The Resource Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View, by Michael Goitein, (electronic resource)

Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View, by Michael Goitein, (electronic resource)

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Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View
Title
Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Goitein
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Author
Author
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View was written for both physicists and medical oncologists with the aim of helping them approach the use of radiation in the treatment of cancer with understanding, confidence, and imagination. The book will let practitioners in one field understand the problems of, and find solutions for, practitioners in the other. It will help them to know "why" certain approaches are fruitful while, at the same time, encouraging them to ask the question "Why not?" in the face of assertions that some proposal of theirs is impractical, unreasonable, or impossible. Unlike a textbook, formal and complete developments of the topics are not among the goals. Instead, the reader will develop a foundation for understanding what the author has found to be matters of importance in radiation oncology during over thirty years of experience. Presentations cover, in largely non-technical language, the principal physical and biological aspects of radiation treatment and address practical clinical considerations in planning and delivering therapy. The importance of the assessment of uncertainties is emphasized. Topics include: an overview of the physics of the interactions of radiation with matter; the definition of the goals and the design of radiation therapy approaches; living with uncertainty; biophysical models of radiation damage; computer-based optimization of treatments; and proton therapy. Formulae and quantitation in general have been avoided in the belief that an understanding of the majority of important medical and biological issues in radiation oncology generally cannot be achieved through mathematical relationships. This unique and highly readable book will be indispensable both to beginners and to those with experience in either medical physics or radiation oncology. The author, who is Professor of Radiation Oncology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School, was an early pioneer in the development of image-based treatment planning and has been responsible for developing and putting into clinical practice such widely used tools as: digitally reconstructed radiographs, dose-volume histograms, and beam’s-eye view and has been a leader in the development of proton beam therapy
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Goitein, Michael
Dewey number
616.9940642
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Language note
English
LC call number
QH505
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering,
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  • Biophysics
  • Biological physics
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Cancer research
  • Biological and Medical Physics, Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering and Bioengineering
  • Cancer Research
Label
Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View, by Michael Goitein, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
"AIP Press"--p. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Radiation in the Treatment of Cancer -- Uncertainty -- Mapping Anatomy -- Designing a Treatment Beam -- Biology Matters -- Designing a Treatment Plan -- Motion Management -- Planning Manually -- IMRT and “Optimization” -- Proton Therapy in Water -- Proton Therapy in the Patient -- Quality Assurance -- Confidence
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
XI, 330 s,
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387726458
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-72645-8
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (CKB)1000000000405313
  • (EBL)372624
  • (OCoLC)261225090
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  • (EXLCZ)991000000000405313
Label
Radiation Oncology: A Physicist's-Eye View, by Michael Goitein, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"AIP Press"--p. [4] of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-321) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Contents
Radiation in the Treatment of Cancer -- Uncertainty -- Mapping Anatomy -- Designing a Treatment Beam -- Biology Matters -- Designing a Treatment Plan -- Motion Management -- Planning Manually -- IMRT and “Optimization” -- Proton Therapy in Water -- Proton Therapy in the Patient -- Quality Assurance -- Confidence
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2008.
Extent
XI, 330 s,
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387726458
Media category
computer
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-387-72645-8
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)1000000000405313
  • (EBL)372624
  • (OCoLC)261225090
  • (SSID)ssj0000232141
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11191005
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000232141
  • (PQKBWorkID)10210634
  • (PQKB)10736255
  • (DE-He213)978-0-387-72645-8
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC372624
  • (EXLCZ)991000000000405313

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