This practical, up-to-date, bedside-oriented radiation oncology book encompasses the essential aspects of the subject with coverage on radiation physics, radiobiology, and clinical radiation oncology. The first two sections examine concepts that are crucial in radiation physics and radiobiology. The third section describes radiation treatment regimens appropriate for the main cancer sites and tumor types.
From the reviews:
"This valuable handbook begins with basic physics theory, moving to radiobiology from high-energy radiation interactions and ending with radiotherapy procedures and case management protocols in modern clinics. ... It is intended as a desk reference for radiation oncologists, physicists, and biologists, as well as medical students and fellows. Radiation oncology residents can read this book to gain an understanding of important techniques and protocols. ... This book is good for both refreshing clinical knowledge and studying for exams." (Jack Yang, Doody's Review Service, December, 2010)
Section I: Radiation Physics.- Atom.-Radiation.-Ionizing Radiation.-Interactions of Radiation with Material.-Characteristic Features of X-rays.- Characteristic Features of Electrons.-Units of Ionizing Radiation.-Radiation Machines.-Measurement of Ionizing Radiation.-Radiation Dosimetry.-Beam Modulators.-Pearl Boxes.- SECTION II: Radiobiology.- Cell Biology and Carcinogenesis.- Cellular Effects of Radiation.- Factors affecting biological effects of ionizing radiation.- Target Theory.- Cell Survival Curves.- Tissue and Organ Response to Radiation.- Stochastic and Deterministic Effect.- Tumor Response to Radiation.- 5 R of Radiation.- Fractionation.- Radiation Protection.- Pearl Boxes.- SECTION III: Clinical Radiation Oncology.- Introduction and Terminologies.- Central Nervous System Tumors.- Head and Neck Cancers.-Lung Cancer.- Breast Cancer.- Genitourinary System Tumors.-Gynecological Cancers.- Gastrointestinal System Tumors.- Soft Tissue Sarcomas.- Skin Cancers.- Lymphomas and Total Body Radiation.
Number Of Pages: 575
Published: 28th June 2010
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.88 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 1.13