Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition

Author: David Greene,P.C Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750304764

Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 4684

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other intensity modulated beams, on electron scattering systems, and on dosimetry. With high-quality illustrations and practical examples throughout, it contains a detailed description of electron beam optics and linear accelerator components. The final chapter explains how to use other equipment, such as scanners and simulators, in conjunction with linear accelerators for optimum treatment of cancers.
Posted in Science

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

Author: B.H Brown,R.H Smallwood,D.C. Barber,P.V Lawford,D.R Hose

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750303682

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 8837

Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering provides broad coverage appropriate for senior undergraduates and graduates in medical physics and biomedical engineering. Divided into two parts, the first part presents the underlying physics, electronics, anatomy, and physiology and the second part addresses practical applications. The structured approach means that later chapters build and broaden the material introduced in the opening chapters; for example, students can read chapters covering the introductory science of an area and then study the practical application of the topic. Coverage includes biomechanics; ionizing and nonionizing radiation and measurements; image formation techniques, processing, and analysis; safety issues; biomedical devices; mathematical and statistical techniques; physiological signals and responses; and respiratory and cardiovascular function and measurement. Where necessary, the authors provide references to the mathematical background and keep detailed derivations to a minimum. They give comprehensive references to junior undergraduate texts in physics, electronics, and life sciences in the bibliographies at the end of each chapter.
Posted in Medical

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy

Author: S. Webb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420034111

Category: Science

Page: 454

View: 7946

Clinical conformal radiotherapy is the holy grail of radiation treatment and is now becoming a reality through the combined efforts of physical scientists and engineers, who have improved the physical basis of radiotherapy, and the interest and concern of imaginative radiotherapists and radiographers. Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy describes in detail the physics germane to the development of a particular form of clinical conformal radiotherapy called intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). IMRT has become a topic of tremendous importance in recent years and is now being seriously investigated for its potential to improve the outcome of radiation therapy. The book collates the state-of-the-art literature together with the author's personal research experience and that of colleagues in the field to produce a text suitable for new research workers, Ph.D. students, and practicing radiation physicists that require a thorough introduction to IMRT. Fully illustrated, indexed, and referenced, the book has been prepared in a form suitable for supporting a teaching course.
Posted in Science

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering September 7 - 12, 2009 Munich, Germany

Vol. 25/III Radiation Protection and Dosimetry, Biological Effects of Radiation

Author: Olaf Dössel,Wolfgang C. Schlegel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642039022

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 694

View: 4291

Present Your Research to the World! The World Congress 2009 on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering – the triennial scientific meeting of the IUPESM - is the world’s leading forum for presenting the results of current scientific work in health-related physics and technologies to an international audience. With more than 2,800 presentations it will be the biggest conference in the fields of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering in 2009! Medical physics, biomedical engineering and bioengineering have been driving forces of innovation and progress in medicine and healthcare over the past two decades. As new key technologies arise with significant potential to open new options in diagnostics and therapeutics, it is a multidisciplinary task to evaluate their benefit for medicine and healthcare with respect to the quality of performance and therapeutic output. Covering key aspects such as information and communication technologies, micro- and nanosystems, optics and biotechnology, the congress will serve as an inter- and multidisciplinary platform that brings together people from basic research, R&D, industry and medical application to discuss these issues. As a major event for science, medicine and technology the congress provides a comprehensive overview and in–depth, first-hand information on new developments, advanced technologies and current and future applications. With this Final Program we would like to give you an overview of the dimension of the congress and invite you to join us in Munich! Olaf Dössel Congress President Wolfgang C.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Minimally Invasive Medical Technology

Author: John G. Webster

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420033913

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 5094

Minimally invasive medicine has the goal of providing health care with minimal trauma. When minimally invasive surgery is utilized, it reduces the length of hospital stays, lowers costs, lowers pain, and reduces blood loss. Other minimally invasive techniques minimize radiation exposure, tissue damage, and drug side effects. Collecting contributions from workers in various fields within the sphere of minimally invasive medical technology, this book provides essential information for those involved with researching, designing, and using minimally invasive devices and systems. It emphasizes the technology required to accomplish minimally invasive medicine. The book will be of interest to biomedical engineers, medical physicists, and health care providers who want to know the technical workings of their devices and instruments.
Posted in Science

World Congress of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006

August 27 - Septmber 1, 20006 COEX Seoul, Korea

Author: Sun I. Kim,Tae S. Suh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540368418

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 586

View: 7293

These proceedings of the World Congress 2006, the fourteenth conference in this series, offer a strong scientific program covering a wide range of issues and challenges which are currently present in Medical physics and Biomedical Engineering. About 2,500 peer reviewed contributions are presented in a six volume book, comprising 25 tracks, joint conferences and symposia, and including invited contributions from well known researchers in this field.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

The Physics of Three Dimensional Radiation Therapy

Conformal Radiotherapy, Radiosurgery and Treatment Planning

Author: S. Webb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420050363

Category: Science

Page: 388

View: 7031

The Physics of Three Dimensional Radiation Therapy presents a broad study of the use of three-dimensional techniques in radiation therapy. These techniques are used to specify the target volume precisely and deliver radiation with precision to minimize damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The book discusses multimodality computed tomography, complex treatment planning software, advanced collimation techniques, proton radiotherapy, megavoltage imaging, and stereotactic radiosurgery. A review of the literature, numerous questions, and many illustrations make this book suitable for teaching a course. The themes covered in this book are developed and expanded in Webb's The Physics of Conformal Radiotherapy and the two may be used together or in successive semesters for teaching purposes.
Posted in Science

Proton Therapy Physics

Author: Harald Paganetti

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439836450

Category: Medical

Page: 704

View: 6939

Proton Therapy Physics goes beyond current books on proton therapy to provide an in-depth overview of the physics aspects of this radiation therapy modality, eliminating the need to dig through information scattered in the medical physics literature. After tracing the history of proton therapy, the book summarizes the atomic and nuclear physics background necessary for understanding proton interactions with tissue. It describes the physics of proton accelerators, the parameters of clinical proton beams, and the mechanisms to generate a conformal dose distribution in a patient. The text then covers detector systems and measuring techniques for reference dosimetry, outlines basic quality assurance and commissioning guidelines, and gives examples of Monte Carlo simulations in proton therapy. 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. It also examines computerized treatment plan optimization, methods for in vivo dose or beam range verification, the safety of patients and operating personnel, and the biological implications of using protons from a physics perspective. The final chapter illustrates the use of risk models for common tissue complications in treatment optimization. Along with exploring quality assurance issues and biological considerations, this practical guide collects the latest clinical studies on the use of protons in treatment planning and radiation monitoring. Suitable for both newcomers in medical physics and more seasoned specialists in radiation oncology, the book helps readers understand the uncertainties and limitations of precisely shaped dose distribution.
Posted in Medical

Contemporary IMRT

Developing Physics and Clinical Implementation

Author: S. Webb

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420034530

Category: Science

Page: 492

View: 6116

The most important radiotherapy modality used today, intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), is the most technologically advanced radiotherapy cancer treatment available, rapidly replacing conformal and three-dimensional techniques. Because of these changes, oncologists and radiotherapists need up-to-date information gathered by physicists and engineers. Focusing on new developments and the preliminary clinical implementation, Contemporary IMRT: Developing Physics and Clinical Implementation discusses the relationship between these advances and applications. Capturing contemporary technological advances, the book reviews modern applications of IMRT and shows how IMRT is used now and how it will be used in the future. The book begins with a historical background of IMRT as well as a discussion of the current state of IMRT. It also covers technical solutions that have been commercialized, such as the sliding window technique, step-and-shoot, tomotherapy, and the Cyberknife. The final chapter explores imaging developments and new planning methods, including gradient-descent and split modulation. Covering recent advancements in IMRT and showing how these techniques and devices have been implemented, Contemporary IMRT: Developing Physics and Clinical Implementation provides state-of-the-art findings for oncologists, radiotherapists, radiographers, physicists, and engineers.
Posted in Science

Digest of the World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

XVI International Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and IX International Conference on Medical Physics, July 7-12, 1991, Kyoto, Japan

Author: International Union for Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biomedical engineering

Page: 1346

View: 8922

Posted in Biomedical engineering

World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering May 26-31, 2012, Beijing, China

Author: Mian Long

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642293050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 2345

View: 3049

The congress’s unique structure represents the two dimensions of technology and medicine: 13 themes on science and medical technologies intersect with five challenging main topics of medicine to create a maximum of synergy and integration of aspects on research, development and application. Each of the congress themes was chaired by two leading experts. The themes address specific topics of medicine and technology that provide multiple and excellent opportunities for exchanges.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Teilchen und Kerne

Eine Einführung in die physikalischen Konzepte

Author: Bogdan Povh,Klaus Rith,Christoph Scholz,Frank Zetsche

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 354035087X

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8013

Die Grundidee dieses einführenden Lehrbuchs besteht darin, eine einheitliche Darstellung von Kern- und Teilchenphysik aus experimenteller Sicht zu geben. Die Reduktion der komplex aufgebauten Materie der Atomkerne und Nukleonen auf wenige Grundbausteine und Wechselwirkungen ist die erste Botschaft dieses Buchs. Der zweite Teil, der den Aufbau von Nukleonen und Kernen aus diesen Grundbausteinen beschreibt, macht deutlich, dass Komplexität, die aus der Vielkörperwechselwirkung entsteht, in immer größerem Maß die Gesetzmäßigkeiten der zusammengesetzten Systeme bestimmt. Behandelt wird die Kernmaterie bei hohen Temperaturen und die Rolle von Kern- und Teilchenphysik bei astrophysikalischen Vorgängen. Die neue Auflage bietet stark überarbeitete Übungsaufgaben und eine ganze Reihe von Ergänzungen und Verbesserungen, besonders in der Neutrinophysik und beim doppelten Betazerfall. Das in straffem und klarem Stil abgefasste Lehrbuch eignet sich gut als Begleittext zu den einführenden Vorlesungen an Hochschulen.
Posted in Science

Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine

Fifth International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine

Author: Anna Dubnickova,Carlos Granja

Publisher: Amer Inst of Physics


Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 6720

Covers the developments as well as the status of methods and technologies from nuclear physics and particle accelerators applied in biology and medicine, such as particle detector, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, and radiation diagnostics.
Posted in Medical

Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine

Fourth International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine

Author: Carlos Granja,Claude Leroy,Ivan Stekl

Publisher: American Inst. of Physics


Category: Science

Page: 308

View: 9793

These proceedings are a collection of manuscripts of the lectures given at the Fourth International Summer School on Nuclear Physics Methods and Accelerators in Biology and Medicine. They provide a broad up-to-date review of the current knowledge and methods of Nuclear Physics and Particle Accelerators and their applications in medicine and biology. The material here will be of huge interest to university students of engineering, physics, medicine, and biology.
Posted in Science

Medizinphysik in Übungen und Beispielen

Author: Wieland Alexander Worthoff,Hans Georg Krojanski,Dieter Suter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110266199

Category: Science

Page: 233

View: 5440

A comprehensive collection of exercises in medical physics with numerous illustrations– ideally suited for teaching and learning. Introductory sections summarize contents and learning targets of each chapter.
Posted in Science

Kern- und Teilchenphysik

Author: Claude Amsler

Publisher: vdf Hochschulverlag AG

ISBN: 3728136956

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 9282

Dieses Buch bietet eine phänomenologische Einführung in die Welt der elementarsten Bausteine, die mit der Entdeckung der Radioaktivität im Jahre 1896 begann und bis zum kürzlich erfolgten Nachweis der Neutrino-Oszillationen reicht. Es richtet sich an Studierende der Physik, die die Grundlagen der Physik und Mathematik schon beherrschen. Der Stoff orientiert sich am Experiment, ist chronologisch aufgebaut und schlägt eine Brücke zwischen der Kern- und Teilchenphysik. Beschrieben werden die Methoden zur Herstellung von Teilchenstrahlen und zur Beobachtung von Teilchenreaktionen. Die bahnbrechenden Erkenntnisse werden anschaulich aus der Theorie hergeleitet und mit Messungen verglichen. Dieses Buch schliesst eine schon lange bestehende Lücke zwischen Kern- und Teilchenphysik und zwischen Experimenten und Theorie. Begriffe aus nieder- und hochenergetischen Bereichen der Teilchenphysik werden phänomenologisch hergeleitet und mit Messungen verglichen.
Posted in Science

Nanophysik und Nanotechnologie

Eine Einführung in die Konzepte der Nanowissenschaft

Author: Edward L. Wolf

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 328

View: 3003

Noch hat das Motto “Alles muss kleiner werden” nicht an Faszination verloren. Physikern, Ingenieuren und Medizinern erschließt sich mit der Nanotechnologie eine neue Welt mit faszinierenden Anwendungen. E.L. Wolf, Physik-Professor in Brooklyn, N.Y., schrieb das erste einführende Lehrbuch zu diesem Thema, in dem er die physikalischen Grundlagen ebenso wie die Anwendungsmöglichkeiten der Nanotechnologie diskutiert. Mittlerweile ist es in der 3. Aufl age erschienen und liegt jetzt endlich auch auf Deutsch vor. Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine einzigartige, in sich geschlossene Einführung in die physikalischen Grundlagen und Konzepte der Nanowissenschaften sowie Anwendungen von Nanosystemen. Das Themenspektrum reicht von Nanosystemen über Quanteneff ekte und sich selbst organisierende Strukturen bis hin zu Rastersondenmethoden. Besonders die Vorstellung von Nanomaschinen für medizinische Anwendungen ist faszinierend, wenn auch bislang noch nicht praktisch umgesetzt. Der dritten Aufl age, auf der diese Übersetzung beruht, wurde ein neuer Abschnitt über Graphen zugefügt. Die Diskussion möglicher Anwendungen in der Energietechnik, Nanoelektronik und Medizin wurde auf neuesten Stand gebracht und wieder aktuelle Beispiele herangezogen, um wichtige Konzepte und Forschungsinstrumente zu illustrieren. Der Autor führt mit diesem Lehrbuch Studenten der Physik, Chemie sowie Ingenieurwissenschaften von den Grundlagen bis auf den Stand der aktuellen Forschung. Die leicht zu lesende Einführung in dieses faszinierende Forschungsgebiet ist geeignet für fortgeschrittene Bachelor- und Masterstudenten mit Vorkenntnissen in Physik und Chemie. Stimmen zur englischen Vorauflage „Zusammenfassend ist festzustellen, dass Edward L. Wolf trotz der reichlich vorhandenen Literatur zur Nanotechnologie ein individuell gestaltetes einführendes Lehrbuch gelungen ist. Es eignet sich – nicht zuletzt dank der enthaltenen Übungsaufgaben – bestens zur Vorlesungsbegleitung für Studierende der Natur- und Ingenieurwissenschaften sowie auch spezieller nanotechnologisch orientierter Studiengänge.“ Physik Journal „... eine sehr kompakte, lesenswerte und gut verständliche Einführung in die Quantenmechanik sowie ihre Auswirkungen auf die Materialwissenschaften ...“ Chemie Ingenieur Technik
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Strahlentherapie und Onkologie

Author: Rolf Sauer

Publisher: Elsevier,Urban&FischerVerlag

ISBN: 9783437475016

Category: Radiotherapy

Page: 536

View: 3483

Posted in Radiotherapy

Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Medicine

Page: N.A

View: 8974

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.
Posted in Medicine