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Workflow Optimization in Radiation Oncology:
From Theory to Clinical Implementation

Edited By: Colleen J. Fox and Reshma Munbodh

List Price: $130.00

ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-951134-30-3
eBook 978-1-951134-31-0

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Technological advances in radiation oncology that promise improvements in workflow efficiency are frequently adopted in response to pressure to do things faster and to get more done with fewer resources. The results of such improvements hinge not only on the technology but on how they are integrated into the overall clinical system as a whole. Throughout history, other industries have developed theories related to production optimization, and we can learn from their experiences.

Workflow Optimization in Radiation Oncology: From Theory to Clinical Implementation applies these lessons to radiation oncology workflows and explores meaningful avenues to integrate technology into daily operations. Readers will be exposed to the basics of operations theory, as well as project, change, and resource management. They will also learn from radiation oncology experts about techniques for modeling and monitoring workflows as well as implementation strategies for hot topic tools such as auto-contouring, automated planning, and scripting.

The primary audience for this book is therapy medical physicists but radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, therapists, trainees, and managers/directors of radiation oncology departments as well as developers in the healthcare automation space will also find it useful.

This topic is also the theme of the 2024 AAPM summer school at Dartmouth College.


Just Published!

A Practical Guide to Inversely Optimized Treatment Planning

By: E. Ishmael Parsai and Ana I. Bejarano B.

List Price $110.00

ISBN: Hardcover 978-1-951134-20-4
eBook 978-1-951134-21-1

Sample Chapter [pdf format]

While intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is now a standard practice in some regions, many clinical facilities worldwide have yet to integrate these advanced techniques. Following the initial adoption of IMRT, radiation oncology teams often encounter a significant challenge: attaining proficiency in the planning process for diverse anatomical sites.

A Practical Guide to Inversely Optimized Treatment Planning serves as a comprehensive resource for those venturing into IMRT for the first time. This book not only details the essential technical prerequisites but also provides valuable insights and recommendations for inverse planning with an emphasis on planning procedures for diverse anatomical sites. Readers will benefit from the inclusion of sample plans derived from three of the most prevalent treatment planning systems (TPS), facilitating a smoother transition and proficiency in IMRT adoption. This book is a vital read for radiation oncology teams worldwide, offering invaluable guidance for effective IMRT implementation.


The 2024 RAPHEX Exams Are Available

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. A separate answer booklet is included with detailed explanations for the correct answer. The 2011 through 2024 exams are also available in eBook editions.

2024 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 (2020-2023) of RAPHEX Q&A Booklets with a specially prepared index designed to help in studying for board examination.

Save $25.00 to $35.00 When You Purchase a Collection!

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 2024 collections are available in both eBook and print versions.

2002, 2003,
2005 - 2008
$ 85.00
$ 115.00
$ 85.00
$49.95 was 150.00

Just Published

Radiopharmaceutical Therapy and Dosimetry, AAPM Monograph No. 40

Editors: Robert F. Hobbs, Joe O'Donoghue, and Jessica Clements

Price: $130.00

Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-951134-22-8
eBook ISBN: 978-1-951134-23-5

Sample Chapter 1 [pdf format]

Radiopharmaceutical Therapy (RPT) is fast becoming a mainstream modality with the development and approval of new emitters and conjugates. Professionals from the fields of radiation oncology and nuclear medicine are expressing interest in learning the fundamentals of implementing radiopharmaceutical therapy in their clinics. While multiple efforts are underway to add more radiopharmaceutical-specific material to training programs, retrospective training of medical physicists in this discipline is a gigantic unmet need. To meet this need, the AAPM held a comprehensive summer school program in Minneapolis in 2023 on radiopharmaceutical therapy and dosimetry.


Now Shipping

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

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

Sample Chapter 1 [pdf format]

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.


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

Sample Chapter 1 w/Table of Contents [pdf format]

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.


As Featured in Medical Physics International

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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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

Sample Chapter 1 w/Table of Contents [pdf format]

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.