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Practical Radiotherapy: Physics and Equipment, 3rd Edition


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Practical Radiotherapy: Physics and Equipment, 3rd Edition

Pam Cherry, Angela Duxbury

ISBN: 978-1-119-51274-5 October 2019 Wiley-Blackwell 250 Pages


Now in its third edition, Practical Radiotherapy continues to keep pace with current and emerging technologies, patient pathways, and the rapidly expanding role of therapeutic radiographers.


Extensively revised and updated, this accessible book examines all the essential aspects of radiotherapy, from the physics and mathematics of radiation beams, to in-depth descriptions of the equipment used by radiotherapy practitioners, to new and expanded coverage of MR-linac and Halcyon technology, proton therapy, stereotactic body radiotherapy, sealed-source verification and quality assurance for MV equipment.


  • Covers all the core information essential to radiotherapy practice
  • Describes the major aspects of therapeutic radiography in a practical context
  • Includes updated self-assessment tests, images and diagrams, supplemental reading suggestions and more radiotherapy-specific examples
  • Features expanded coverage of legislation, advanced treatment delivery, flattening filter free treatment and more


Practical Radiotherapy is a valuable resource for radiotherapy and medical physics students, radiotherapists, therapeutic radiographers, radiation therapists, clinical oncologists and oncology nurses.