cover image - Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card),8th Edition
ISBN: 9780702074820
Page Count: 640
Imprint: Elsevier
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Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology - Elsevier eBook on VitalSource (Retail Access Card), 8th Edition

by Paul R Symonds, TD MD FRCP FRCR, John A Mills, PhD MIPEM CPhys and Angela Duxbury, FCR TDCR MSc
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Walter and Miller’s Textbook of Radiotherapy is a key textbook for therapeutic radiography students as well as trainee clinical and medical oncologists, clinical physicists and technologists. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section covers physics and provides a comprehensive review of radiotherapy physics. This section is designed to be non-physicist friendly, to simply and clearly explain the physical principles upon which radiotherapy and its technology are based. The second section is a systematic review by tumour site giving an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice. The title also covers the place of chemotherapy, surgery and non-radiotherapy treatments as well as the principles of cancer patient treatment including supportive care and palliative treatments. It is a comprehensive must-have resource for anyone studying therapeutic radiotherapy.

    • Highly illustrated in full colour including 350 photographs.
    • Clearly and simply explains the fundamental physics for clinicians
    • Gives an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice organised by tumour site making it very easy to navigate.
    • Describes the wide range of devices and clearly explains the principles behind their operation.
    • Comprehensively explains the calculation models of dose predictions for treatment preparation.
    • Heavy emphasis on how clinical trials have influenced current practice.
    • Shows how radiobiological knowledge has influenced current practice such as the fractionation regimens for breast and prostate cancer
    • Proton therapy; machines, dose measurement, covering the clinical advantages and pitfalls of this treatment modality.
    • New radiotherapy modalities such as stereotactic radiotherapy, types of intensity modulated radiotherapy and imaged guided radiotherapy are comprehensively covered as are recent advances in chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy.
    • In depth coverage of dose measurement and new devices.
  • SECTION 1
    1 Atoms, Nuclei and Radioactivity
    2 Interactions of Ionising Radiation With Matter
    3 Radiation Detection and Measurement
    4 Radiation Protection
    5 Imaging With X-Ray, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound
    6 Imaging With Radionuclides
    7 Therapy With Unsealed Radionuclides
    8 Radiotherapy Devices With Kilovoltage X-Rays and Radioisotopes
    9 Beam Production: Megavoltage Accelerators
    10 Radiation Treatment Planning: Immobilisation, Localisation and Verification Techniques
    11 Radiation Treatment Planning: Beam Models, Principles and Practice
    12 Networking, Data, Image Handling and Computing in Radiotherapy
    13 Quality Control
    14 Quality Management in Radiotherapy
    SECTION 2
    15 Epidemiology of Cancer and Screening
    16 Biological and Pathological Introduction
    17 Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Effects of Radiotherapy
    18 Principles of Management of Patients With Cancer
    19 Chemotherapy and Hormones
    20 Skin and Lip Cancer
    21 Head and Neck Cancer—General Principles
    22 Sino-Nasal, Oral, Larynx and Pharynx Cancers
    23 Thyroid Cancer
    24 Gastrointestinal Cancer
    25 Tumours of the Thorax
    26 Breast Cancer
    27 Gynaecological Cancer
    28 Cancer of Kidney, Bladder, Prostate, Testis, Urethra and Penis
    29 Lymphoma and Disease of Bone Marrow
    30 Tumours of the Central Nervous System
    31 Eye and Orbit
    32 Sarcomas
    33 Principles of Paediatric Oncology
    34 Care of Patients During Radiotherapy
    35 Medical Complications of Malignant Disease
    36 Proton Beam Therapy
  • Paul R Symonds, TD MD FRCP FRCR, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; Honorary Consultant Oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK, John A Mills, PhD MIPEM CPhys, Physicist, MACS-Quality Control Provider, James Watt House, Hinckley, UK and Angela Duxbury, FCR TDCR MSc, Emeritus Professor of Therapeutic Radiography, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
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