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Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology

Benefits

  • Easy-to-read handbook covering the physics and biology of radiation therapy

  • Reviews to topics included on the radiation oncology, medical dosimetry, and radiation therapy board exams

  • Presents concepts in a step-by-step format featuring mnemonics, cartoons, and rules of thumb

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Radiation Therapy Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 3-10
    3. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 11-21
    4. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 23-34
    5. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 35-41
    6. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 43-54
    7. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 55-68
    8. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 69-76
    9. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 77-92
    10. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 93-109
    11. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 111-123
    12. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 125-137
    13. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 139-150
    14. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 151-154
    15. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 155-163
    16. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 165-168
    17. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 169-177
  3. Radiation Therapy Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. David S. Chang, Foster D. Lasley, Indra J. Das, Marc S. Mendonca, Joseph R. Dynlacht
      Pages 181-189

About this book

Introduction

This book is a concise and well-illustrated review of the physics and biology of radiation therapy intended for radiation oncology residents, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, and physicists. It presents topics that are included on the Radiation Therapy Physics and Biology examinations and is designed with the intent of presenting information in an easily digestible format with maximum retention in mind. The inclusion of mnemonics, rules of thumb, and reader-friendly illustrations throughout the book help to make difficult concepts easier to grasp. Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology is a valuable reference for students and prospective students in every discipline of radiation oncology.    

Keywords

medical dosimetry board review radiation oncology board review radiation therapy biology radiation therapy board review radiation therapy physics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyCHRISTUS St. Patrick Regional Cancer CenterLake CharlesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  5. 5.Department of Radiation OncologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

About the authors

David S. Chang, MD, MS

Department of Radiation Oncology

CHRISTUS St. Patrick Regional Cancer Center 

Lake Charles, LA, USA

Foster D. Lasley, MD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN, USA  

Indra J. Das, PhD, FACR, FASTRO

Department of Radiation Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN, USA    

Marc S. Mendonca, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Joseph R. Dynlacht, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indianapolis, IN, USA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology
  • Authors David S. Chang
    Foster D. Lasley
    Indra J. Das
    Marc S. Mendonca
    Joseph R. Dynlacht
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-06841-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-06840-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-06841-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 348
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 147 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Radiotherapy
    Diagnostic Radiology
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