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The Basic Physics of Radiation Therapy.

By: Selman, JosephMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Springfield : Charles C Thomas Publisher, LTD, 1990. Edition: 3rd edDescription: 1 online resource (786 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780398082345; 0398082340Subject(s): Radiotherapy | Radiation | Natural Science Disciplines | Electromagnetic Phenomena | Therapeutics | Physical Phenomena | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Disciplines and Occupations | Phenomena and Processes | Radiotherapy | Physics | Radiation | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychotherapy -- General | Radiation | Radiotherapy | Medicine | Health & Biological Sciences | OncologyGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Basic Physics of Radiation Therapy.DDC classification: 615.842 LOC classification: RC271.R3Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
HALF TITLE: THE BASIC PHYSICS of RADIATION THERAPY; TITLE PAGE: THE BASIC PHYSICS of RADIATION THERAPY; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; CONTENTS; CHAPTER 1: MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF RADIOTHERAPY; CHAPTER 2: MATTER AND ENERGY; CHAPTER 3: THE NATURE OF RADIATION; CHAPTER 4: KILOVOLTAGE X-RAY PRODUCTION, PROPERTIES, AND EQUIPMENT; CHAPTER 5: HIGH-ENERGY THERAPY UNITS: PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; CHAPTER 6: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN IONIZING RADIATION AND MATTER; CHAPTER 7: EXPOSURE AND EXPOSURE RATE OF PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 8: X-RAY QUALITY.
CHAPTER 9: ABOSRBED DOSE IN TELETHERAPY WITH PHOTONSCHAPTER 10: CENTRAL-AXIS DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS WITH PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 11: DOSE DISTRIBUTION WITH PHOTONS; CHAPTER 12: THERAPY PLANNING WITH PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 13: ELECTRON-BEAM THERAPY; CHAPTER 14: RADIOACTIVITY AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS; CHAPTER 15: BRACHYTHERAPY WITH RADIUM AND ARTIFICIAL RADIONUCLIDES; CHAPTER 16: CANCER THERAPY WITH RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; CHAPTER 17: RA DIOBIOLOGY; CHAPTER 18: RADIOTHERAPY WITH HEAVY PARTICLES; CHAPTER 19: QUALITY ASSURANCE; CHAPTER 20: PROTECTION IN RADIOTHERAPY: HEALTH PHYSICS; Appendix; References; INDEX.
Summary: It has been thirteen years since the publication of the second edition and twenty-nine years since the first edition. In this third edition, all material has undergone rewriting (with few exceptions). All text type and tables have been completely reset. Illustrations have been revised and many new ones added and there is a larger page size to better accommodate them.
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HALF TITLE: THE BASIC PHYSICS of RADIATION THERAPY; TITLE PAGE: THE BASIC PHYSICS of RADIATION THERAPY; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; CONTENTS; CHAPTER 1: MATHEMATICAL BASIS OF RADIOTHERAPY; CHAPTER 2: MATTER AND ENERGY; CHAPTER 3: THE NATURE OF RADIATION; CHAPTER 4: KILOVOLTAGE X-RAY PRODUCTION, PROPERTIES, AND EQUIPMENT; CHAPTER 5: HIGH-ENERGY THERAPY UNITS: PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; CHAPTER 6: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN IONIZING RADIATION AND MATTER; CHAPTER 7: EXPOSURE AND EXPOSURE RATE OF PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 8: X-RAY QUALITY.

CHAPTER 9: ABOSRBED DOSE IN TELETHERAPY WITH PHOTONSCHAPTER 10: CENTRAL-AXIS DOSE DISTRIBUTIONS WITH PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 11: DOSE DISTRIBUTION WITH PHOTONS; CHAPTER 12: THERAPY PLANNING WITH PHOTON BEAMS; CHAPTER 13: ELECTRON-BEAM THERAPY; CHAPTER 14: RADIOACTIVITY AND NUCLEAR PHYSICS; CHAPTER 15: BRACHYTHERAPY WITH RADIUM AND ARTIFICIAL RADIONUCLIDES; CHAPTER 16: CANCER THERAPY WITH RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; CHAPTER 17: RA DIOBIOLOGY; CHAPTER 18: RADIOTHERAPY WITH HEAVY PARTICLES; CHAPTER 19: QUALITY ASSURANCE; CHAPTER 20: PROTECTION IN RADIOTHERAPY: HEALTH PHYSICS; Appendix; References; INDEX.

It has been thirteen years since the publication of the second edition and twenty-nine years since the first edition. In this third edition, all material has undergone rewriting (with few exceptions). All text type and tables have been completely reset. Illustrations have been revised and many new ones added and there is a larger page size to better accommodate them.

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