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Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy

Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy

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Khan's Lectures: Handbook of the Physics of Radiation Therapy will provide a digest of the material contained in The Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lectures will be presented somewhat similar to a PowerPoint format, discussing key points of individual chapters. Selected diagrams from the textbook will be used to initiate the discussion. New illustrations will used, wherever needed, to enhance the understanding of important concepts. Discussion will be condensed and often bulleted. Theoretical details will be referred to the textbook and the cited literature. A problem set (practice questions) will be provided at the end of each chapter topic.

Contents

Preface viiCHAPTER 1:Structure of MatterLecture 1ALecture 1BThe Atom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Forces of Nature and Fundamental Particles . . . . . . . 7Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11CHAPTER 2:Nuclear TransformationsLecture 2ALecture 2BRadioactivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Nuclear Reactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27CHAPTER 3:Production of X-RaysLecture 3ALecture 3BX-Ray Tubes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31Physics of X-Ray Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41CHAPTER 4:Clinical Radiation GeneratorsLecture 4ALecture 4BX-Ray and Electron Beams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45Heavy Particle Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60CHAPTER 5:Interactions of Ionizing RadiationLecture 5ALecture 5BPhoton Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65Particle Interactions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76CHAPTER 6:Measurement of Ionizing RadiationLecture 6ALecture 6BMeasurement of Exposure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81Chambers and Electrometers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92CHAPTER 7:Quality of X-Ray BeamsLecture 7Beam Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Specification and Measurement of X-Ray97Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102CHAPTER 8:Measurement of Absorbed DoseLecture 8ALecture 8BDosimetry Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107Dosimeters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119CHAPTER 9:Dose Distribution and Scatter AnalysisLecture 9Depth Dose and Tissue-Air Ratios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133CHAPTER 10:A System of Dosimetric CalculationsLecture 10Formalism for Monitor Units Calculation . . . . . . . 139Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148CHAPTER 11:DistributionsTreatment Planning I: IsodoseLecture 11Isodose Distribution and Plan Evaluation . . . . . . . 153Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170CHAPTER 12:Corrections, and SetupTreatment Planning II: Patient Data,Lecture 12ATreatment Verification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lecture 12B:Inhomogeneities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Patient Data Acquisition, Simulation, and175Corrections for Irregular Surface and Tissue183Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190ContentsxiCHAPTER 13:Skin Dose, and Field SeparationTreatment Planning III: Field Shaping,Lecture 13Field Separation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Field Shaping, Surface Dose, and195Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204CHAPTER 14:Electron Beam TherapyLecture 14ALecture 14BElectron Beam Interactions and Dosimetry . . . . . 209Electron Beam Treatment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . 220Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234CHAPTER 15:BrachytherapyLecture 15Implantation and Dose Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Low-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Rules of239Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 249CHAPTER 16:Radiation ProtectionLecture 16Radiation Protection and Shielding Design . . . . . . 253Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 261CHAPTER 17:Quality AssuranceLecture 17Quality Assurance and Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . 267Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 273CHAPTER 18:Total Body IrradiationLecture 18and Dosimetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Total Body Irradiation: Techniques277Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282CHAPTER 19:Radiation TherapyThree-Dimensional ConformalLecture 19Treatment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3D Conformal Radiotherapy: Dosimetry and287Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295xiiContentsCHAPTER 20:Intensity-Modulated Radiation TherapyLecture 20and Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IMRT: Commissioning, Treatment Planning,299Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308CHAPTER 21:Stereotactic Radiation TherapyLecture 21Stereotactic Radiotherapy and Radiosurgery . . . . . . 313Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320CHAPTER 22:High-Dose-Rate BrachytherapyLecture 22Treatment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .High-Dose-Rate Brachytherapy: Dosimetry and325Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330CHAPTER 23:Prostate ImplantsLecture 23Treatment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prostate Implants: Technique, Dosimetry, and335Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 343CHAPTER 24:Intravascular BrachytherapyLecture 24and Dosimetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Intravascular Brachytherapy: Techniques347Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 352CHAPTER 25:Image-Guided Radiation TherapyLecture 25Tracking, and Imaging Dose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .IGRT: On-Board Imagers, Online Tumor355Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 364CHAPTER 26:Proton Beam TherapyLecture 26Treatment Planning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Proton Beam Therapy: Dosimetry and367Review Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 377AnswersIndex 383379

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  • ISBN13: 9781605476810
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781605476810
  • weight: 748
  • ISBN10: 1605476811

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