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Handbook Of Radiation Oncology [Paperback]

Bruce G. Haffty , Lynn D. Wilson
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July 23, 2008 0763731439 978-0763731434 1st
Whether you are a practicing radiation oncologist or a student of medicine, nursing, physics, dosimetry, or therapy, this handbook is a valuable resource covering the issues most pertinent to patients undergoing radiation therapy. Handbook of Radation Oncology covers general oncologic principles, workup, staging, and multidisciplinary aspects of treatment, basic principles of physics and radiobiology, and specific technologies including brachytherapy, radiosurgery, and unsealed sources.

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  • Paperback: 808 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 1st edition (July 23, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763731439
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763731434
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.7 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #806,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars A good review of radiotherapy guidelines January 23, 2010
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This book its a good summary of the most recents radiotherapy guidelines.
In the book are summarized schematically and clearly the principles and bases of radiation oncology, the main techniques utilized,the clinic of many tumours and benign diseases that can be treated with tha radiotherapy and important information about the target delineation, field design and dose prescriptions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good concise review January 3, 2010
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Diease-site based review of clinical radiation oncology. A nice mix of general topic overviews including historical perspective along with more recent findings. Great reference for radiation oncology residents and physicians in practice studying for the MOC exams.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and thorough February 2, 2010
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Comprehensive in a small package. Up to date and easy to read. Probably the most well-balanced "handbook" out there.

Hansen's handbook to me is oriented specifically for the radiation oncologist. This book serves better as a reference and quick learning tool for the rest of the staff: nurse, therapist, dosimetrist, medical physicist. I liken this book to big purple book, Washington and Leaver, but this handbook has a more consistent writing style that reads better.

What I really like specifically are the portals and management flow diagrams. They are really handy in a jiff.

I also appreciate the that I can read it on my commute and you can get it for a very good price ~25 shipped if you shop around.
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5.0 out of 5 stars rth book December 3, 2013
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easy to read. perfect for school. is recommended for the radiation therapy program. recommended for therapy program. updated version. good.
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