ISBN: 9780323287692
Page Count: 928
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Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 4th Edition

by Charles M. Washington, MBA, RT(T), FASRT and Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT
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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.

    • 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


    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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