Best Reference Books – Biophysics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Brachytherapy Physics and Radiation Physics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Biophysics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Brachytherapy Physics and Radiation Physics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Biophysics, Geophysics, Astrophysics, Brachytherapy Physics and Radiation Physics along with reviews.

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1. “Biophysics – An Introduction” by Rodney Cotterill

“Biophysics – An Introduction” Book Review: This book is invaluable to undergraduate students in physics, biophysics and medical physics. The book is also useful for graduate students and researchers looking for a broad introduction to the subject. The book takes the reader through successive levels of complexity, from atoms to molecules, structures, systems and ultimately to the behaviour of organisms. The book also includes extensive coverage of biopolymers, biomembranes, biological energy, and nervous systems. The text not only explores basic ideas, but also discusses recent developments, such as protein folding, DNA/RNA conformations, molecular motors, optical tweezers and the biological origins of consciousness and intelligence. The book provides exercises at the end of each chapter to encourage student understanding.

2. “Solved Problems in Geophysics” by Elisa Buforn and Carmen Pro

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“Solved Problems in Geophysics” Book Review: It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid. Problems range from simple exercises for the most elementary courses to more complex problems suitable for graduate-level students. This handy book is the ideal adjunct to core course textbooks on geophysical theory. This book is a collection of nearly 200 problems in geophysics, which are solved in detail showing each step of their solution, the equations used and the assumptions made. Simple figures are also included to help students understand how to reduce a problem to its key elements. The book introduces the equations most commonly used in solving geophysical problems, and presents a series of exercises for the main, classical areas of geophysics – gravity, geomagnetism, seismology, and heat flow and geochronology.

3. “Theoretical Astrophysics” by Padmanabhan
4. “Introduction to Astrophysics” by SUDHINDRA NATH BISWAS and BAIDYANATH BASU
5. “Brachytherapy: An International Perspective (Medical Radiology)” by Mark Trombetta and Paolo Montemaggi

“Brachytherapy: An International Perspective (Medical Radiology)” Book Review: This volume is the first truly international text to take the practitioner from the history, the physical basis, and the rationale of brachytherapy through to the techniques, the results, and the management of complications. The technical planning of internal and surface radiotherapy are designed to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge base and capabilities in this demanding specialty field. Disease site-specific chapters cover a wide range of applications, including ocular tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cancers of the head and neck, skin, breast, lung, esophagus, and prostate, and gynecologic and anorectal malignancies. Each chapter incorporates the American and European guidelines and the text has been written from both perspectives by many of the most noted global experts in the field. A concluding chapter is devoted to brachytherapy quality assurance.

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6. “The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)” by Larry A DeWerd and Michael Kissick

“The Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)” Book Review: This book is to provide a comprehensive overview of all types of phantoms used in medical imaging, therapy, nuclear medicine and health physics. For ionizing radiation, dosimetry with respect to issues of material composition, shape, and motion/position effects are all highlighted. For medical imaging, each type of technology will need specific materials and designs, and the physics and indications will be explored for each type. Health physics phantoms are concerned with some of the same issues such as material heterogeneity, but also unique issues such as organ-specific radiation dose from sources distributed in other organs.

7. “Brachytherapy Physics: Joint AAPM/American Brachytherapy Society Summer School (Medical Physics Monograph)” by Mark Rivard and Bruce R Thomadsen

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“Brachytherapy Physics: Joint AAPM/American Brachytherapy Society Summer School (Medical Physics Monograph)” Book Review: It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid.This book is organized into the following sections: Fundamentals of sources and delivery systems, and the radiobiological rationale for brachytherapy; Source specification parameters, calculation formalisms, target localization techniques. It includes computer algorithms used in modern brachytherapy treatment planning; Interstitial implant methods. Also includes classical system: checking dosimetry of, and communicating about, implants: implant design, optimization, and quality evaluation and reporting; In-depth reviews of clinical applications of interstitial implants of the prostate.

8. “The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)” by Dimos Baltas and Loukas Sakelliou

“The Physics of Modern Brachytherapy for Oncology (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)” Book Review: This book is designed for researchers, practicing radiation oncologists, and medical physicists who want to keep abreast of the developments in this changing field as well as for postgraduate students in medical physics. The book begins with basic information, including quantities and units, followed by fundamental atomic and nuclear physics. It also provides the historical background of brachytherapy physics. The next several chapters discuss the radionuclides used in brachytherapy, reflecting upon past (radium), present (iridium or cobalt), and future (ytterbium) methods. The book proceeds to examine source calibration and dosimetry protocols for dose rate calculation while the final chapters explore more recent processes, including Monte Carlo-aided, experimental, and gel dosimetry.

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9. “Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)” by William Y Song and Kari Tanderup

“Emerging Technologies in Brachytherapy (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering)” Book Review: It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid.This book is organized into the following sections: Fundamentals of sources and delivery systems, and the radiobiological rationale for brachytherapy; Source specification parameters, calculation formalisms, target localization techniques. It includes computer algorithms used in modern brachytherapy treatment planning; Interstitial implant methods. Also includes classical system: checking dosimetry of, and communicating about, implants: implant design, optimization, and quality evaluation and reporting; In-depth reviews of clinical applications of interstitial implants of the prostate.

10. “The Physics of Radiation Therapy” by Faiz M Khan

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“The Physics of Radiation Therapy” Book Review: It is a convenient source of additional homework and exam questions for instructors, and provides students with a practice or revision aid. It provides a digest of the material contained in the Physics of Radiation Therapy. Lectures are presented somewhat similar to a PowerPoint format, discussing key points of individual chapters. Selected diagrams from the textbook can be used to initiate the discussion. Discussions are condensed and often bulleted. Theoretical details are referred to the textbook and the cited literature. A problem set (practice questions)is provided at the end of each chapter topic.

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