing Corporation
  • Release Date : 1998-01-01
  • Genre: Cancer
  • Pages : 147
  • ISBN 10 : 0944838812

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Shielding Techniques for Radiation Oncology Facilities Excerpt :

Provides an update of shielding methods for radiation-producing devices found in a modern radiation oncology department, since the current guidelines were issued more than 20 years ago. Covers the history of X-ray room shielding, conventional shield design, photoneutrons, mazes and doors for high-energy rooms, metal and concrete shields, simulator, HDR, and brachytherapy rooms. Also includes a chapter on special topics from radiation skyshine and ozone production to air activation and alternate shielding materials. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy  Radiation Physics  Therapy and Oncology   E Book Book

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology E Book


  • Author : R Paul Symonds
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2019-07-11
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780702074844

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Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology E Book Excerpt :

Walter and Miller’s Textbook of Radiotherapy is a key textbook for therapeutic radiography students as well as trainee clinical and medical oncologists, clinical physicists and technologists. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section covers physics and provides a comprehensive review of radiotherapy physics. This section is designed to be non-physicist friendly, to simply and clearly explain the physical principles upon which radiotherapy and its technology are based. The second section is a systematic review by tumour site giving an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice. The title also covers the place of chemotherapy, surgery and non-radiotherapy treatments as well as the principles of cancer patient treatment including supportive care and palliative treatments. It is a comprehensive must-have resource for anyone studying therapeutic radiotherapy. Highly illustrated in full colour including 350 photographs. Clearly and simply explains the fundamental physics for clinicians Gives an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice organised by tumour site making it very easy to navigate. Describes the wide range of devices and clearly explains the principles behind their operation. Comprehensively explains the calculation models of dose predictions for treatment preparation. Heavy emphasis on how clinical trials have influenced current practice. Shows how radiobiological knowledge has influenced current practice such as the fractionation regimens for breast and prostate cancer Proton therapy; machines, dose measurement, covering the clinical advantages and pitfalls of this treatment modality. New radiotherapy modalities such as stereotactic radiotherapy, types of intensity modulated radiotherapy and imaged guided radiotherapy are comprehensively covered as are recent advances in chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy. In depth coverage of dose measurement and new devices.

Radiotherapy in Cancer Care Book

Radiotherapy in Cancer Care


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-11-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 920115013X

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Radiotherapy in Cancer Care Excerpt :

Cancer treatment is complex and calls for a diverse set of services. Radiation therapy is recognized as an essential tool in the cure and palliation of cancer. Currently, access to radiation treatment is limited in many countries and non-existent in some. This lack of radiation therapy resources exacerbates the burden of disease and underscores the continuing health care disparity among States. Closing this gap represents an essential measure in addressing this global health equity problem. This publication presents a comprehensive overview of the major topics and issues to be taken into consideration when planning a strategy to address this problem, in particular in low and middle income countries. With contributions from leaders in the field, it provides an introduction to the achievements and issues of radiation therapy as a cancer treatment modality around the world. Dedicated chapters focus on the new radiotherapy technologies, proton beams, carbon ion, intraoperative radiotherapy, radiotherapy for children, treatment of HIV-AIDS malignancies, and costing and quality management issues.

Occupational Outlook Handbook Book
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Occupational Outlook Handbook


  • Author : United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Occupations
  • Pages : 822
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:319510028165522

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Surface Guided Radiation Therapy Book

Surface Guided Radiation Therapy


  • Author : Jeremy David Page Hoisak
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-02-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429951800

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Surface Guided Radiation Therapy provides a comprehensive overview of optical surface image guidance systems for radiation therapy. It serves as an introductory teaching resource for students and trainees, and a valuable reference for medical physicists, physicians, radiation therapists, and administrators who wish to incorporate surface guided radiation therapy (SGRT) into their clinical practice. This is the first book dedicated to the principles and practice of SGRT, featuring: Chapters authored by an internationally represented list of physicists, radiation oncologists and therapists, edited by pioneers and experts in SGRT Covering the evolution of localization systems and their role in quality and safety, current SGRT systems, practical guides to commissioning and quality assurance, clinical applications by anatomic site, and emerging topics including skin mark-less setups. Several dedicated chapters on SGRT for intracranial radiosurgery and breast, covering technical aspects, risk assessment and outcomes. Jeremy Hoisak, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Hoisak’s clinical expertise includes radiosurgery and respiratory motion management. Adam Paxton, PhD, DABR is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Utah. Dr. Paxton’s clinical expertise includes patient safety, motion management, radiosurgery, and proton therapy. Benjamin Waghorn, PhD, DABR is the Director of Clinical Physics at Vision RT. Dr. Waghorn’s research interests include intensity modulated radiation therapy, motion management, and surface image guidance systems. Todd Pawlicki, PhD, DABR, FAAPM, FASTRO, is Professor and Vice-Chair for Medical Physics in the Department of Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Pawlicki has published extensively on quality and safety in radiation therapy. He has

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer Book

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer


  • Author : Armand B Cognetta
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-06-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461469865

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Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer Excerpt :

Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies is a vital resource for dermatologists interested in radiation therapy, including the physics and biology behind treatment of skin cancers, as well as useful and pragmatic formulas and algorithms for evaluating and treating them. Dermatology has always been a field that overlaps multiple medical specialties and this book is no exception, with its focus on both dermatologists and radiation oncologists. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2020, the demand for radiation therapy will exceed the number of radiation oncologists practicing in the U.S. tenfold, which could profoundly affect the ability to provide patients with sufficient access to treatment. Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies enhances the knowledge of dermatologists and radiation oncologists and presents them with the most up-to-date information regarding detection, delineation and depth determination of skin cancers, and appropriate biopsy techniques. In addition, the book also addresses radiation therapy of the skin and the skin’s reactions to radiation therapy.

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy  Radiation Physics  Therapy and Oncology Book

Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology


  • Author : Paul R. Symonds
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019-08-21
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 0702074853

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Walter and Miller s Textbook of Radiotherapy Radiation Physics Therapy and Oncology Excerpt :

Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy is a key textbook for therapeutic radiography students as well as trainee clinical and medical oncologists, clinical physicists and technologists. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section covers physics and provides a comprehensive review of radiotherapy physics. This section is designed to be non-physicist friendly, to simply and clearly explain the physical principles upon which radiotherapy and its technology are based. The second section is a systematic review by tumour site giving an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice. The title also covers the place of chemotherapy, surgery and non-radiotherapy treatments as well as the principles of cancer patient treatment including supportive care and palliative treatments. It is a comprehensive must-have resource for anyone studying therapeutic radiotherapy. Highly illustrated in full colour including 350 photographs. Clearly and simply explains the fundamental physics for clinicians Gives an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice organised by tumour site making it very easy to navigate. Describes the wide range of devices and clearly explains the principles behind their operation. Comprehensively explains the calculation models of dose predictions for treatment preparation. Heavy emphasis on how clinical trials have influenced current practice. Shows how radiobiological knowledge has influenced current practice such as the fractionation regimens for breast and prostate cancer Proton therapy; machines, dose measurement, covering the clinical advantages and pitfalls of this treatment modality. New radiotherapy modalities such as stereotactic radiotherapy, types of intensity modulated radiotherapy and imaged guided radiotherapy are comprehensively covered as are recent advances in chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy. In depth coverage of dose measurement and new devices.