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Clinical Radiotherapy Physics

  • Subramania Jayaraman
  • Lawrence H. Lanzl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Basic Physics and Radioactivity Decay

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 3-6
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 7-25
    4. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 26-30
    5. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 31-42
    6. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 43-55
  3. Interaction of Radiation with Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 59-68
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 69-91
  4. Radiation Beam Therapy Equipment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 95-106
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 107-117
    4. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 118-132
  5. Radiation Quantities, Units, and Detectors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 135-167
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 168-186
  6. Dosimetry of Radiation Beams

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 189-229
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 230-255
  7. Radiation Treatment Planning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 259-322
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 323-356
    4. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 357-417
  8. Radiation Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 421-442
    3. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 443-477
    4. Subramania Jayaraman, Lawrence H. Lanzl
      Pages 478-488
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 489-523

About this book

Introduction

This book provides an in-depth introduction to radiotherapy physics. The emphasis in much of the work is on the clinical aspects of the field. Uniquely useful for both the physicist and non-physicist, Clinical Radiotherapy Physics gradually and sequentially develops each of its topics in clear, concise language. It includes important mathematical analyses, yet is written so that these sections can be skipped, if desired, without compromising understanding. The book is divided into seven parts covering basic physics (Parts I-II), equipment for radiotherapy (Part III), radiation dosimetry (Parts IV-V), radiation treatment planning (Part VI), and radiation safety and shielding (Part VII). For radiation oncologists, radiation therapists, and clinical physicists.

Keywords

Charged-Particle Interaction Radiation Safety Radiation Treatment Planning Radioactivity Decacy X-ray brachytherapy dosimetry radiation radiotherapy

Authors and affiliations

  • Subramania Jayaraman
    • 1
  • Lawrence H. Lanzl
    • 2
  1. 1.Valley Radiation OncologyPhoenixUSA
  2. 2.University of Chicago, Chicago IllinoisChicago

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18549-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62155-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18549-6
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