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The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology

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The Early History of Brachytherapy Physics. Radiation Quantities and Units. Atoms, Nuclei, Elementary Particles, and Radiations. Interaction Properties of Photons and Electrons. Brachytherapy Radionuclides and Their Properties. Production and Construction of Sealed Sources. Source Specification and Source Calibration. Source Dosimetry. Monte Carlo-Based Source Dosimetry. Experimental Dosimetry. Appendix 1: Data Table of the Isotopes. Appendix 2: Unit Conversion Factors and Physical Constants. Appendix 3: TG-43 Tables for Brachytherapy Sources. Appendix 4 Dose Rate Tables for Brachytherapy Sources. Index.

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Dimos Baltas, Loukas Sakelliou and Nikolaos Zamboglou


"Detailing the physics behind brachytherapy treatment, this book is essential reading for researchers, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists who want to keep abreast of the developments in this changing field as well as for postgraduate students in medical physics." -In Anticancer Research, Nov-Dec 2008, Vol. 28, No. 6B

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