The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy

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Author: Patrick McDermott, Colin Orton
Affiliation: Beaumont University
Publisher: Medical Physics Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN 10: 1930524986
ISBN 13: 9781930524989
eISBN: 9781930524996
Edition: 2nd
It's no wonder more and more colleges are adopting The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy for their radiology and medical physics programs. Radiation therapy is a difficult subject to understand and teach, so it helps to have a book written by two renowned experts who have explained the field's tough concepts to students for many years with the perfect mix of depth, insight, and humor. The critics agree. From Thomas Lowinger in IOMP Journal... "This is an excellent book; the presentation of the book diagrams, figures, pictures (many in color), and selection of problems are clear and logical and make this book a classic. It is evident that the authors have taught this subject for a long time and were able to distill and explain concepts in a clear and interesting way. The authors have written a spellbinding textbook that belongs on the bookshelf of every medical physicist, both as a reference and as guide. surely belongs in the pantheon of great medical physics textbooks. I wish I had this book when I was a student." From Joseph P. Driewer in JACMP... "The 2nd edition of The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy by McDermott and Orton is an accessible textbook for radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, and radiation oncology residents. It could be a great primary text for a first course in radiation therapy physics as well as a great study resource for board exams in these areas." The 2nd edition has been guided by the 2018 ASTRO core curriculum for radiation oncology residents. Novice physicists will find the book useful when studying for board exams, with helpful chapter summaries, appendices, and extra end-of-chapter problems and questions. It features new material on digital x-ray imaging, neutron survey meters, flattening-filter free and x-band linacs, biological dose indices, electronic brachytherapy, OSLD, Cerenkov radiation, FMEA, total body irradiation, proton therapy, and more. Also included: Updated ...
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