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Physics

  • P. C. Williams
  • J. M. Wilkinson
  • H. Notley

Abstract

This chapter provides some background about the physical aspects of radiotherapy. The provision of a treatment by ionising radiation is very much a team effort by the radiotherapist, the physicist, and the radiographer, but we shall concentrate here on the basic technology and will not discuss who does what.

Keywords

Target Volume Oblique Incidence Wedge Angle Source Strength Beam Therapy 
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Suggestions for Further Reading

  1. Meredith WJ, Massey JB (1977) Fundamental physics of radiology. Wright, Bristol.Google Scholar
  2. Guidance Notes for the Protection of Persons against Ionizing Radiations Arising from Medical and Dental Use. NRPB 1988.Google Scholar
  3. Reports of the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements.Google Scholar
  4. Reports of the International Commission on Radiological Protection.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. C. Williams
  • J. M. Wilkinson
  • H. Notley

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