Recent Advancements and Applications in Dosimetry

This is a multi author book that reviews dosimetry for several newly emerging radiation treatment modalities. It consists of 16 chapters, each covering a specific topic, with a total of 33 authors. All the authors are respected experts in their specific fields.

Purpose

This book fills a niche in the radiation dosimetry literature. No other single book covers this wide range of new technologies, so it provides a single site for readers to gain knowledge of all these recent developments in dosimetry.

Audience

This book is intended not only for practicing radiation oncology physicists and physicians but also for graduate students and residents.

Content/Features

The topics covered in this book are Dosimetry for high intensity ultrasound treatment; Monte Carlo nanodosimetry in gold nanoparticle enhanced radiotherapy; Photodynamic therapy explicit dosimetry; Thermal imaging applications in HDR brachytherapy dosimetry; Proton dosimetry, commissioning, and applications; Dosimetric impact of magnetic field in MRI‐guided radiotherapy; Innovations in calorimetry; One‐scan film dosimetry across multimodalities of delivery; Time‐resolved dosimetry and quality assurance using real‐time EPID imaging; High‐definition 3D dosimetry for end‐to‐end patient‐specific treatment delivery verification; A priori estimation of best feasible DVH in radiotherapy planning; Of mice and men: applications of thermoluminescent dosimetry; Design, characteristics, and applications of transmission detectors and advanced quality assurance; 3D printing applications in dosimetry; 5D dosimetry in radiotherapy planning and delivery; and Machine learning applications in medical dosimetry.

Assessment/Comparison

I found “Recent Advancements and Applications in Dosimetry,” edited by Maria Chan, to be an excellent source of information on a number of topics that are either rarely published in other books dealing with dosimetry in radiation therapy or which need to be updated. All topics have very good introductions for readers not familiar with the subjects, followed by in‐depth reviews of practical applications and potential future developments. Although these topics can be found in the research literature, I had only superficial knowledge of most of them. This book brought my knowledge up‐to‐date and was a pleasure to read. Again, the chapters are well written by world experts on the topics. This is an excellent and timely book, and I recommend it to anyone wishing to review the latest developments in radiation therapy dosimetry.

https://aapm.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/mp.13038