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cover image - Washington & Leaver’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy,5th Edition
ISBN: 9780323596954
Publication Date: 03-03-2020
Page Count: 832
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $239.99

Washington & Leaver’s Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 5th Edition

by Charles M. Washington, EdD, MBA, RT(T), FASRT, Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT and Megan Trad, PhD, MSRS, RT(T)

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ISBN: 9780323596954
Publication Date: 03-03-2020
Page Count: 832
Imprint: Mosby
List Price: $239.99
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Give your students a meaningful foundation in radiation therapy with the only text that’s actually written by radiation therapists themselves! With its problem-based approach, Washington & Leaver’s: Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy, 5th Edition helps students truly understand cancer management, improve clinical techniques, and apply complex concepts to treatment planning and delivery. Plus, with its new full-color design and up-to-date content that spans chemotherapy techniques, radiation safety, post-image manipulation techniques, and more; this fifth edition lays the groundwork for success in both coursework and beyond.

    • Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
    • Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines and summaries in each chapter help you organize information and ensure you understand what is most important.
    • End-of-chapter questions and questions to ponder provide opportunity for review and greater challenge.
    • Bolded and defined key terms are highlighted at first mention in the text and included in an expanded glossary.
    • Spotlight boxes highlight concepts and offer the most important information as it appears in the chapters.
    • NEW! Full color design enhances imagery throughout the book as well as augments overall learning.
    • NEW! Updated chemotherapy section includes additional cancer biology terms and principles to provide the essential information needed for clinical success.
    • NEW! Updated coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging.
    • NEW! Revised section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements.
    • NEW! The latest ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership content ensure you are up to date on the latest best practices in the field overall.
  • Section 1: Introduction 1. Cancer: An Overview 2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management 3. Patient Assessment 4. Overview of Radiobiology 5. Detection and Diagnosis 6. Medical Imaging in Practice 7. Treatment Delivery Equipment 8. Treatment Procedures 9. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities 10. Infection Control: Health and Safety 11. Pharmacology and Drug Administration

    Section 2: Physics, Simulation, and Treatment Planning 12. Applied Mathematics Review 13. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics 14. Aspects of Brachytherapy 15. Advanced Procedure 16. Particle Therapy 17. Radiation Safety and Protection 18. Culture of Safety and Protection 19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology 20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy 21. Computed Tomography Simulation and Design 22. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations 23. Photon Dose Distributions 24. Electronic Charting and Image Management

    Section 3: Practical Applications 25. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 26. Leukemias and Lymphomas 27. Endocrine System Tumors 28. Respiratory System Tumors 29. Head and Neck Cancers 30. Central Nervous System Tumors 31. Digestive System Tumors 32. Gynecological Tumors 33. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary Tumors 34. Breast Cancer 35. Pediatric Solid Tumors 36. Skin Cancers and Melanoma

    Appendices: A. Glossary

  • Charles M. Washington, EdD, MBA, RT(T), FASRT, Senior Director of Hospital Administration in Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dennis T. Leaver, MS, RT(R)(T), FASRT, Professor and Chair, Radiation Therapy Department, Southern Maine Community College, S. Portland, ME and Megan Trad, PhD, MSRS, RT(T), Program Chair - Professor — Radiation Therapy Program, Texas State University
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