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Discussion in 'Radiation Oncology' started by ronmexico, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. ronmexico

    ronmexico Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    does anyone have any comments on the Khan treatment planning book that came out 2006? much has been said about the Khan physics bible, but i dont think i have heard his treatment planning text mentioned. specifically, how does in stack up with Bentel's planning text.
     
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  3. Mulletfluf

    Mulletfluf Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    I haven't used Kahn's treatment planning book, but I personally found Bentel to be a bit dated. Since it is new it might be more up to date and worth looking into.
     
  4. radonc

    radonc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    ditto

    although bentel is outdated, its nice to know how we treated people using standard radiotherapy techniques. treatment plannings has evolved greatly over the past 5-10 years, and more accurate descriptions may be found in textbooks and imrt books.
     
  5. G'ville Nole

    G'ville Nole Member 10+ Year Member

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    Hey Ron,

    We've got a copy in the resident office for general use. I've only glanced at it superficially, but it looks pretty good; comprehensive coverage of field design, physics (of course), IMRT/IGRT, brachy, etc. Some body sites are better than others; GI, GU, Thorax, Lymphoma and Sarcoma stand out as particularly good. I think it's a reasonable adjunct to a standard text, and offers some improvements over the field design usually covered in those texts.
     
  6. ronmexico

    ronmexico Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    you had me at we've
     
  7. G'ville Nole

    G'ville Nole Member 10+ Year Member

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    I figured as much :)
     
  8. stephew

    stephew SDN Super Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    i use it an its excellent. this coming from someone who hates the khan physics book with passion.
    much better than bentel (though bentel might be useful for beginners trying to grasp the basics of planning).

     
  9. stephew

    stephew SDN Super Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    i should add its best to understand technologies rather than the specifics of treatment planning a given site. that is best done with literature and attending help.
     
  10. radonc

    radonc Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    and with the assistance of your local dosimetrist/physicist.
     

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