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