". . .well suited for medical residents and radiation technologists, and it would prove valuable to a health physicist. . ." -- Health Physics, March 1997
"Radiation therapy program directors should seriously consider using this text in their programs. . ." -- Radiation Therapist, Spring 1998
From the Publisher
Intended for both radiation therapists and students of radiation therapy, this clearly-written, well-illustrated book opens with the basics of matter and energy and progresses naturally to the more complex issues involving the clinical application of physics to radiation oncology. In addition to a bibliography, each chapter includes problems with answers which will be especially helpful in teaching radiation therapy students. The authors are teachers of radiation therapy technologists and are able to relate the principles of radiation therapy physics to the real world of clinical practice. Students have found this introductory text to be much more accessible than some of the more advanced texts in the field.