Physics for Clinical Oncology


Author: Amen Sibtain,Andrew Morgan,Niall MacDougall

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199573352

Category: Medical

Page: 263

View: 1384

To be able to perform radiotherapy effectively, oncologists and radiographers need to understand the physics behind it. This book is the first on radiation physics written specifically for the needs of the practising oncology team.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Brachytherapy


Author: Peter Hoskin,Catherine Coyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199600902

Category: Medical

Page: 202

View: 2380

This book provides practical guidance on the use of brachytherapy. Each chapter gives the reader a solid background in the physics and dosimetry of the technique, followed by practical information on its use in common disease sites.

Radiotherapy in Practice

External Beam Therapy


Author: Peter J. Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198529293

Category: Medical

Page: 478

View: 682

External beam therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edges of the site where cancer is found. The goal is to destroy any abnormal cells and prevent the growth or regrowth of the tumor. This book provides practical guidance on the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and planning, and then developing this by individual sites.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Radioisotope Therapy


Author: Peter J Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198568428

Category: Medical

Page: 189

View: 7299

Radioisotope therapy is an internal form of radiation used to treat cancer; it may be administered orally or intravenously and represents the nearest treatment option to the 'magic bullet', specifically targeting sites of disease whilst sparing surrounding normal tissues. Radioisotope therapy has an important role to play in modern medicine, particularly in the treatment of thyroid disease, neuroendocrine tumours, bone metastasis and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It is found in both the diagnostic setting and in therapy, but recently there has been a renaissance in the application of radioisotope unsealed sources in therapeutic indications. It is an active area of research, with the quest for new compounds that will be specific for therapeutic targets. This book is an essential, practical guide to the use of radioisotope therapy, and also includes the background and developmental biology which underpins its use. Individual tumours and diseases are explored, with specific focus given to radioisotope treatment options. The barriers to radioisotope therapy, such as ease of access, acquisition of radioisotopes, radiation protection regulations, and cost are also discussed. ABOUT THE SERIES Radiotherapy remains the major non-surgical treatment modality for the management of malignant disease, with over 50% of patients receiving treatment at some time during the management of their malignant disease. It is based on the application of the principles of applied physics, radiobiology, and tumour biology to clinical practice. Each volume in this series takes the reader through the basic principles of different types of radiotherapy, and then develops these by individual sites. This series of practical handbooks are aimed at physicians both training and practising in radiotherapy, as well as medical physicists, dosimetrists, radiographers and senior nurses.

External Beam Therapy


Author: Peter Hoskin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019969656X

Category: Medical

Page: 513

View: 4094

External Beam Therapy is used to aim highly focused beams of radiation at the edge of the site where cancer is found. This second editon provides practical guidance of the use of External Beam Therapy, taking the reader through the basic principles covering indications, treatment, and then developing this by individual sites.

Radiotherapy in Practice - Imaging


Author: Peter Hoskin,Vicky Goh

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019923132X

Category: Medical

Page: 337

View: 6948

Imaging is a critical component of the management of patients having radiotherapy. This book covers the basic principles of the main imaging modalities; site specific chapters give best practice for individual tumour sites, and it also contains information on radioprotection and regulatory issues.



Author: Frank Close

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827429407

Category: Science

Page: 233

View: 2751

„Ich habe ein Teilchen postuliert, das nicht entdeckt werden kann“, stellte der Physiker Wolfgang Pauli einst fest. Es brauchte lange Jahre, viel Geduld und großen Einfallsreichtum, um einen indirekten, flüchtigen Blick auf das schwer fassbare Neutrino zu erhaschen und jene Kiste Champagner zu gewinnen, die Pauli auf dessen Entdeckung gewettet hatte. Hier nun ist die Geschichte, wie dieses außergewöhnlichste aller Teilchen – ohne Ladung, fast ohne Masse, kaum mit Materie interagierend – gesucht und gefunden wurde und wie uns die Neutrino-Astronomie heute tiefe Einblicke in die Herzen ferner Galaxien ermöglicht.

Practical Clinical Oncology


Author: Louise Hanna,Tom Crosby,Fergus Macbeth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107683629

Category: Medical

Page: 616

View: 5075

A complete guide to clinical oncology, covering the main treatment modalities and diagnosis and treatment strategies for specific tumour types.

Practical Radiation Oncology Physics

A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper's Clinical Radiation Oncology


Author: Sonja Dieterich,Eric Ford,Daniel Pavord,Jing Zeng

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323263755

Category: Medical

Page: 400

View: 9934

Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice. Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy. Describes technical aspects and patient-related aspects of current clinical practice. Offers key practice guideline recommendations from professional societies throughout — including AAPM, ASTRO, ABS, ACR, IAEA, and others. Includes therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources, plus the equipment associated with their production, use, measurement, and evaluation. Features a "For the Physician" box in each chapter, which summarizes the key points with the most impact on the quality and safety of patient care. Provides a user-friendly appendix with annotated compilations of all relevant recommendation documents. Medicine eBook is accessible on a variety of devices.


Alternativen zur radikalen Operation ; ein Ratgeber für Betroffene, Ärzte und medizinisch interessierte Leser ; mit 11 Tabellen


Author: Ulrich Köppen

Publisher: Schattauer Verlag

ISBN: 3794528212


Page: 135

View: 6918

Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology

Conditions of the Skin, Hair, and Nails in Cancer Patients


Author: Mario E. Lacouture

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118590600

Category: Medical

Page: 440

View: 2867

The first book focusing specifically on frequent andfrequently disabling side effects involving the skin, hair andnails in cancer patients According to the World Health Organization, there are approximatelythirty million people living with a diagnosis of cancer – themajority of whom will receive surgery, systemic therapy, and/orradiation, and who will suffer from dermatologic adverse events.Dermatologists and oncologists are only beginning to grapple withthese events, which pose serious quality-of-life issues with somany patients, and will become more prevalent as survival ratesimprove, thanks in part to new cancer treatments and drugregimens. Concentrating on a topic that has only been briefly touched upon byother texts, this book offers a focused perspective on the clinicalpresentation, underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms, andmanagement of skin, hair, and nail conditions for oncologists,dermatologists, and allied practitioners. Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology: Conditions ofthe Skin, Hair, and Nails in Cancer Patients: • Covers in detail the dermatologic adverse events ofoncologic therapies, clinical presentations, and treatmentrecommendations • Enables dermatologists and other practitioners tosignificantly improve the care of patients with cancer • Addresses the dermatologic adverse events of cancertherapies used globally, of which a large number are found indeveloping countries • Emphasizes prophylactic measures – based ontreatments used and type of cancer – to prevent theappearance of adverse events • Provides built-in discussions on patient education forpractical counseling during therapies • Offers rapid-reference sections on topical dermatologydrugs The first book to present dermatologic conditions in cancerpatients and survivors in a uniform and in-depth manner,Dermatologic Principles and Practice in Oncology is idealfor oncologists, oncology nurses, and dermatologists who wish totake better care of those with adverse skin, hair, and nailconditions.

Radiotherapy Physics

In Practice


Author: Jerry Williams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780192628787

Category: Medical

Page: 354

View: 3330

The book is a comprehensive practical introduction to radiotherapy physics. It provides detailed descriptions of current techniques, written by experienced practitioners, who review current methods and provide specific detailed practical guidance for external beam radiotherapy, and for the therapeutic use of sealed and unsealed radioactive sources.

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Theory and Practice


Author: P Mayles,A Nahum,J.C Rosenwald

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420012026

Category: Science

Page: 1470

View: 3867

From background physics and biological models to the latest imaging and treatment modalities, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice covers all theoretical and practical aspects of radiotherapy physics. In this comprehensive reference, each part focuses on a major area of radiotherapy, beginning with an introduction by the editors and then subdividing into self-contained chapters. The first three parts present the fundamentals of the underlying physics, radiobiology, and technology involved. The ensuing sections discuss the support requirements of external beam radiotherapy, such as dose measurements, properties of clinical beams, patient dose computation, treatment planning, and quality assurance, followed by a part that explores exciting new advances that include developments in photon and particle therapy. Subsequent sections examine brachytherapy using sealed and unsealed sources and provide the framework of radiation protection, including an appendix that describes the detailed application of UK legislation. The final part contains handy tables of both physical constants and attenuation data. To achieve safe and effective radiotherapy, there needs to be a close understanding among various disciplines. With contributions from renowned specialists, the Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice provides essential theoretical and practical knowledge for medical physicists, researchers, radiation oncologists, and radiation technologists.

Radiation Therapy for Skin Cancer


Author: Armand B Cognetta,William M. Mendenhall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461469864

Category: Medical

Page: 251

View: 5805

Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies is a vital resource for dermatologists interested in radiation therapy, including the physics and biology behind treatment of skin cancers, as well as useful and pragmatic formulas and algorithms for evaluating and treating them. Dermatology has always been a field that overlaps multiple medical specialties and this book is no exception, with its focus on both dermatologists and radiation oncologists. It is estimated that between 2010 and 2020, the demand for radiation therapy will exceed the number of radiation oncologists practicing in the U.S. tenfold, which could profoundly affect the ability to provide patients with sufficient access to treatment. Photon Radiation Therapy for Skin Malignancies enhances the knowledge of dermatologists and radiation oncologists and presents them with the most up-to-date information regarding detection, delineation and depth determination of skin cancers, and appropriate biopsy techniques. In addition, the book also addresses radiation therapy of the skin and the skin’s reactions to radiation therapy.

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy


Author: Charles M. Washington,Dennis T. Leaver

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323287816

Category: Medical

Page: 928

View: 2516

The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond. Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning. Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts. End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review. Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information. Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference. UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success. UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging. NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements. Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements. UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.

Radiation Oncology

Management Decisions


Author: K. S. Clifford Chao,Carlos A. Perez,Luther W. Brady

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9780781732222

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 3117

Designed for rapid, on-the-spot consultation, this handy manual presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the daily clinical practice of radiation oncology. The first 12 chapters succinctly review concepts that are crucial in treatment planning and patient management. The remaining 52 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor types.This revised, updated Second Edition reflects the past three years' many improvements in radiation treatment of malignancies. A new chapter covers intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). The book contains more than 300 practical illustrations, including full-color in the chapters on IMRT and 3-D physics and treatment planning.

Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy


Author: Xun Jia,Steve B. Jiang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351231669

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 9618

Use the GPU Successfully in Your Radiotherapy Practice With its high processing power, cost-effectiveness, and easy deployment, access, and maintenance, the graphics processing unit (GPU) has increasingly been used to tackle problems in the medical physics field, ranging from computed tomography reconstruction to Monte Carlo radiation transport simulation. Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy collects state-of-the-art research on GPU computing and its applications to medical physics problems in radiation therapy. Tackle Problems in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy The book first offers an introduction to the GPU technology and its current applications in radiotherapy. Most of the remaining chapters discuss a specific application of a GPU in a key radiotherapy problem. These chapters summarize advances and present technical details and insightful discussions on the use of GPU in addressing the problems. The book also examines two real systems developed with GPU as a core component to accomplish important clinical tasks in modern radiotherapy. Translate Research Developments to Clinical Practice Written by a team of international experts in radiation oncology, biomedical imaging, computing, and physics, this book gets clinical and research physicists, graduate students, and other scientists up to date on the latest in GPU computing for radiotherapy. It encourages you to bring this novel technology to routine clinical radiotherapy practice.

Gastrointestinal Agents—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition



Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1481688049

Category: Medical

Page: 58

View: 1483

Gastrointestinal Agents—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about ZZZAdditional Research in a compact format. The editors have built Gastrointestinal Agents—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about ZZZAdditional Research in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Gastrointestinal Agents—Advances in Research and Application: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View


Author: Michael Goitein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387726454

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 346

The papers collected in this hugely useful volume cover the principle physical and biological aspects of radiation therapy and in addition, address practical clinical considerations in the planning and delivering of that therapy. The importance of the assessment of uncertainties is emphasized. Topics include an overview of the physics of the interactions of radiation with matter and the definition of the goals and the design of radiation therapy approaches.

Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy Research E-Book

Skills and Strategies


Author: Aarthi Ramlaul

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048283

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 4013

All you need to successfully undertake a research project! This exciting new book provides radiography students and practitioners with the key skills and strategies required to undertake research within medical imaging and radiotherapy. Quantitative and qualitative research methods are covered and guidance given on the entire research process - from literature researching, information management and literature evaluation, through to data collection, data analysis and writing up. Specific instruction is given on the structure and presentation of dissertations, writing articles for publication and on presentation skills for presenting at conferences. FEATURES Tailored to meet the specific needs of radiography students plus practitioners undertaking research Includes practice tips and pitfalls to avoid Covers how to apply for research funding for larger scale projects Practical examples throughout clarify the concepts Accompanying EVOLVE website EVOLVE website An accompanying website includes interactive examples of how to use the statistics tests discussed within the text. Tailored to meet needs of radiography and medical imaging students and practitioners undertaking research Accompanying website includes 10 examples on how to use descriptive and inferential statistics packages with interactive 10-step exercises and video clips on how to start up the packages Case examples throughout clarify concepts.