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Title Radiation in medicine and biology / edited by Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Sagar S. Jagtap, Omprakash Yemul
Published Singapore : Pan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd., [2017]
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Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Foreword; Foreword; Part 1: NEW TECHNIQUES IN RADIATION THERAPY; 1: Generation of Bremsstrahlung Radiation from Different Low- to High-Z Targets for Medical Applications: A Simulation Approach; 1.1 Introduction; 1.1.1 Historical Background; 1.1.2 Radiation Therapies for Cancer Diseases; 1.1.3 Today's Status in the World and India; 1.1.4 Importance and Objective; 1.2 Interaction of Radiations with Matter; 1.2.1 Interaction of Electrons with Matter; Elastic collision with atomic electron Elastic collision with atomic nuclei1.2.1.3 Inelastic collision with atomic electron; Inelastic collision with atomic nuclei; 1.2.2 Interaction of Photons with Matter; Photoelectric effect; Compton scattering; Pair production; Photonuclear absorption; 1.2.3 Basic Mechanism of Cell Killing by Radiation; 1.3 Methodology; 1.3.1 Monte Carlo-Based FLUKA Simulation; 1.4 Case Studies; 1.4.1 Case I: Design of e-g Target for Radiation Therapy; 1.4.2 Case II: An Optimization of Accelerator Head Assembly for Radiotherapy; Accelerator head assembly Optimization of accelerator head assembly1.5 Conclusion; 2: The Investigation of Cobalt-60 Tomotherapy; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Tomotherapy; 2.2 Investigations of an Efficient Co-60 Source Design; 2.2.1 Description and Validation of the New Source Code; 2.2.2 Effect of Rectangular-Shaped Co-60 Source Width on Fan Beam Output; 2.2.3 Penumbra and Fringe Distance Estimates for Different Hypothetical Units; 2.3 Hypothetical Co-60 Tomotherapy Units; 2.3.1 Intensity-Modulated Fan Beam Energy Fluence Profiles; 2.4 Tomotherapy Treatment Planning
2.4.1 Dose Calculation Program and Monte Carlo Simulations2.5 Discussion; 2.6 A Brief Review of Recent Developments in Co-60-Based RT; 2.7 Conclusions; 3: Ferrous Sulfate-Benzoic Acid-Xylenol Orange Chemical Dosimetry System in Radiotherapy; 3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Chemical Dosimetry; 3.1.2 Fricke System; 3.1.3 Ferrous Sulfate-Benzoic Acid-Xylenol Orange Dosimetry System; Applications of FBX dosimetry in radiotherapy; 3.2 Experiments; 3.2.1 Preparation of FBX Dosimetry Solution; 3.2.2 Spectrophotometer, Colorimeter and Optical Density Measurements
3.2.3 Determination of Optimum acid Concentration and Maximum Absorption Wavelength3.2.4 Suitability of Polypropylene Tubes for Irradiation; 3.2.5 Minimum Measurable Dose with Colorimeter and Spectrophotometer; 3.2.6 In vivo Dose Measurements with the FBX System; 3.2.7 Assessing Potential of FBX Dosimeter for Dynamic Wedge Profile Determination; 3.2.8 Response of the FBX Dosimeter to a Carbon Beam; 3.3 Results and Discussions; 3.4 Summary and Conclusions; 3.5 Future Scope; 4: Radiobiological Effects in Fractionated Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical radiology.
Radiologia -- metody
Radioterapia -- trendy
Form Electronic book
Author Jagtap, Sagar S., editor
Vidyasagar, Pandit B., editor
Yemul, Omprakash, editor
ISBN 1315206560
1351797417 (electronic bk.)
9781351797412 (electronic bk.)