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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 3rd Edition

by Charles M. Washington, MBA, RT(T), FASRT and Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323066655
Page Count: 1008
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $179.00
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Learn everything you need to know about radiation therapy with the only comprehensive text written for radiation therapy students by radiation therapists. Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy is designed to help you understand cancer management, improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation, and apply complex concepts to treatment planning and delivery. This edition features enhanced learning tools and thoroughly updated content, including three new chapters to inform you of increasingly important technologies and practices. The up-to-date and authoritative coverage of this text make it a resource you’ll want to consult throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.
    • Complete coverage of radiation therapy provides all introductory content plus the full scope of information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
    • This popular and well-reviewed text continues to be regarded by many radiation therapy professionals as a strong, comprehensive, and authoritative source.
    • Contributions from a broad range of practitioners bring you the expertise of radiation therapists, physicians, nurses, administrators, and educators who are part of cancer management teams.
    • Chapters on image guided radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, and CT simulation keep you up-to-date with emerging technologies.
    • Objectives, bulleted summaries, and spotlights join an already impressive list of pedagogical features including chapter outlines, key terms, review questions with answers, critical thinking questions, and a complete, updated glossary.
    • Color inserts show significant procedures and imaging technologies clearly.
  • Unit I: Introduction

    1. Cancer: An Overview

    2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management

    3. Principles of Pathology

    4. Overview of Radiobiology

    5. Detection and Diagnosis

    6. Radiographic Imaging

    7. Treatment Delivery Equipment

    8. Treatment Procedures

    9. Education

    10. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology

    11. Assessment

    12. Pharmacology and Drug Administration

    Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment

    13. Applied Mathematics Review

    14. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics

    15. Aspects of Brachytherapy

    16. Image Guided Radiation Therapy NEW!

    17. Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy NEW

    18. Radiation Safety and Protection

    19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology

    20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy

    21. Simulator Design

    22. Conventional Simulation

    23. CT Simulation NEW!

    24. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations

    25. Dose Distributions

    26. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy

    27. Electronic Charting and Image Management

    Unit III: Practical Applications

    28. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas

    29. Lymphoreticular System

    30. Leukemia

    31. Endocrine System

    32. Respiratory System

    33. Head and Neck Cancers

    34. Central Nervous System

    35. Digestive System

    36. Gynecological Tumors

    37. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary

    38. Breast Cancer

    39. Pediatric Solid Tumors

    40. Skin and Melanoma

  • Charles M. Washington, MBA, RT(T), FASRT, Director, Clinical Services and Operations, The University of Texas, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX and Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT, Professor and Chair, Radiation Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College, S. Portland, ME
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