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Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy


William Y. Song, Kari Tanderup, Bradley Pieters
May 23, 2017

Brachytherapy is continuously advancing. Years of accumulated experience have led to clinical evidence of its benefit in numerous clinical sites such as gynecological, prostate, breast, rectum, ocular, and many other cancers. Brachytherapy continues to expand in its scope of practice and complexity,...

Clinical Radiotherapy Physics with MATLAB: A Problem-Solving Approach

Pavel Dvorak
June 12, 2018

The first MATLAB® programming book written specifically for clinical radiotherapy medical physicists and medical physics trainees, this much-needed book teaches users how to create their own clinical applications using MATLAB®, as a complement to commercial software particularly when the latter...

Advanced and Emerging Technologies in Radiation Oncology Physics

Siyong Kim, John W. Wong
June 06, 2018

This new book educates readers about new technologies before they appear in hospitals, enabling medical physicists and clinicians to prepare for new technologies thoroughly and proactively, and provide better patient care once new equipment becomes available. Emerging technologies in imaging,...

Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration

Paul Bolton, Katia Parodi, Jörg Schreiber
June 05, 2018

The first book of its kind to highlight the unique capabilities of laser-driven acceleration and its diverse potential, Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration presents the basic understanding of acceleration concepts and envisioned prospects for selected applications. As the main focus,...

Advances in Particle Therapy: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Manjit Dosanjh, Jacques Bernier
June 01, 2018

Hadron therapy is a groundbreaking new method of treating cancer. Boasting greater precision than other therapies, this therapy is now utilised in many clinical settings and the field is growing. More than 50 medical facilities currently perform (or are planned to perform) this treatment, with this...

Radiotherapy and Clinical Radiobiology of Head and Neck Cancer

Loredana G. Marcu, Iuliana Toma-Dasu, Alexandru Dasu, Claes Mercke
May 22, 2018

Common factors that lead to treatment failure in head and neck cancer are the lack of tumour oxygenation, the accelerated division of cancer cells during treatment, and radioresistance. These tumour-related challenges and possible ways to overcome them are covered in this book, authored by three...

Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics: Diagnostic Imaging Physics

Kwan Hoong Ng, Jeannie Hsiu Ding Wong, Geoffrey D. Clarke
May 21, 2018

The first in a three-volume set exploring Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics, this volume explores common questions and their solutions in Diagnostic Imaging. This invaluable study guide should be used in conjunction with other key textbooks in the field to provide additional learning...

Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy

Aaron Fenster, James C. Lacefield
April 25, 2018

Up-to-Date Details on Using Ultrasound Imaging to Help Diagnose Various Diseases Due to improvements in image quality and the reduced cost of advanced features, ultrasound imaging is playing a greater role in the diagnosis and image-guided intervention of a wide range of diseases. Ultrasound...

Physical Agents in the Environment and Workplace: Noise and Vibrations, Electromagnetic Fields and Ionizing Radiation

Gaetano Licitra, Giovanni d'Amore, Mauro Magnoni
April 13, 2018

This book explores environmental physical agents and their potential effect on public and occupational health. It considers the theory, current research, and applications of physical agents including noise, Ionizing radiation protection and non ionizing radiation protection, and explores the...

Hip Joint in Adults: Advances and Developments

K. Mohan Iyer
March 13, 2018

This book gives important details of how surgery of the hip joint has evolved around the world. The 22 original chapters are written by experienced consultants, including Drs. John O'Donnell (Melbourne, Australia), Manfred Krieger and Ilan Elias (Frankfurt, Germany), and Nicholas Goddard (London,...

A Guide to Outcome Modeling In Radiotherapy and Oncology: Listening to the Data

Issam El Naqa
March 02, 2018

This book explores outcome modeling in cancer from a data-centric perspective to enable a better understanding of complex treatment response, to guide the design of advanced clinical trials, and to aid personalized patient care and improve their quality of life. It contains coverage of the relevant...

Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy

Xun Jia, Steve B. Jiang
January 31, 2018

Use the GPU Successfully in Your Radiotherapy Practice With its high processing power, cost-effectiveness, and easy deployment, access, and maintenance, the graphics processing unit (GPU) has increasingly been used to tackle problems in the medical physics field, ranging from computed tomography...

Big Data in Medical Image Processing

R. Suganya, S. Rajaram, A. Sheik Abdullah
January 31, 2018

The field of medical imaging seen rapid development over the last two decades and has consequently revolutionized the way in which modern medicine is practiced. Diseases and their symptoms are constantly changing therefore continuous updating is necessary for the data to be relevant. Diseases...