Provides essential background information on external beam planning physic and dosimetry
Emphasizes practical guidance, key for use in clinical practice
Includes site specific chapter covering all major cancer sites treated with this modality
Full colour with over 150 illustrations to aid understanding
New to this edition
All chapters updated to reflect changes in practice of External Beam Therapy including advances in imaging, use of more complex techniques such as IMRT and changing dose prescriptions
Includes new coverage on the physics of proton beams
External beam therapy is the most common form of radiotherapy, delivering ionizing radiation such as high-energy x-rays, gamma rays or electron beams directly into the location of the patient's tumour. External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an essential, practical guide to the use of external beam radiotherapy, highlighting the rapid technological advances made in recent years. It provides a firm background to the physics of external beam radiotherapy, taking the reader through the basic principles and discussing issues such as quality assurance.
Experts within each field then expand upon techniques for treatment delivery within each anatomical site, covering indications, treatment and planning. This new edition also includes information on Stereotactic radiotherapy and coverage on the physics of proton beams. External Beam Therapy, Second Edition is an invaluable companion to trainees in medical physics, therapeutic radiography, and clinical or radiation oncology.