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Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition : Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering - David Greene

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition

Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Paperback Published: 1st January 1997
ISBN: 9780750304764
Number Of Pages: 286

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Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other intensity modulated beams, on electron scattering systems, and on dosimetry. With high-quality illustrations and practical examples throughout, it contains a detailed description of electron beam optics and linear accelerator components. The final chapter explains how to use other equipment, such as scanners and simulators, in conjunction with linear accelerators for optimum treatment of cancers.

..." a very welcome second edition ... thoroughly up to date with sections on MLCs, EPIDs, computer control of LINACs, dosimetry protocols, imaging and costs ... intensely practical and useful volume ...," Professor S Webb, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden NHS Trust ..." excellent ... clearly written for medical physicists in the field." Professor S Lillicrap, Head of Medical Physics, Wessex Regional Medical Physics Service ..." notable improvements include ... technology of state-of-the-art radiotherapy techniques, more in-depth treatment of specialist topics such as waveguide theory and electron beam optics ... marked increase in the number and quality of diagrams" J B Tuohy, Head of Radiotherapy Technology, Cookridge Hospital "a useful book for the indicated readership" A N L Kay, Director, Varian Oncology Systems. ..." a reasonably sized and priced textbook that should be on every therapy department bookshelf and in every medical and radiography school. Radiographers, radiotherapists, medical technical offiers, manufacturers and clinical scientists would all benefit from this book." Mr P H Smithson, Principal Physicist, Medical Equipment Management Organisation, Bristol Oncology Centre, RAD Magazine, April 1998 related S C Klevenhagen: Physics of Electron Beam Therapy, 1985 S Webb: The Physics of Three Dimensional Radiation Therapy, 1993 S Webb: The Physics of Conformal Radiotherapy: Advances in Technology, 1997 very welcome second edition ... thoroughly up to date with sections on MLCs, EPIDs, computer control of LINACs, dosimetry protocols, imaging and costs ... intensely practical and useful volume ...," Professor S Webb, Institute of Cancer Research and RoyalMarsden NHS Trust ..." excellent ... clearly written for medical physicists in the field." Professor S Lillicrap, Head of Medical Physics, Wessex Regional Medical Physics Service ..." notable improvements include ... technology of state-of-the-art radiotherapy techniques, more in-depth treatment of specialist topics such as waveguide theory and electron beam optics ... marked increase in the number and quality of diagrams" J B Tuohy, Head of Radiotherapy Technology, Cookridge Hospital "a useful book for the indicated readership" A N L Kay, Director, Varian Oncology Systems. ..." a reasonably sized and priced textbook that should be on every therapy department bookshelf and in every medical and radiography school. Radiographers, radiotherapists, medical technical offiers, manufacturers and clinical scientists would all benefit from this book." Mr P H Smithson, Principal Physicist, Medical Equipment Management Organisation, Bristol Oncology Centre, RAD Magazine, April 1998 related S C Klevenhagen: Physics of Electron Beam Therapy, 1985 S Webb: The Physics of Three Dimensional Radiation Therapy, 1993 S Webb: The Physics of Conformal Radiotherapy: Advances in Technology, 1997

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
General Description of a Linear Accelerator and its Component Systemsp. 1
Basic Processes in Electron Acceleration - The Accelerating Waveguidep. 10
The Microwave System and its High-Voltage Suppliesp. 27
The Vacuum, Cooling and Ancillary Systemsp. 48
The Electron Beam (Its Production and Transport)p. 55
The Treatment Headp. 71
The Dose Monitoring and Control Systemp. 94
Beam Direction and Beam Shaping Devicesp. 108
Mechanical Systemsp. 121
Control and Interlock Systemsp. 138
Treatment Verificationp. 164
Specification, Performance and Calibrationp. 174
Radiation Protection and Room Designp. 194
Accelerator Operationp. 213
Simulators and Tomographic Scannersp. 235
Contemporary Developmentsp. 247
Conclusionp. 256
Referencesp. 258
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780750304764
ISBN-10: 0750304766
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 1st January 1997
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition