Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation in Radiation Oncology

Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation in Radiation Oncology

3rd Edition - January 1, 1982

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  • Authors: Gunilla C. Bentel, Charles E. Nelson, K. Thomas Noell
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280417

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Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation in Radiation Oncology, Third Edition describes the treatment methods and technical guides as models of contemporary radiation therapy. These models should be modified for each individual patient to yield a best fit to the disease being treated and the radiation sources employed. This book is composed of seven chapters, and begins with an overview of the elements of clinical radiation oncology. The subsequent chapter deals with the production, interaction, and measurement of radiation. These topics are followed by intensive discussions of dose calculation for external beams and pretreatment procedures of radiation therapy. A chapter looks into the principles, apparatus, and dose calculation in brachytherapy. The final chapters describe the principles and practical applications of treatment planning. This book will be of value to radiation oncologists.

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Third Edition



    Chapter 1. Elements of Clinical Radiation Oncology

    Chapter 2. Radiation Physics

    Production of Radiation

    Interaction of Radiation

    Measurement of Radiation

    Chapter 3. Dose Calculation for External Beams

    Percent Depth Dose

    Tissue Air Ratio

    Dose Calculation

    Isodose Curves

    Irregular Field Dose Calculation

    Off Axis Dose Calculation

    Tissue Inhomogeneities

    Chapter 4. Pretreatment Procedures


    Magnification Devices

    Patient Positioning and Immobilization

    Positioning and Immobilization Devices

    Radiographic Localization

    Computed Tomography


    Beam Modifying Devices

    Chapter 5. Brachytherapy

    The Physical States of Isotopes


    Dose Calculation

    Chapter 6. Principles of Treatment Planning

    External Beam


    Chapter 7. Practical Treatment Planning




    Head and Neck

    Central Nervous System


    Hodgkin's Disease

    Total Body Irradiation



    About the Authors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1982
  • Published: January 1, 1982
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280417

About the Authors

Gunilla C. Bentel

Charles E. Nelson

K. Thomas Noell

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