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Introduction 

Introduction
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Introduction
Author(s):

A Sibtain

, A Morgan

, and N MacDougall

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199573356.003.0010
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date: 15 November 2019

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.

Quotation attributed to Albert Einstein (1933)

Radiotherapy physics is often regarded as challenging and intimidating for the clinical oncologist, given that it is a subject that has not been studied for many years before entering the speciality. This is accentuated by the rapidly increasing complexity in modern radiotherapy; the great improvements in recent years are a direct result of the considerable escalation in computer processing power and improvements in precision engineering. The major new techniques have only been realized through this advance in technology....

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