By George Rodrigues MD FRCPC MSc, Vikram Velker MD, Lara Best MD
Radiation Oncology Primer and evaluate describes the elemental recommendations, nomenclature and definitions of the sector of radiation oncology that each trainee or practitioner must recognize. Divided into 3 sections, Radiation Oncology Primer and assessment covers simple technological know-how, scientific technological know-how, and technical and making plans matters to provide the trainee a whole evaluate of the center wisdom base of the sector. Co-written through a former radiation oncology residency software director and a group of radiation oncology citizens, the booklet is geared up in concise sections and is abundantly illustrated to spotlight key issues and support the reader comprehend and preserve significant options. remedy techniques in step with released scientific trial protocols that outline control/standard of care/consensus radiation therapy are integrated. as well as serving as a prime creation to the sphere, the ebook additionally bargains a quick evaluation of primary suggestions for the senior resident sooner than written or oral examinations, and is an invaluable source for the radiation oncology educator to improve instructing plans and quizzes. bankruptcy association is predicated at the foreign Atomic power supplier Syllabus for the schooling and coaching of Radiation Oncologists, the syllabus recommended via either the yankee Society for Radiation Oncology and the eu Society for healing Radiology and Oncology. Radiation Oncology Primer and evaluation: Integrates uncomplicated technological know-how, scientific technological know-how and technical recommendations to supply the trainee with an entire creation to the sector of radiation oncology Is in keeping with approved education syllabus for radiation oncology execs bargains a concise presentation with illustrations highlighting key poiints presents key issues for research and reports contains therapy techniques in line with released scientific trial protocols that outline control/standard of care/consensus radiation therapy Is a beneficial evaluation source for board assessment
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