Clinical conformal radiotherapy is the holy grail of radiation treatment and is now becoming a reality through the combined efforts of physical scientists and engineers, who have improved the physical basis of radiotherapy, and the interest and concern of imaginative radiotherapists and radiographers.
Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy describes in detail the physics germane to the development of a particular form of clinical conformal radiotherapy called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT has become a topic of tremendous importance in recent years and is now being seriously investigated for its potential to improve the outcome of radiation therapy. The book collates the state-of-the-art literature together with the author's personal research experience and that of colleagues in the field to produce a text suitable for new research workers, Ph.D. students, and practicing radiation physicists that require a thorough introduction to IMRT. Fully illustrated, indexed, and referenced, the book has been prepared in a form suitable for supporting a teaching course.
Table of Contents
IMRT. General Considerations.Rotation IMRT. Tomotherapy. IMRT Using a Multileaf Collimator.IMRT. Clinical Implementation and Associated Issues. 3D Planning for CFRT Including IMRT. References. Index.
"It would be a very useful book for graduate students and researchers in many disciplines including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, radiotherapy and clinical research. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy is recommended for all health science libraries as well as science libraries."
-E-STREAMS, Vol. 5, No. 12