Brachytherapy Physics (1994 AAPM Summer School)Author: Jeffrey Williamson et al.
Published: 1995 | 715 pp |
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This textbook-quality proceedings will aid experienced radiation oncology physicists in implementing unfamiliar brachytherapy treatment modalities in their clinics.
The first section of the book emphasizes the fundamental physical and biological
principles underlying the application of sealed radioactive sources to cancer
therapy, including quality assurance. The regulatory environment is also
reviewed. The next two sections cover practical treatment planning, dose
specification, and clinical applications of interstitial and intracavitary
brachytherapy. Section IV covers the application of afterloading technology
to both low and high dose-rate brachytherapy. The remaining chapters deal
with quality assurance, treatment planning and development of treatment systems
for various clinical sites. Also described are recent advances in basic
dosimetry, treatment planning, quality assurance, radiation safety, and
dosimetric and biologic principles underlying brachytherapy.