Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology, 7th Edition

Walter and Miller's Textbook of Radiotherapy: Radiation Physics, Therapy and Oncology

7th Edition

By Paul Symonds, Reader Consultant in Clinical Oncology, University of Leicester, Department of Oncology, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK; Charles Deehan, Head of Radiotherapy Division, Medical Physics Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, UK; Catherine Meredith, MPH, BA, DCRT, TQFE, CertCT, Lecturer, Glascow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK and John A Mills


Section 1

1. Atoms, nuclei and radioactivity

2. Radiation interactions with matter

3. Radiation measurement and detection

4. Radiation protection

5. Imaging with X-ray, MRI and ultrasound

6. Imaging with radionuclides

7. Therapy with unsealed radionuclides

8. Radiotherapy beam production

9. Radiation treatment planning: immobilisation, localisation and verification techniques

10. Principles and practice of radiation treatment planning

11. Brachytherapy

12. Networking, data and image handling and computing in radiotherapy

13. Quality control in radiotherapy

14. Quality management in radiotherapy

Section 2

15. Epidemiology of cancer, screening, etc

16. Biological and pathological introduction

17. Molecular, cellular and tissue effects of radiotherapy

18. Principles and management of patients with cancer

19. Chemotherapy and hormones

20. Skin and lip cancer

21. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma

22. Head and neck cancer - general principles

23. Thyroid cancer

24. Gastro-intestinal cancer

25. Tumours of the thorax

26. Breast cancer

27. Gynaecological cancer

28. Kidney, bladder, prostate, testis, urethra, penis

29. Lymphoma and disease of bone marrow

30. Tumours of the central nervous system

31. Eye and orbit

32. Sarcomas

33. Paediatric oncology

34. Care of patients during radiotherapy

35. Medical complications of malignant disease