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

7th Edition


  • R Symonds
  • Charles Deehan
  • Catherine Meredith
  • John Mills
  • Table of Contents

    Section 1

    1. Atoms, nuclei and radioactivity

    2. Radiation interactions with matter

    3. Radiation measurement and detection

    4. Radiation protection

    5. Imaging with X-ray, MRI and ultrasound

    6. Imaging with radionuclides

    7. Therapy with unsealed radionuclides

    8. Radiotherapy beam production

    9. Radiation treatment planning: immobilisation, localisation and verification techniques

    10. Principles and practice of radiation treatment planning

    11. Brachytherapy

    12. Networking, data and image handling and computing in radiotherapy

    13. Quality control in radiotherapy

    14. Quality management in radiotherapy

    Section 2

    15. Epidemiology of cancer, screening, etc

    16. Biological and pathological introduction

    17. Molecular, cellular and tissue effects of radiotherapy

    18. Principles and management of patients with cancer

    19. Chemotherapy and hormones

    20. Skin and lip cancer

    21. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

    22. Head and neck cancer - general principles

    23. Thyroid cancer

    24. Gastro-intestinal cancer

    25. Tumours of the thorax

    26. Breast cancer

    27. Gynaecological cancer

    28. Kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, urethra, penis

    29. Lymphoma and disease of bone marrow

    30. Tumours of the central nervous system

    31. Eye and orbit

    32. Sarcomas

    33. Paediatric oncology

    34. Care of patients during radiotherapy

    35. Medical complications of malignant disease


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    Churchill Livingstone
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    About the authors

    R Symonds

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Reader Consultant in Clinical Oncology, University of Leicester, Department of Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK

    Charles Deehan

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Head of Radiotherapy Division, Medical Physics Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK

    Catherine Meredith

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Lecturer, Glascow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK