Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation in Radiation Oncology - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780080271767, 9781483280417

Treatment Planning and Dose Calculation in Radiation Oncology

3rd Edition

Authors: Gunilla C. Bentel Charles E. Nelson K. Thomas Noell
eBook ISBN: 9781483280417
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 272
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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 Acknowledgements Introduction 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 Geometry Magnification Devices Patient Positioning and Immobilization Positioning and Immobilization Devices Radiographic Localization Computed Tomography Contouring Beam Modifying Devices Chapter 5. Brachytherapy The Physical States of Isotopes Apparatus Dose Calculation Chapter 6. Principles of Treatment Planning External Beam Brachytherapy Chapter 7. Practical Treatment Planning Pelvis Abdomen Thorax Head and Neck Central Nervous System Extremities Hodgkin's Disease Total Body Irradiation Bibliography Index About the Authors


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Gunilla C. Bentel

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K. Thomas Noell

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