ISBN: 9780323287685
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Mosby
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource, 4th Edition

by Charles M. Washington, MBA, RT(T), FASRT and Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT
Elsevier eBook on VitalSource
ISBN: 9780323287685
Page Count: 928
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $184.00
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The only radiation therapy text written by radiation therapists, Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 4th Edition helps you understand cancer management and improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation. A problem-based approach makes it easy to apply principles to treatment planning and delivery. New to this edition are updates on current equipment, procedures, and treatment planning. Written by radiation therapy experts Charles Washington and Dennis Leaver, this comprehensive text will be useful throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.

    • Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
    • Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts.
    • End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review.
    • Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information.
    • Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference.
    • UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success.
    • UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging.
    • NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements.
    • Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements.
    • UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.
  • 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. Medical Imaging
    7. Treatment Delivery Equipment
    8. Treatment Procedures
    9. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities
    10. Patient Assessment
    11. Pharmacology and Drug Administration
    Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment Planning
    12. Applied Mathematics Review
    13. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics
    14. Aspects of Brachytherapy
    15. Special Procedures
    16. Particle Therapy
    17. Radiation Safety and Protection
    18. Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology
    19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology 
    20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy
    21. Simulator Design
    22. Computed Tomography Simulation
    23. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations
    24. Photon Dose Distributions
    25. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy
    26. Electronic Charting and Image Management 
    Unit III: Practical Applications
    27. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas
    28. Lymphoreticular System Tumors
    29. Endocrine System Tumors
    30. Respiratory System Tumors
    31. Head and Neck Cancers
    32. Central Nervous System Tumors
    33. Digestive System Tumors
    34. Gynecological Tumors
    35. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary Tumors
    36. Breast Cancer
    37. Pediatric Solid Tumors
    38. Skin Cancers and Melanoma
    Glossary
  • 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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