Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology / Edition 2

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Overview

The latest edition of this text presents both theory and clinical prac tice of radiation protection and radiobiology — from X-ray production and nuclear medicine to radiation therapy. Updated to reflect recent regulations, this text serves as a complete review for national certif ication exams as well as a useful review for clinical practice.

The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Andrew K. Poznanski
This is a useful new book dealing with practical aspects of radiation protection written by a program director in a school of radiography. It also includes chapters by technologists in charge of programs in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. The goal is to describe the practical aspects of radiation protection including the production of x-rays, interaction of radiation with matter and biological effects of radiation at a cellular and organ level. It discusses both early and late radiation effects. There is discussion of health physics and practical information on protecting the radiographer as well as the patient. There are also short sections on nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. The book is targeted at student radiographers as well as student technologists in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy. The text is well organized with questions regarding the subjects covered in each chapter. Answers to the questions are also given. The appendix gives examples of various calculations that are used in radiography. This should be a useful book for student technologists. It is well organized and explains radiation protection concerns in a somewhat simplified but clear language that should be well understood by the intended audience.
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Reviewer: Andrew K. Poznanski, MD (Children's Memorial Hospital)
Description: This is a useful new book dealing with practical aspects of radiation protection written by a program director in a school of radiography. It also includes chapters by technologists in charge of programs in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
Purpose: The goal is to describe the practical aspects of radiation protection including the production of x-rays, interaction of radiation with matter and biological effects of radiation at a cellular and organ level. It discusses both early and late radiation effects. There is discussion of health physics and practical information on protecting the radiographer as well as the patient. There are also short sections on nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
Audience: The book is targeted at student radiographers as well as student technologists in nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.
Features: The text is well organized with questions regarding the subjects covered in each chapter. Answers to the questions are also given. The appendix gives examples of various calculations that are used in radiography.
Assessment: This should be a useful book for student technologists. It is well organized and explains radiation protection concerns in a somewhat simplified but clear language that should be well understood by the intended audience.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780721675237
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 3/26/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Program Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Sciences, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA

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Table of Contents

The Basis for Radiation Protection. The Production of X-Radiation. Ionizing Radiation. Interactions of Radiation with Matter. Cellular Biology and History of Radiobiology. Principles of Radiobiology. Early Effects of Radiation. Late Effects of Radiation. Radiation Safety/Protection and Health Physics. Protecting the Radiographer and Other Workers. Protecting the Patient in Radiography. Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine. Applying Radiobiology and Protection to Radiation Therapy. Patient Education. Appendix A: Commonly Used Formulas. Appendix B: A Guide to Radiation Protection Resources on the Internet. Appendix C: The Greek Alphabet. Index.

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