Principles of Radiation Therapy

Principles of Radiation Therapy

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Author: Thomas J. Deeley
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280059

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Principles of Radiation Therapy presents the applications, limitations, techniques, and results of treatment and possible complications of radiotherapy. This book discusses the general principles of the treatment. Organized into 15 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the aspects of the study of malignant disease and the experience needed by the radiotherapist to function fully as a clinical oncologist. This text then describes briefly the experiments and discoveries of Marie Curie and Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen. Other chapters consider the fundamental physical principles underlying the use of ionizing radiations. This book discusses as well the aspects of treatment using external beam therapy, the machines used, the method of planning treatment, as well as special features of the treatment. The final chapter deals with the effects of radiation on tumor, the normal cell, the tissue or organ, and on the whole body. This book is a valuable resource for radiotherapists, epidemiologists, pathologists, clinical oncologists, nurses, and medical students.

Table of Contents

  • Contents


    1. Introduction

    2. Discoveries

    3. Developments

    4. The Treatment of Malignant Disease

    5. Physics

    6. The Treatment of Diseases Using External Beam Therapy

    7. Radium

    8. Radioactive Isotopes

    9. Radiation Protection

    10. Radiobiology

    11. Combined Treatments

    12. Radiation Effects on Normal Tissues

    13. Aftercare

    14. The Organization of Radiotherapy Services

    15. Research in Radiotherapy




Product details

  • No. of pages: 170
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280059

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Thomas J. Deeley

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