Learn everything you need to know about radiation therapy with the only comprehensive text written for radiation therapy students by radiation therapists. Principles and Practice of Radiation Therapy is designed to help you understand cancer management, improve clinical techniques for delivering doses of radiation, and apply complex concepts to treatment planning and delivery. This edition features enhanced learning tools and thoroughly updated content, including three new chapters to inform you of increasingly important technologies and practices. The up-to-date and authoritative coverage of this text make it a resource you'll want to consult throughout your radiation therapy courses and beyond.
Comprehensive coverage of radiation therapy includes a clear introduction and overview plus complete information on physics, simulation, and treatment planning.
Spotlights and shaded boxes identify the most important concepts.
End-of-chapter questions provide a useful review.
Chapter objectives, key terms, outlines, and summaries make it easier to prioritize, understand, and retain key information.
Key terms are bolded and defined at first mention in the text, and included in the glossary for easy reference.
UPDATED chemotherapy section, expansion of What Causes Cancer, and inclusions of additional cancer biology terms and principles provide the essential information needed for clinical success.
UPDATED coverage of post-image manipulation techniques includes new material on Cone beam utilization, MR imaging, image guided therapy, and kV imaging.
NEW section on radiation safety and misadministration of treatment beams addresses the most up-to-date practice requirements.
Content updates also include new ASRT Practice Standards and AHA Patient Care Partnership Standards, keeping you current with practice requirements.
UPDATED full-color insert is expanded to 32 pages, and displays images from newer modalities.
Unit I: Introduction 1. Cancer: An Overview 2. The Ethics and Legal Considerations of Cancer Management 3. Principles of Pathology 4. Overview of Radiobiology 5. Detection and Diagnosis 6. Medical Imaging 7. Treatment Delivery Equipment 8. Treatment Procedures 9. Infection Control in Radiation Oncology Facilities 10. Patient Assessment 11. Pharmacology and Drug Administration Unit II: Physics, Simulation and Treatment Planning 12. Applied Mathematics Review 13. Introduction to Radiation Therapy Physics 14. Aspects of Brachytherapy 15. Special Procedures 16. Particle Therapy 17. Radiation Safety and Protection 18. Patient Safety in Radiation Oncology 19. Quality Improvement in Radiation Oncology 20. Surface and Sectional Anatomy 21. Simulator Design 22. Computed Tomography Simulation 23. Photon Dosimetry Concepts and Calculations 24. Photon Dose Distributions 25. Electron Beams in Radiation Therapy 26. Electronic Charting and Image Management Unit III: Practical Applications 27. Bone, Cartilage and Soft Tissue Sarcomas 28. Lymphoreticular System Tumors 29. Endocrine System Tumors 30. Respiratory System Tumors 31. Head and Neck Cancers 32. Central Nervous System Tumors 33. Digestive System Tumors 34. Gynecological Tumors 35. Male Reproductive and Genitourinary Tumors 36. Breast Cancer 37. Pediatric Solid Tumors 38. Skin Cancers and Melanoma Glossary