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Technical Basis of Radiation Therapy

Practical Clinical Applications

This book, now in its fourth edition, is unique in detailing in depth the technological basis of radiation therapy. Compared with the previous edition, all chapters have been rewritten and updated. In addition, new chapters have been included on various topics, including the use of imaging in treatment planning, second malignant neoplasms due to irradiation, and quality assurance in radiation oncology. The book is divided into two sections. The first covers basic concepts in treatment planning, including essential physics, and explains the various approaches to radiation therapy, such as intensity-modulated radiation therapy, tomotherapy, and high and low dose rate brachytherapy. The second part documents the practical clinical applications of these concepts in the treatment of different cancers. All of the chapters have been written by leaders in the field. This book will serve to instruct and acquaint teachers, students and practitioners in the various fields of oncology with the basic technological factors and approaches in radiation therapy.

Image and treatment planning data are modeled as DICOM information objects,
and services that act on these information objects (e.g., storage or printing) are
identified. DICOM information objects are used to represent CT scans, structures,
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Budgeting

Budgeting 3e specifically addresses the budgeting component of the National Accounting Training Package, but will also be suitable for any course containing a basic budgeting unit. Competency-based training and flexible delivery are the key conceptual tools for education in the Australian VET system and this book has been written with these aims in mind. This new edition provides a more in-depth insight into the principles of budgeting and forecasting. The easy-to-use structure and layout has been maintained and the book presents a logical explanation of budgeting, beginning from basics and working its way into more complex problems to ensure student learning is maximised.

This new edition provides a more in-depth insight into the principles of budgeting and forecasting.

Capital Budgeting And Investment Analysis

Capital Budgeting and Investment Analysis marries theory with practice by providing numerous illustrations of real-world applications. It includes a discussion of capital budgeting's link to the corporation's strategy for creating value as well as addressing the international aspects of capital budgeting. The basic philosophy of this book is to help students develop their critical thinking skills required to assess potential investments. Topics covered include the basics of capital budgeting, the estimation of project cash flows and the project cost of capital, risk analysis in capital budgeting, and corporate strategy and its relationship to the capital-budgeting decision.

The basic philosophy of this book is to help students develop their critical thinking skills required to assess potential investments.

W. E. B. Du Bois

A Twentieth-Century Life

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois, perhaps best known for his seminal work The Souls of Black Folk and as the founding editor of the NAACP?s groundbreaking magazine The Crisis, was ever a soul in motion for justice. Whether he was protesting Jim Crow laws and lynch mobs in the Deep South, advocating for the end of European Colonialism, or campaigning for world peace, Du Bois was always speaking out for others. This fascinating Up Close biography by award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man?tirelessly and never quietly? fought for equality until his death at age ninety-five.

This fascinating Up Close biography by award-winning author Tonya Bolden tells the story of how one man?tirelessly and never quietly? fought for equality until his death at age ninety-five.

Information Technology and Sustainability

Essays on the Relationship Between ICT and Sustainable Development

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information society.Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations - to producers, users and political decision makers - which show the way to a sustainable information ...

Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology

"This book compiles estimable research on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector, discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce; project management and information technology evaluation; system design and data processing; security and protection; and privacy, access, and ethics of public information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Eugene J. Akers Center for Advanced Technologies-Auburn Montgomery, USA
Table 1. ... The diffusion of information technology in the public sector provides
the opportunity to apply the appropriateness of diffusion theory in a combined ...

Selected Readings on Global Information Technology: Contemporary Applications

Contemporary Applications

"This book offers articles focused on key issues concerning the development, design, and analysis of global IT"--Provided by publisher.

and women. In terms of the specific attitudinal responses suggested by TRA to be
important in the utilization of a particular technology, several hypotheses are
proposed. Hypotheses 1 through 6 are introduced to test this underlying
prediction ...