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Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology

Authors: Chang, D.S., Lasley, F., Das, I.J., Mendonca, M.S., Dynlacht, J.R.

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  • Easy-to-read handbook covering the physics and biology of radiation therapy
  • Fully updated and includes four new chapters on MRI linac, proton beam radiotherapy, chemomodulation and immunomodulation of radiation in vitro and in vivo, and scholastic and deterministic late effects
  • Reviews 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
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About this book

This book is a concise and well-illustrated review of the physics and biology of radiation therapy intended for radiation therapists, dosimetrists, radiation oncology residents, and physicists. It presents topics that are included on the radiation therapy physics and biology board 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. This new edition is updated throughout with the latest information and applications of radiation oncology physics and biology and includes four new chapters. New topics include: MRI linac, proton beam radiotherapy, chemomodulation and immunomodulation of radiation in vitro and in vivo, and stochastic and deterministic late effects. Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology is a valuable reference for radiation oncologists, medical professionals in the field, residents, and all students interested in radiation oncology.

About the authors

David S. Chang, MD, MS is a Radiation Oncologist at the CHRISTUS St. Patrick Regional Cancer Center in Lake Charles, LA, USA.

Foster D. Lasley, MD is a Radiation Oncologist at GenesisCare in Rogers, AK.

Indra J. Das, PhD, FACR, FASTRO is a professor and vice chair at northwestern university Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.

Marc S. Mendonca, PhD is a Professor of Radiation Oncology & Medical and Molecular Genetics, and Director of Radiation and Cancer Biology at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Joseph R. Dynlacht, PhD is a Professor of Radiation Oncology & BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY at Indiana University School of Medicine.

Table of contents (35 chapters)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-61899-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Basic Radiotherapy Physics and Biology
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-61899-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-61899-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-61898-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXIII, 380
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 170 illustrations in colour
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