Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

By

  • Charles Washington, MBA, RT(T), FASRT, Director, Clinical Services and Operations, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
  • Dennis Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT, Professor and Chair, Radiation Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College, S. Portland, ME

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.
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Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-09407-8


Table of Contents

Unit I: Introduction

1. Cancer: An Overview

2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management

3. Principles of Pathology

4. Overview of Radiobiology

5. Detection and Diagnosis

6. Radiographic Imaging

7. Treatment Delivery Equipment

8. Treatment Procedures

9. Education

10. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology

11. Assessment

12. Pharmacology and Drug Administration

Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment

13. Applied Mathematics Review

14. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics

15. Aspects of Brachytherapy

16. Image Guided Radiation Therapy NEW!

17. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy NEW

18. Radiation Safety and Protection

19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology

20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy

21. Simulator Design

22. Conventional Simulation

23. CT Simulation NEW!

24. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations

25. Dose Distributions

26. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy

27. Electronic Charting and Image Management

Unit III: Practical Applications

28. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

29. Lymphoreticular System

30. Leukemia

31. Endocrine System

32. Respiratory System

33. Head and Neck Cancers

34. Central Nervous System

35. Digestive System

36. Gynecological Tumors

37. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary

38. Breast Cancer

39. Pediatric Solid Tumors

40. Skin and Melanoma


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