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Proton Therapy Physics

Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, 2nd Edition, Harald Paganetti, 0367570785, 978-0367570781, 9780367570781, 978-1138626508, 9781138626508, 978-1351855754, 9781351855754 , B07KRMFP8K

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English | 2018 | PDF

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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 provides an  in-depth overview of the physics of this radiation therapy modality,  eliminating the need to dig through information scattered across medical  physics literature.

After tracing the history of  proton therapy, the book explores the atomic and nuclear physics  background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue.  The text then covers dosimetry, including beam delivery, shielding  aspects, computer simulations, detector systems and measuring techniques  for reference dosimetry. Important for daily operations, acceptance  testing, commissioning, quality assurance and monitor unit calibrations  are outlined. The book moves on to discussions of treatment planning for  single- and multiple-field uniform doses, dose calculation concepts and  algorithms, and precision and uncertainties for nonmoving and moving  targets. Imaging for treatment guidance as well as treatment monitoring  is outlined. Finally, the biological implications of using protons from a  physics perspective are discussed. 

This book is an  ideal practical guide for physicians, dosimetrists, radiation  therapists, and physicists who already have some experience in radiation  oncology. It is also an invaluable reference for graduate students in  medical physics programs, physicians in their last year of medical  school or residency, and those considering a career in medical physics.


  • Updated  with the latest technologies and methods in the field, covering all  delivery methods of proton therapy, including beam scanning and passive  scattering
  • Discusses clinical aspects, such as treatment planning and quality assurance
  • Offers insight on the past, present, and future of proton therapy from a physics perspective