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The Physics of Radiotherapy X-Rays and Electrons, 3rd Edition

By: Peter Metcalfe, Tomas Kron, Peter Hoban, Dean Cutajar, Nicholas Hardcastle

List Price $185.00

Prepublication Price $147.95

ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-951134-10-5
eBook 978-1-951134-11-2

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The long-awaited third edition of this classic text is here! The book is designed primarily as a useful reference for radiation oncology physicists, whether in training or established in their careers. The material is also intended to be accessible to radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists who want a deeper understanding of the physical principles behind the technology they interact with on a daily basis.

Unlike some other texts, this book does not skimp on many key concepts. As such, it is the book many practicing medical physicists pull when they want a detailed, but understandable explanation.

The third edition is printed in full color to aid in understanding key imaging and treatment concepts. It includes an appendix with detailed answers to the many study questions asked at the end of chapters and it is also fully indexed.

In preparation for this new edition, the authors have been amazed to see so many new technological developments that are relevant for the scope of the book and that impact cancer care in general and radiotherapy in particular. Improved imaging and smarter use of images are the key drivers of many new innovations in radiation oncology covered in the book. The growth and scope of utilizing imaging also explains why two new authors with expertise in these fields have come on board, Dean Cutajar and Nicholas Hardcastle.


Raphex 2023 Exams Dates to Know

A Proctored exam is an exam in which a person monitors the test takers over three hours and then collects the answer sheets. RAMPS and MPP request that this protocol be followed in order to maintain the integrity of the national rankings. An online option will be available again this year. It must be proctored to be included in the national rankings.

To place an advance order please download the 2023 Raphex Order Form. Return orders to MPP via the contact information on the form.

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2023 Raphex Collections

Published in cooperation with RAMPS, the Raphex Radiological Physics Examinations are designed to be useful as practice tests, advance study guides, or exams for course credit. The Collections are a set of the past 4 years (2019-2022) of RAPHEX Q&A Booklets with a specially prepared index designed to help in studying for board examination.

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The Therapy Collection is an excellent resource for residents in radiology and radiation oncology to use as practice exams or for self study.

The Diagnostic Collection is a helpful resource for residents in diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology as practice exams or for self study.

Past individual exams and the 2023 collections are available in both eBook and print versions.

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An Introduction to MRI for Medical Physicists and Engineers

Authors: Anthony Wolbarst and Nathan Yanasak

Price: $120.00

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-930524-20-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-930524-58-3

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MRI reveals structural and anatomic details of soft tissues often much better than does CT. It can also exploit novel and unique contrast mechanisms at the biomolecular level to provide information on the physiologic and pathologic status of organs, muscles, nerve trunks, cartilage, etc.

This introduction to the science and technology of MRI has been written at the beginning graduate level primarily for professional medical physicists and engineers in training. Others, such as physicians with physical science backgrounds, may well also find it to be of interest.

Several more advanced topics-like Fourier analysis, k-space, and statistical distributions-are introduced as they are needed.

Richly illustrated in color, this book will help readers understand not just the basics of MRI, but how recent variations on its original implementation have produced the many alternative interpretations of data that have made MRI such a powerful diagnostic tool.


The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology, Volume 4

Edited By: Jacob Van Dyk

List Price $175.00

ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-951134-02-0
eBook 978-1-951134-03-7

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Once again Jacob Van Dyk has brought together an esteemed group of international experts to describe the latest radiation oncology tools and techniques in volume 4 of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology.

Technological advancements in radiation oncology continue at a very rapid pace. The goal of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology is to provide state-of-the-art information on making these technologies available in the clinic. New topics addressed in Volume 4 include: surface-guided radiation therapy (RT), PET/MRI, real-time MRI guidance, robust optimization, automated treatment planning, artificial intelligence, adaptive RT, machine learning, big data, radiomics, particle therapy RBE, nanoparticle applications, economic considerations, global medical physics activities, global access to RT, and FLASH RT. These volumes have not only been valued by medical physicists in clinical practice around the world, but also by those in residency programs and in preparation for their certification exams.


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THE MODERN TECHNOLOGY OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY: A Compendium for Medical Physicists and Radiation Oncologists. Book Series

By the invitation of Medical Physics International Jacob Van Dyk has written an article presenting the newest edition of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology, Vol. 4 to the international medical physics community. This is not a traditional book review but an article to introduce the new edition and emphasize the advances that are the major reason for this new publication.

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Shielding Techniques for Radiation Oncology Facilities, 3rd Edition

Authors: Melissa Martin and Patton H. McGinley

Price: $100.00

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-951134-00-6
eBook ISBN: 978-1-951134-01-3

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Patton McGinley's classic Shielding Techniques has been updated to take into account the latest national and international standards for radiation facility shielding. McGinley retired from Emory Clinic in 2000, but he continues to produce shielding evaluations as a private consultant.

AAPM Past-President Melissa Martin joins Pat McGinley for this third edition. Martin has represented ANSI since 2012 on the sub-committee that prepared ISO Standard Number 16645 (2016), which addresses shielding for medical electron accelerators. She founded the consulting firm Therapy Physics, Inc., which has provided shielding design reports for over 500 radiation oncology treatment rooms around the world.


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The CT Handbook:
Optimizing Protocols for Today's Feature-Rich Scanners

Author: Timothy P. Szczykutowicz

Price $165.00

ISBN: Hardcover 978-0-944838-53-2
eBook 978-0-944838-57-0

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The target audiences for this book are practicing radiologists, medical physicists, and technologists. The topics covered reflect the day-to-day needs of supporting a CT scanner from the perspective of a CT protocol optimization team.

A realization of Medical Physics 3.0 must involve an appreciation of the administrative, clinical, and technical sides of CT imaging. Since the author treats all of these facets in the book, it embodies the mission of Medical Physics 3.0 for CT.

The text doesn't shy away from comparing features from different vendors. Providing vendor-specific information allows one to gain real-world insight into MDCT scanner reconstruction and AEC operation.