Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation / Edition 3

Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation / Edition 3

by Fred A. Mettler Jr., Arthur C. Upton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0721602002

ISBN-13: 9780721602004

Pub. Date: 01/16/2008

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

The new edition of this popular monograph features renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on the effects of radiation exposure. They provide all the answers you need to effectively treat your patients who have been exposed to accidental, occupational, or medical radiation. Using the newest data on the molecular and genetic

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Overview

The new edition of this popular monograph features renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on the effects of radiation exposure. They provide all the answers you need to effectively treat your patients who have been exposed to accidental, occupational, or medical radiation. Using the newest data on the molecular and genetic basis of radiation carcinogenesis, the authors offer in-depth coverage of the risks of cancer, genetic impairment, and other forms of damage caused by radiation exposure.

• Covers all aspects of the effects of radiation on humans from basic physics and chemistry to perception and acceptance of risk to hormesis to the latest data on radiation exposure, offering you well-rounded coverage of this complex field.
• Offers extensive references at the end of each chapter for further reading.
• Presents an easy-to-read writing style coupled with numerous tables, charts, and illustrations to make complex concepts easier to understand and absorb.

• Incorporates the latest information on risk estimates and the effects on varying radiation doses on specific organ systems to help you better answer questions from patients who are considering or undergoing radiation treatment.
• Features expanded topics on the molecular and genetic basis of radiation carcinogenesis keeping you current on how best to treat your patients and avoid complications.
• Includes the newest information on legal issues so you can better understand the legal implications of radiation exposure.
• Provides updated coverage on the effects of radiation in pregnant women to help you understand the unique needs of this patient group, including the effects on the in-utero central nervous system.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780721602004
Publisher:
Elsevier Health Sciences
Publication date:
01/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
517
Product dimensions:
8.76(w) x 10.92(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

1. Basic Radiation Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

2. Sources of Radiation Exposure

3. Effects on Genetic Material

4. Cancer Induction and Dose-Response Models

5. Carcinogenesis of Specific Organ Sites

6. Deterministic Effects of Radiation

7. Effects of Radiation in Combination with Other Agents

8. Radiation Exposure In Utero

9. Uranium, Plutonium, and Radium

10. Attribution of Radiation Effects and Probability of Causation in an Individual

11. Perception and Acceptance of Risk

12. Hormesis

Appendix I Glossary

Appendix II Radiation Source Term Tables

Appendix III Conversion Tables

Appendix IV Dose from Radionuclides

Appendix V Gamma Ray Constants

Appendix VI SOMA Toxicity Tables

Index

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