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Title Proton therapy physics / edited by Harald Paganetti.
Imprint Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 651 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Series in medical physics and biomedical engineering ; 20
Series in medical physics and biomedical engineering ; 20.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
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Subject Proton beams -- Therapeutic use.
Medical physics.
Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted.
Radiotherapy, Conformal.
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy.
Proton Therapy.
Genre Electronic book.
Contents 1. Proton therapy : history and rationale / Harald Paganetti -- 2. Physics of proton interactions in matter / Bernard Gottschalk -- 3. Proton accelerators / Marco Schippers -- 4. Characteristics of clinical proton beams / Hsiao-Ming Lu and Jacob Flanz -- 5. Beam delivery using passive scattering / Roelf Slopsema -- 6. Particle beam scanning / Jacob Flanz -- 7. Dosimetry / Hugo Palmans -- 8. Quality assurance and commissioning / Zuofeng Li [and others] -- 9. Monte Carlo simulations / Harald Paganetti -- 10. Physics of treatment planning for single-field uniform dose / Martijn Engelsman -- 11. Physics of treatment planning using scanned beams / Antony Lomax -- 12. Dose calculation algorithms / Benjamin Clasie, Harald Paganetti, and Hanne M. Kooy -- 13. Precision and uncertainties in proton therapy for nonmoving targets / Jatinder R. Palta and Daniel K. Yeung -- 14. Precision and uncertainties in proton therapy for moving targets / Martijn Engelsman and Christoph Bert -- 15. Treatment-planning optimization / Alexei V. Trofimov, Jan H. Unkelbach, and David Craft -- 16. In vivo dose verification / Katia Parodi -- 17. Basic aspects of shielding / Nisy Elizabeth Ipe -- 18. Late effects from scattered and secondary radiation / Harold Paganetti -- 19. The physics of proton biology / Harald Paganetti -- 20. Fully exploiting the benefits of protons : using risk models for normal tissue complications in treatment optimization / Peter van Luijk and Marco Schippers.
Summary "Compared to x-ray-based radiotherapeutic modalities, proton therapy provides greater 3D localization, higher beam doses, access to deeper tumors, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Though over fifty years old, it is now coming to the forefront of cancer treatment with greater understanding of the biophysics and better treatment and patient outcomes. This text presents an overview of proton therapy that addresses all key topics including, biophysics, accelerators, hardware, beam delivery, treatment planning, dose calculation, quality assurance, and precision. Features (1) Provides an overview of proton therapy; (2) Covers beam delivery using passive scattering and magnetic beam scanning; (3) Details the physics of treatment planning for homogenous fields and intensity-modulated fields; and (4) Discusses precision and uncertainties for both moving and non-moving targets"--Provided by publisher.
Other Author Paganetti, Harald.
Other Title Print version: Proton therapy physics. Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2012 9781439836446