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The Physics of Conformal Radiotherapy


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Developments and controversies in three-dimensional treatment planning. Methods to create a 2D modulation of fluence (intensity) across a radiation field. Megavoltage portal imaging, Transit dosimetry and tissue compensators. The multileaf collimator in clinical practice. Converting 3D dose to biological outcomes TCP and NTCP. Progress in proton radiotherapy. Image formation, utilisation, display, the role of 3D, and the CT-simulator.


"... excellent discussion on medical imaging and computerized treatment optimization ... good overview of developments in biological models and processes ... good perspective on the role of proton therapy and source of the facilities ... excellent background, guidelines, and extensive critical evaluations on the practicality of every item covered ... an excellent update on advances in technology related to conformal radiotherapy. I would highly recommend it to medical physicists, radiation oncologists, and manufacturers interested in the cutting-edge technological developments in the field of radiation oncology."
-Medical Physics, 1997

"For any centre considering 3-D CRT ... this book is a useful source of information."
-RAD Review

"...authoritative ... [the book] describes the physics and methodology of conformal radiotherapy ... useful to both experienced and novice medical physicists and radiotherapists."
-ASLIB Book Guide

"...a useful introduction and review of a number of developing areas in conformal radiotherapy, providing valuable explanations of the theories behind the state of the art equipment."
-Clinical Oncology

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