Practical Radiation Oncology Physics, 1st Edition

A Companion to Gunderson & Tepper's Clinical Radiation Oncology
Authors :
Sonja Dieterich & Eric Ford & Daniel Pavord & Jing Zeng
Date of Publication: 10/2015
Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fo ...view more

Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice.

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Perfect for radiation oncologists, medical physicists, and residents in both fields, Practical Radiation Oncology Physics provides a concise and practical summary of the current practice standards in therapeutic medical physics. A companion to the fourth edition of Clinical Radiation Oncology, by Drs. Leonard Gunderson and Joel Tepper, this indispensable guide helps you ensure a current, state-of-the art clinical practice.


Key Features
  • Covers key topics such as relative and in-vivo dosimetry, imaging and clinical imaging, stereotactic body radiation therapy, and brachytherapy.
  • Describes technical aspects and patient-related aspects of current clinical practice.
  • Offers key practice guideline recommendations from professional societies throughout — including AAPM, ASTRO, ABS, ACR, IAEA, and others.
  • Includes therapeutic applications of x-rays, gamma rays, electron and charged particle beams, neutrons, and radiation from sealed radionuclide sources, plus the equipment associated with their production, use, measurement, and evaluation.
  • Features a "For the Physician" box in each chapter, which summarizes the key points with the most impact on the quality and safety of patient care.
  • Provides a user-friendly appendix with annotated compilations of all relevant recommendation documents.
  • Includes an enhanced Expert Consult eBook with open-ended questions, ideal for self-assessment and highlighting key points from each chapter. Download and search all of the text, figures, and references on any mobile device.

Author Information
By Sonja Dieterich, PhD, MBA, FAAPM, Professor of Physics, Residency Co-Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California ; Eric Ford, PhD, FAAPM, Professor, Interim Director of Medical Physics, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington ; Daniel Pavord, BS, MS, Chief Medical Physicist, Radiation Oncology, Health Quest, Poughkeepsie, New York and Jing Zeng, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington