1. American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ASTRO)
Radiation oncologists, radiation oncology nurses, medical physicists, radiation therapists, dosimetrists and biologists comprise ASTROs more than 10,000 members, making it the largest radiation oncology organization of its kind.
Radiation therapy, sometimes called radiotherapy, is the use of various forms of radiation to safely and effectively treat cancer and other diseases. Doctors use radiation therapy to try to cure cancer, to control the growth of the cancer or to relieve symptoms, such as pain. It can be used to treat cancer in almost any part of the body, although breast cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer typically make up more than half of all patients receiving radiation therapy. Radiation is also used to treat several benign diseases, such as non-cancerous tumors, heart disorders and thyroid problems.
2. International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Red Journal, offers authoritative articles linking new research and technologies to clinical applications. Original contributions by leading scientists and researchers include but are not limited to experimental studies of combined modality treatment, tumor sensitization and normal tissue protection, molecular radiation biology, particle irradiation, brachytherapy, treatment planning, tumor biology, and clinical investigations of cancer treatment that include radiation therapy. Technical advances related to dosimetry and conformal radiation treatment planning are also included.
3. Physics in Medicine and Biology
The application of theoretical and practical physics to medicine, physiology and biology. Topics covered are:
* all areas of radiotherapy physics
* radiation dosimetry (ionizing and non-ionizing radiation)
* biomedical imaging (e.g. x-ray, MR, ultrasound, optical, nuclear medicine)
* image reconstruction and kinetic modelling
* image analysis and computer-aided detection
* other radiation medicine applications
* therapies (including non-ionizing radiation)
* biomedical optics
* radiation protection
* body composition.
Papers on physics with no obvious medical or biological applications, or papers which are almost entirely clinical or biological in their approach are not acceptable.