The Physics of Radiotherapy X-Rays and Electrons, 3rd EditionAuthor: Peter Metcalfe, Tomas Kron, Peter Hoban, Dean Cutajar, Nicholas Hardcastle
Published: March 2023 | 704 pp | Hardcover
Price: $ 185.00
The long-awaited third edition of this classic text is here! The book is designed primarily as a useful reference for radiation oncology physicists, whether in training or established in their careers. The material is also intended to be accessible to radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists who want a deeper understanding of the physical principles behind the technology they interact with on a daily basis.
Unlike some other texts, this book does not skimp on many key concepts. As such, it is the book many practicing medical physicists pull when they want a detailed, but understandable explanation.
The third edition is printed in full color to aid in understanding key imaging and treatment concepts. It includes an appendix with detailed answers to the many study questions asked at the end of chapters and it is also fully indexed.
In preparation for this new edition, the authors have been amazed to see so many new technological developments that are relevant for the scope of the book and that impact cancer care in general and radiotherapy in particular. Improved imaging and smarter use of images are the key drivers of many new innovations in radiation oncology covered in the book. The growth and scope of utilizing imaging also explains why two new authors with expertise in these fields have come on board, Dean Cutajar and Nicholas Hardcastle.Also available in an eBook version: ISBN >9781951134112