Khan’s The Physics of Radiation Therapy

The first edition of this book was published in 1984. Until the fourth edition, published in 2010, I was its sole author. As I planned for the fifth edition, I felt the need to add a co-author who would have the right qualifications, experience, and interest to collaborate with me in bringing this book to the current state of the art. I am delighted to have Dr. John Gibbons on board. John and I have made chapter-by-chapter revisions of the fourth edition in the light of new developments in the field.

These revisions included additions and subtractions wherever necessary, to make the text more precise and the topics more relevant to the needs of both the student and the practitioner. New sections and/or discussions were added to cover subjects that have received the most attention in the past few years, for example, Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric-Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT), and Failure Mode Event Analysis (FMEA) approach to quality assurance. A new chapter has been added to cover SBRT in greater detail. New color illustrations have also been added throughout to update the book’s usefulness. A website with full text and an image bank accompanies the book for greater convenience in studying and teaching.

Dr. Khan’s classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry.

Expand your understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies with Khan’s The Physics of Radiation Therapy, 5th edition, the book that set the standard in the field. This classic full-color text helps the entire radiation therapy team-radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists-develop a thorough understanding of 3D conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), high dose-rate remote after loaders (HDR), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and proton beam therapy, as well as the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. In preparing this new Fifth Edition, Dr. Kahn and new co-author Dr. John Gibbons made chapter-by-chapter revisions in the light of the latest developments in the field, adding new discussions, a new chapter, and new color illustrations throughout.

Now even more precise and relevant, this edition is ideal as a reference book for practitioners, a textbook for students, and a constant companion for those preparing for their board exams. Features Stay on top of the latest advances in the field with new sections and/or discussions of Image-Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT), and the Failure Mode Event Analysis (FMEA) approach to quality assurance. Deepen your knowledge of Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) through a completely new chapter that covers SBRT in greater detail. Expand your visual understanding with new full-color illustrations that reflect current practice and depict new procedures. Access the authoritative information you need fast through the new companion website which features fully searchable text and an image bank for greater convenience in studying and teaching.

ABOUT BOOK

Title: The Physics of Radiation Therapy
Editor: Faiz M. Khan
Length: 624 pages
Publisher: 
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 5th edition (1 April 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781451182453
ISBN-13: 978-1451182453

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