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By George T. Y. Chen PhD, Charles A. Pelizzari PhD (auth.), Alfred R. Smith PhD (eds.)

The goal of this publication is to supply a uniquely finished resource of knowledge at the whole box of radiation remedy physics. The very major advances in imaging, computational, and accelerator applied sciences obtain complete attention, as do such issues because the dosimetry of radiolabeled antibodies and dose calculation types. The scope of the booklet and the services of the authors make it crucial studying for physicians and physicists and for radiation dosimetrists.

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In some cases a setup field not used for treatment is marked. With the widespread availability of rigidly mounted custom fabricated shielding blocks, it is not obvious that it is necessary to paint the irregularly shaped field on the patient. Additional marking might include reference points used to reproduce the patient's position on the treatment table. For example, lateral skin marks might be placed when treatment fields from this direction are not part ofthe patient's treatment plan. The appeal of method 2 is the rela tively short time the patient must remain motionless on the CT couch.

Med Phys 14:459 Galvin JM, Powlis W, F owble B, Goodman RL ( 1993a) A new technique for positioning tangential fields. Int J Radial Oncol Bio I Phys 26: 877-881 Galvin JM, Sims C, Dominiak, GS, Cooper JS (1993b) The use ofdigitally reconstructed radiographs for 3D treatment planning and CT -simulation. Int J Radial Oncol Biol Phys 27(Suppll): 141 Goitein M, Mento D (1982) An optical scanneras an aid in simulating treatment with CT data. J Comp Tomogr 6:1201-1204 Goitein M, Abrams M, Rowell D, Pollari H, Wiles J (1983) Multidimensionaltreatment planning.

2 Primary Dose Calculation . . . . . . . . 3 Scatter Dose Calculation . . . . . . . . 4 Recent Advances in Photon Dosimetry . . . 5 Photon Dosimetry by Convolution Methods . 6 Application ofConvolution to Radiation Treatment Planning . . . . . 3. 8 Clinical Example of a Ful13D Photon Dose Calculation . . . . 9 Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 33 34 36 37 .. 37 39 .. .. 40 41 42 . . . 1 lntroduction: The Importance of Aceurate Dosimetry lated dose at any point in an irradiated volume (MIJNHEER et al.

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