A Primer on Theory and Operation of Linear Accelerators in Radiation Therapy Paperback
Edited by James Lamb
By the mid-1950s, a linear accelerator suitable for treating deep-seated tumors was built in the Stanford Microwave Laboratory and installed at Stanford Hospital.
It served as a prototype for commercial units that were built later.
Since that time, medical linear accelerators gained in popularity as major radiation therapy devices, but few basic training materials on their operation had been produced for use by medical professionals.
C.J. Karzmark, a radiological physicist at Stanford University, was involved with medical linacs since their development, and he agreed to collaborate with Robert Morton of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (formerly the Bureau of Radiological Health), U.S.
Food and Drug Administration, in writing the first edition of this primer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 56 pages, 43 Illustrations
- Publisher: Medical Physics Publishing Corporation
- Publication Date: 28/02/2018
- Category: Medical physics
- ISBN: 9781930524965