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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy : 4th Edition - Charles M. Washington

Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy

4th Edition

Hardcover Published: 13th May 2015
ISBN: 9780323287524
Number Of Pages: 928

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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
  • Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts.
  • End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review.
  • Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information.
  • Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference.
New to this Edition
  • UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success.
  • UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging.
  • NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements.
  • Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements.
  • UPDATED full-colour insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.

Unit I: Introduction
1. Cancer: An Overview
2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management
3. Principles of Pathology
4. Overview of Radiobiology
5. Detection and Diagnosis
6. Medical Imaging
7. Treatment Delivery Equipment
8. Treatment Procedures
9. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities 
10. Patient Assessment 
11. Pharmacology and Drug Administration
Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment Planning
12. Applied Mathematics Review 
13. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics
14. Aspects of Brachytherapy 
15. Special Procedures 
16. Particle Therapy 
17. Radiation Safety and Protection 
18. Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology 
19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology  
20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy
21. Simulator Design 
22. Computed Tomography Simulation 
23. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations 
24. Photon Dose Distributions 
25. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy 
26. Electronic Charting and Image Management  
Unit III: Practical Applications
27. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 
28. Lymphoreticular System Tumors 
29. Endocrine System Tumors 
30. Respiratory System Tumors 
31. Head and Neck Cancers
32. Central Nervous System Tumors
33. Digestive System Tumors 
34. Gynecological Tumors 
35. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary Tumors 
36. Breast Cancer 
37. Pediatric Solid Tumors 
38. Skin Cancers and Melanoma 

ISBN: 9780323287524
ISBN-10: 0323287522
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 928
Published: 13th May 2015
Publisher: Elsevier - Health Sciences Division
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 29.0 x 22.8  x 4.2
Weight (kg): 2.77
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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