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Achieving Quality in Brachytherapy

1st Edition

By B.R. Thomadsen

CRC Press

252 pages | 16 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780750305549
pub: 1999-01-01
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Achieving Quality in Brachytherapy addresses the main issues that often prevent correct delivery of brachytherapy treatment. The book explains how to set up a functional quality assurance program in brachytherapy and covers all the steps needed to undertake particular treatment plans, from the initial planning required to the detailed specification. It highlights the importance of planning as a means of controlling and dealing with errors during the treatment process and advises on what to check and how to check during treatment to ensure effective quality assurance. This comprehensive reference is ideal for professionals working in brachytherapy, physics, and radiation oncology, and serves as an introduction for trainees with an undergraduate degree in medical physics or clinical radiation oncology.


"…highly recommended for everyone working with radiotherapy in general and brachytherapy in particular."

-Acta Radiologica

Table of Contents

General Considerations in Quality Management in Brachytherapy

Quality Assurance for Manual-Loading, Low Dose-Rate Brachytherapy Sources

Quality Management for a Treatment Plan

Quality Management for Manually Loaded, Low Dose-Rate Applications Quality Management for High Dose-Rate Units

Quality Management for High Dose-Rate Treatment Plans

Quality Management for Low and Medium Dose-Rate Remote Afterloaders

Quality Management for Brachytherapy Appliances

Quality Management for Dosimetric Treatment Planning


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology
SCIENCE / Physics