Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics

Devices for Research and Development

Editors: DeWerd, Larry A., Kissick, Michael (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive coverage of the history of medical physics phantoms
  • Applies medical physics phantoms toward research and development
  • Contains an overview of commercially available phantoms and describes current medical physics phantom design
  • Covers the needs and requirements for phantoms of the future
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The purpose and subject of this book is to provide a comprehensive overview of all types of phantoms used in medical imaging, therapy, nuclear medicine and health physics. For ionizing radiation, dosimetry with respect to issues of material composition, shape, and motion/position effects are all highlighted. For medical imaging, each type of technology will need specific materials and designs, and the physics and indications will be explored for each type. Health physics phantoms are concerned with some of the same issues such as material heterogeneity, but also unique issues such as organ-specific radiation dose from sources distributed in other organs.

Readers will be able to use this book to select the appropriate phantom from a vendor at a clinic, to learn from as a student, to choose materials for custom phantom design, to design dynamic features, and as a reference for a variety of applications. Some of the information enclosed is found in other sources, divided especially along the three categories of imaging, therapy, and health physics. To our knowledge, even though professionally, many medical physicists need to bridge the three catagories described above.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics

    DeWerd, Larry A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Radiation Therapy Dosimetry Phantoms

    Frigo, Sean P.

    Pages 17-38

  • Anthropomorphic Phantoms for Radiation Oncology Medical Physics

    Followill, David S.

    Pages 39-51

  • Motion Phantoms for Radiotherapy

    Kissick, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 53-75

  • Phantoms in Brachytherapy

    Yang, Yun (et al.)

    Pages 77-87

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics
Book Subtitle
Devices for Research and Development
Editors
  • Larry A. DeWerd
  • Michael Kissick
Series Title
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8304-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8304-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8303-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-4360-9
Series ISSN
1618-7210
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 286
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 62 illustrations in colour
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