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Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)

Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) Lowest new price: $73.34
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Author: David Greene
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Linear Accelerators for Radiation Therapy, Second Edition focuses on the fundamentals of accelerator systems, explaining the underlying physics and the different features of these systems. This edition includes expanded sections on the treatment head, on x-ray production via multileaf and dynamic collimation for the production of wedged and other intensity modulated beams, on electron scattering systems, and on dosimetry. With high-quality illustrations and practical examples throughout, it contains a detailed description of electron beam optics and linear accelerator components. The final chapter explains how to use other equipment, such as scanners and simulators, in conjunction with linear accelerators for optimum treatment of cancers.


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The Breast, 2-Volume Set, Expert Consult Online and Print: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, 4e

The Breast, 2-Volume Set, Expert Consult Online and Print: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, 4e Lowest new price: $287.22
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Author: Kirby I. Bland MD

The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, 4th Edition, by Kirby I. Bland, MD, and Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, is a surgical reference that offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the diagnosis and management of, and rehabilitation following, surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the breast. With its multidisciplinary approach, sweeping updates, new contributors, and authoritative guidance, you'll have exactly what you need to inspire patient confidence and provide the best possible outcomes. Best of all, this new edition comes to you in print and online for easy, convenient access to the absolute latest advances.

  • Features multidisciplinary advice from experts in surgery, radiation and medical oncology, pathology, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics, and genetics for a well-rounded perspective to enhance patient outcomes.
  • Includes more than 1,500 figures and tables that offer high quality depictions of surgery and treatment procedures.
  • Offers step-by-step guidance through both text and clinical boxes that makes the material relevant to everyday practice.
  • Provides cross-referencing between chapters, as well as references to carefully selected journal articles, that makes further research easier.
  • Features online access to the full text, downloadable images from the book, and more, at
  • Uses a new full-color design to highlight key areas of the text and help you focus on important concepts.
  • Presents updated coverage including an expanded section on pathology...and new chapters on granular cell tumors, targeted therapies, integration of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to keep you current.
  • Includes revised chapters on the psychosocial consequences of breast cancer, lifestyle interventions for breast cancer patients, and patient and family resources that equip you to offer complete and compassionate care.
  • Provides additional information on genetics to keep you up to date with the latest genetic discoveries linked to breast cancer and breast diseases.
  • Features the work of many new contributors who provide the latest and freshest perspectives.

Your purchase entitles you to access the web site until the next edition is published, or until the current edition is no longer offered for sale by Elsevier, whichever occurs first. Elsevier reserves the right to offer a suitable replacement product (such as a downloadable or CD-ROM-based electronic version) should access to the web site be discontinued.

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Medical Applications of Lasers

Medical Applications of Lasers Lowest new price: $142.60
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Brand: Brand: Springer

Medical Applications of Lasers covers various disciplines in physical medicine which are being serviced by lasers. New techniques and procedures, which have been developed and are being used, have been incorporated by international researchers in their respective chapters of the book.
Ophthalmology, cardiology, tomography, urology, lithotripsy, dermatology, dentistry and gynaecology are among the eleven chapters comprising the book.
The book will cater to a wide spectrum of readership associated with hospitals, medical institutions and universities worldover, including the medical instrument industry. Both teachers and students in the medical faculties will find the book especially useful.


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The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression

The Cancer Cure That Worked: 50 Years of Suppression Lowest new price: $8.72
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Author: Barry Lynes

A detailed account of Rife's inventions and discoveries is the subject of The Cancer Cure That Worked. This startling book documents events from 1913 to the time of Rife's death in 1972. Rife was an optical engineer and technician of great skill. His first success was the building of the Universal Microscope in the late 1920s. With it he was able to view the living cancer virus -- a feat our modern, high-powered electron microscopes still cannot do. His microscope used many quartz prisms and lenses, placed to compensate for losses of refraction due to air. This enabled him to view far tinier particles than had ever been seen before.

Using the Universal Microscope which he invented, he observed cancer viruses as they changed their size and form. He discovered that exposing a virus to certain frequencies of radio waves killed it quickly. Years of experimentation led to Rife's invention of the Frequency Instrument, a device that produced the exact frequencies needed to destroy various viruses.

In 1934 at the clinic in California, diseased people were exposed to the exact same frequencies that had been seen (through the microscope) to destroy the virus causing their illness. Treatments lasted only three minutes. The person would wait three days before another exposure giving the lymph system time to cleanse the dead virus from their bodies. Unlike the chemotherapy treatments currently in use, Rife's therapy was 100 percent effective and engendered no adverse symptoms.

Yet, 53 years after the arrival of Rife's Frequency Instrument, hundreds of thousands of people still die each year of diseases that Royal Raymond Rife cured. 

The above is excerpted from a book review written by Deki and Jon C. Fox.


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Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology

Perez and Brady's Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology Lowest new price: $45.55
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The thoroughly updated Fifth Edition of this landmark work has been completely overhauled to better represent the rapidly changing field of radiation oncology. This edition has an updated interior design including full-color throughout, and a new companion Website featuring the fully searchable text with all the images.

This comprehensive textbook provides an understanding of every aspect of radiation oncology—the natural history of cancer, the physical methods of radiation application, the effects of irradiation on normal tissues, and site-specific applications of radiation therapy either as a single modality or as part of a multimodality treatment program. This edition places greater emphasis on use of radiation oncology in palliative and supportive care as well as therapy. Six new chapters cover stereotactic irradiation outside the CNS; photodynamic therapy; radiation and gene therapy; prostate—intermediate and high risk; oncologic imaging/oncologic anatomy; and economics of radiation oncology. Other highlights include expanded coverage of new molecular biology and targeted therapies and greater emphasis on dose conformality, IMRT, IGRT, new radiation therapy delivery machines, radiosurgery, dose painting, and innovative brachytherapy.

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Pediatric Endocrinology (Core Handbook Series in Pediatrics)

Pediatric Endocrinology (Core Handbook Series in Pediatrics) Lowest new price: $16.00
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Author: Dennis M. Styne MD

As part of the Core Handbook Series in Pediatrics, this book provides a practical discussion of the major endocrine disorders that can be managed in the primary care setting. The book opens with a chapter on signs and symptoms in endocrine disease and then moves into specific disease chapters such as growth disorders, thyroid disorders, diabetes, and more. Each chapter consists of a brief discussion of the relevant pathophysiology and moves into diagnosis and treatment, making liberal use of tables and algorithms.

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Contemporary Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Technique and Evaluation

Contemporary Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Technique and Evaluation Lowest new price: $182.65
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The exponential growth and acceptance rate of stereotactic radiosurgery (as measured by recognized indications and number of treating centers) has been coupled with concern about its possible over-utilization and long-term risks. To provide the most balanced account possible of this controversy, each chapter in this book is followed by a critical commentary from an expert on each indication; often one who does not perform radiosurgery. As a result, the reader benefits from an intelligent discussion of the clinical indications by both advocates and critics of radiosurgery.

The book's contributors, true leaders in the field from the United States, Europe, and Japan, represent a wide variety of experience and opinion. Whereas earlier texts devoted large sections to the actual equipment used to perform radiosurgery, as the field matures it is now clear that the technique can be performed equally well with a variety of technologies. Thus, this book has just one chapter on technology, and otherwise concentrates on appropriate indications, use, and patient outcomes.

It is the author's hope that neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists and neurologists will use the information in this text to decide for themselves the role that radiosurgery should play in treating patients with neurologic disorders.

The Physics of Radiation Therapy

The Physics of Radiation Therapy Lowest new price: $39.99
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Author: Faiz M. Khan
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This leading reference source devoted to radiation therapy physics is now in its Third Edition. Pertinent to the entire radiation oncology team, it is clinically oriented and presents practical aspects as well as underlying theory to clarify basic concepts. The format begins with underlying physics, then progresses to treatment planning, and ends with radiation. Contains an expanded focus with seven new chapters on special procedures. Remaining chapters have been revised to detail any new developments in the field over the past eight years. Illustrations are overhauled to reflect current practice and to detail the new procedures added. Provides a solid foundation for residents and a strong review for practitioners.


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Radiation Therapy Physics

Radiation Therapy Physics Lowest new price: $145.46
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Author: William R. Hendee
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The Third Edition of Radiation Therapy Physics addresses in concise fashion the fundamental diagnostic radiologic physics principles as well as their clinical implications. Along with coverage of the concepts and applications for the radiation treatment of cancer patients, the authors have included reviews of the most up-to-date instrumentation and critical historical links. The text includes coverage of imaging in therapy planning and surveillance, calibration protocols, and precision radiation therapy, as well as discussion of relevant regulation and compliance activities. It contains an updated and expanded section on computer applications in radiation therapy and electron beam therapy, and features enhanced user-friendliness and visual appeal with a new, easy-to-follow format, including sidebars and a larger trim size. With its user-friendly presentation and broad, comprehensive coverage of radiotherapy physics, this Third Edition doubles as a medical text and handy professional reference.


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Disorders of Hemostasis & Thrombosis: A Clinical Guide

Disorders  of Hemostasis & Thrombosis:  A  Clinical Guide Lowest new price: $75.97
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Author: Scott Goodnight

Now expanded with new coverage of genetics, more therapy and management strategies, and more references throughout, this guide remains one of the most practical resources for diagnosis and treatment of hematologic conditions commonly seen in general practice. The clear, succinct language is meant for the non-hematologist who wants the salient points of clinical signs, etiology and pathophysiology, laboratory tests, differential diagnosis, and treatment in one convenient manual.

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