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Primer on Radiation Oncology Physics

Video Tutorials with Textbook and Problems, 1st Edition

By Eric Ford

CRC Press

360 pages | 282 Color Illus. | 26 B/W Illus.

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Gain mastery over the fundamentals of radiation oncology physics! This package gives you over 60 tutorial videos (each 15- 20 minutes in length) with a companion text, providing the most complete and effective introduction available. Dr. Ford has tested this approach in formal instruction for years with outstanding results. The text includes extensive problem sets for each chapter with detailed solutions provided. The videos include embedded quizzes and ‘whiteboard’ screen technology to facilitate comprehension. Together, this provides a valuable learning tool both for training purposes and as a refresher for those in practice.

Key Features:

  • A complete learning package for radiation oncology physics, including a full series of video tutorials with an associated textbook companion.
  • Clearly drawn, simple illustrations throughout the videos and text.
  • Embedded quiz feature in the video tutorials for testing comprehension while viewing.
  • Each chapter includes problem sets (solutions available to educators).
  • Developed over several years, extensively tested by students and carefully refined.

Table of Contents

Basic physics. Nuclear Structure and Decay. Mathematics of Nuclear Decay. Brachytherapy I. Photons interactions with matter. Photon beams, dose and kerma. Particle Interactions with Matter. X-ray tubes & linear accelerators. Medical Linear Accelerators. Megavoltage photon beams. Megavoltage photon beams: TMR and dose calculations. Photon beam treatment planning I. Photon Beam Treatment Planning: Part II. IMRT and VMAT. Megavoltage electron beams.Radiation measurement: ionization chambers. Other Radiation Measurement Devices. Quality Assurance (QA). Radiographic Imaging. Non-radiographic Imaging. Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) & Motion Management. Stereotactic Treatments.Total Body Irradiation (TBI) and Total Skin Electron Therapy (TSET).Particle Therapy. Radiation protection. Brachytherapy applications and radiopharmaceuticals.Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.Index

About the Author

Eric Ford, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is a board-certified medical physicist and has taught radiation oncology residents for 15 years within the programs at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Johns Hopkins and University of Washington. He is recipient of the Educator of the Year award in 2008, 2014 and 2016. In the past six years five residents have been recognized in the “Best of ASTRO” series. He has published over 125 research articles and delivered 24 invited lectures at national and international meetings in the last three years. He also serves in volunteer capacities in the leadership of AAPM and ASTRO and was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). He is a Fellow of the AAPM.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCIENCE / Physics