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Walter and Millers Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

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ISBN: 978-0-7020-7485-1

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Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology , 8th Edition

Edited by Paul R Symonds, TD MD FRCP FRCR, John A Mills, PhD MIPEM CPhys and Angela Duxbury, FCR TDCR MSc

640 pages
Trim Size 8 1/2 X 10 7/8 in
Copyright 2020
$167.00, Hardcover, Reference

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Walter and Miller’s Textbook of Radiotherapy is a key textbook for therapeutic radiography students as well as trainee clinical and medical oncologists, clinical physicists and technologists. The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section covers physics and provides a comprehensive review of radiotherapy physics. This section is designed to be non-physicist friendly, to simply and clearly explain the physical principles upon which radiotherapy and its technology are based. The second section is a systematic review by tumour site giving an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice. The title also covers the place of chemotherapy, surgery and non-radiotherapy treatments as well as the principles of cancer patient treatment including supportive care and palliative treatments. It is a comprehensive must-have resource for anyone studying therapeutic radiotherapy.

Key Features

  • Highly illustrated in full colour including 350 photographs.
  • Clearly and simply explains the fundamental physics for clinicians
  • Gives an up to date summary of radiotherapy practice organised by tumour site making it very easy to navigate.
  • Describes the wide range of devices and clearly explains the principles behind their operation.
  • Comprehensively explains the calculation models of dose predictions for treatment preparation.

New to this Edition

  • Heavy emphasis on how clinical trials have influenced current practice.
  • Shows how radiobiological knowledge has influenced current practice such as the fractionation regimens for breast and prostate cancer
  • Proton therapy; machines, dose measurement, covering the clinical advantages and pitfalls of this treatment modality.
  • New radiotherapy modalities such as stereotactic radiotherapy, types of intensity modulated radiotherapy and imaged guided radiotherapy are comprehensively covered as are recent advances in chemotherapy and molecular targeted therapy.
  • In depth coverage of dose measurement and new devices.

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Author Information

Edited by Paul R Symonds, TD MD FRCP FRCR, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Oncology, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK; Honorary Consultant Oncologist, University Hospitals of Leicester, Leicester, UK; John A Mills, PhD MIPEM CPhys, Physicist, MACS, Quality Control Provider, James Watt House, Hinckley, UK and Angela Duxbury, FCR TDCR MSc, Emeritus Professor of Therapeutic Radiography, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

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