Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging

Overview

This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook style and offers application-based discussions in radiation oncology, ...
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Overview

This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook style and offers application-based discussions in radiation oncology, fractionated radiotherapy, and protracted radiation among others. The text is also supplemented by a Web site.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470551776
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/17/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii

INTRODUCTION ix

1 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1

2 THE CELL 19

3 RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS AND UNITS 41

4 RADIATION INTERACTIONS WITH TISSUE 61

5 CELL SURVIVAL CURVES 81

6 DNA AND GENETICS 105

7 RADIATION DAMAGE AND REPAIR OF CELLS 125

8 NORMAL AND MALIGNANT CELLS 145

9 RADIATION EFFECTS ON TISSUES AND ORGANS 161

10 WHOLE BODY RADIATION EFFECTS 179

11 RADIATION TREATMENT OF CANCER 191

12 RADIATION BIOLOGY OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 203

13 NUCLEAR MEDICINE RADIATION BIOLOGY 219

14 ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION 241

15 REGULATIONS AND RISK 255

16 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ULTRASOUND 269

17 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING 281

ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED QUESTIONS 297

INDEX 301

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