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Ethics for Radiation Protection in Medicine

1st Edition

Jim Malone, Friedo Zölzer, Gaston Meskens, Christina Skourou
November 26, 2018

This book presents an up to date ethical framework for radiological protection in medicine. It is consistent with the requirements of the system of radiation protection and with the expectations of medical ethics. It presents an approach rooted in the medical tradition, and alert to contemporary...

Proton Therapy Physics, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Harald Paganetti
November 13, 2018

Expanding on the highly successful first edition, this second edition of Proton Therapy Physics has been completely restructured and updated throughout, and includes several new chapters. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, this book...

Mixed and Augmented Reality in Medicine

1st Edition

Terry M. Peters, Cristian A. Linte, Ziv Yaniv, Jacqueline Williams
November 13, 2018

Augmented reality (AR) is transforming how we work, learn, play and connect with the world, and is now being introduced to the field of medicine, where it is revolutionising healthcare as pioneering virtual elements are being added to real images to provide a more compelling and intuitive view...

An Introduction to Radiation Protection

7th Edition

Alan Martin, Sam Harbison, Karen Beach, Peter Cole
November 12, 2018

This highly-readable account of the nature of the hazards presented by ionizing radiation and the methods of protection is an ideal introductory text for those new to the field, and for the non-specialist. The seventh edition continues to cover the technical principles underlying the control of...

Dose, Benefit, and Risk in Medical Imaging

1st Edition

Lawrence T. Dauer, Bae P. Chu, Pat B. Zanzonico
October 30, 2018

This timely overview of dose, benefit, and risk in medical imaging explains to readers how to apply this information for informed decision-making that improves patient outcomes. The chapters cover patient and physician perspectives, referral guidelines, appropriateness criteria, and quantifying...

Graphics Processing Unit-Based High Performance Computing in Radiation Therapy

1st Edition

Xun Jia, Steve B. Jiang
September 18, 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...

Basic Clinical Radiobiology

5th Edition

Michael C. Joiner, Albert J. van der Kogel
August 20, 2018

Basic Clinical Radiobiology is a concise but comprehensive textbook setting out the essentials of the science and clinical application of radiobiology for those seeking accreditation in radiation oncology, clinical radiation physics, and radiation technology.Fully revised and updated to keep...

Clinical Radiotherapy Physics with MATLAB: A Problem-Solving Approach

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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...

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