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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Rochell Olive-Harmon, MS (Froedtert Hospital)
Description: This is the second edition of a book for radiology students that explains the biological effects of ionizing radiation and ways to help ensure safe use in diagnostic imaging. The previous edition was published in 2002.
Purpose: Students will use this book in their preparation for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam, but it is also a reference for radiology students, practicing radiographers, radiology residents, and radiologists in the area of radiobiology and radiation protection.
Audience: Intended for radiologic technology students, the book includes applied and practical information. The author has been involved in radiography education for 30 years and served as a radiography program director.
Features: The book explains the biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation protection, information that will help radiology students and practicing radiographers keep the harmful effects of ionizing radiation to a minimum.
Assessment: The excellent photos in this concise book add to its readability and help students understand the material.