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.
KeywordsAttenuation Cobalt Radium Fractionation Radionuclide
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