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Clinical 3D Dosimetry in Modern Radiation Therapy

Provides a complete overview of the principles, hardware, measurement methods, and clinical applications of three-dimensional dosimetry.
Explains basic concepts with emphasis on 3D dose measurements and validation of 3D dose calculations as a key application of 3D dosimetry.
Discusses accuracy requirements for 3D dosimetry in advanced radiotherapy as well as important topics such as audits, quality assurance, and testing.
Presents state of the art detector and point detector instruments and systems, gel dosimetry, and electronic portal imaging device dosimetry.
Addresses the main measurement approaches, from small-field dosimetry to 4D dosimetry, Monte Carlo techniques, and methods for quantifying differences in 3D dose distributions.

This book provides a first comprehensive summary of the basic principles, instrumentation, methods, and clinical applications of three-dimensional dosimetry in modern radiation therapy treatment. The presentation reflects the major growth in the field as a result of the widespread use of more sophisticated radiotherapy approaches such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy and proton therapy, which require new 3D dosimetric techniques to determine very accurately the dose distribution. It is intended as an essential guide for those involved in the design and implementation of new treatment technology and its application in advanced radiation therapy, and will enable these readers to select the most suitable equipment and methods for their application. Chapters include numerical data, examples, and case studies

Table of Contents

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction and overview of the contents of the book

Ben Mijnheer

Chapter 2 Accuracy requirements for 3D dosimetry in contemporary radiation therapy

Jacob Van Dyk, Jerry J. Battista, and Glenn S. Bauman

Part II Instrumentation

Chapter 3 Detectors for reference dosimetry

Simon Duane and Ben Mijnheer

Chapter 4 Point detectors for determining and verifying 3D dose distributions

Chester Reft

Chapter 5 Polymer gel dosimetry

Yves De Deene

Chapter 6 Radiochromic 3D detectors

Mark Oldham, Titania Juang, and Suk Whan Yoon

Chapter 7 Electronic Portal Imaging Device (EPID) dosimetry

Boyd McCurdy, Peter Greer, and James Bedford

Chapter 8 2D and semi-3D dosimetry systems

Donald A. Roberts, Kelly C. Younge, and Jean M. Moran

Part III Measurement and Computation

Chapter 9 Small field dosimetry in photon beams

Indra J Das and Paolo Francescon

Chapter 10 Special delivery techniques

Tomas Kron

Chapter 11 4D dosimetry

Emma Colvill, Jeremy Booth, and Paul Keall

Chapter 12 Light-ion beam dosimetry

Hugo Palmans

Chapter 13 Monte Carlo applications in clinical 3D dosimetry

Indrin J. Chetty and Joanna E. Cygler

Chapter 14 Quantifying differences in dose distributions

David Westerly and Moyed Miften

Part IV Clinical Applications

Chapter 15 Acceptance testing, commissioning, and QA of linear accelerators

Michael Altman and Eric Klein

Chapter 16 Commissioning and QA of treatment planning systems

Nesrin Dogan, Ivaylo B. Mihaylov, and Matthew T. Studenski

Chapter 17 Patient specific QA: pre-treatment 3D dose verification

Dietmar Georg, Catharine H. Clark, and Mohammad Hussein

Chapter 18 Patient specific QA: in vivo 3D dose verification

Ben Mijnheer

Chapter 19 Audits using end-to-end tests

David S. Followill, Catharine H. Clark, and Tomas Kron

Chapter 20 Brachytherapy dosimetry in three dimensions

J. Adam M. Cunha, Christopher L. Deufel, and Mark J. Rivard

Chapter 21 Dose outside the treatment volume in external beam therapy

Stephen Kry, Rebecca Howell, and Bryan Bednarz

Chapter 22 Imaging dose in radiation therapy

Jonathan Sykes, Parham Alaei, and Emiliano Spezi

Chapter 23 Dose verification of proton and carbon ion beam treatments

Katia Parodi

Part V Emerging Technological Developments

Chapter 24 Dosimetry of small animal precision irradiators

Frank Verhaegen and Dietmar Georg

Chapter 25 3D dosimetry in synchrotron radiation therapy techniques

Elke Bräuer-Krisch

Chapter 26 3D dosimetry in magnetic fields

Geoffrey S. Ibbott, Gye Won (Diane) Choi, Hannah Jungeun Lee, Yvonne Roed, and

Zhifei Wen
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