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Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology and Modern Radiation Therapy Techniques

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This chapter describes the basic principles involved in the science and practice of radiation biology and radiation oncology. It also briefly describes the role of medical physicists, radioprotection, and radiosensitization and common principles involved in treating a patient using radiation therapy (RT).

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  • Radiation oncology
  • Radioprotection
  • Medical physics
  • Radiosensitization

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Bensadoun, RJ., Nair, R. (2022). Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology and Modern Radiation Therapy Techniques. In: Nair, R. (eds) Orofacial Supportive Care in Cancer . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86510-8_4

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