Radiation Biophysics / Edition 2

Radiation Biophysics / Edition 2

by Edward L. Alpen
     
 

Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, this thoroughly updated and expanded text covers topics ranging from fundamental concepts of radiation biophysics to the interaction and effects of radiation on living systems. Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in radiological sciences and health physics, this useful reference will also be invaluable to

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Comprehensive and multidisciplinary, this thoroughly updated and expanded text covers topics ranging from fundamental concepts of radiation biophysics to the interaction and effects of radiation on living systems. Intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in radiological sciences and health physics, this useful reference will also be invaluable to researchers requiring up-to-date information in the radiation sciences. This Second Edition is a major revision and expansion of a widely acclaimed text first published in 1990. This book serves equally well as a shelf reference and as a classroom text.
Key Features:
• Thoroughly revised and updated
• Written by a highly respected member of the field of radiological sciences
• Provides comprehensive coverage of radiation biology and radiation biophysics
• Includes problem sets and suggested additional reading

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780120530854
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/24/1997
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
1.31(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Historical Perspective.
Quantities and Units and Definitions.
Electromagnetic Radiation.
Radioactivity.
Interaction of Radiation with Matter.
Energy Transfer Processes.
Radiation Chemistry.
Theories and Models, Cell Survival.
Survival Curve and Its Significance.
Modification of Radiation Response.
Radiation Biology of Normal and Neoplastic Tissue Systems.
Late Effects of Radiation on Normal Tissues—Non Stochastic Effects.
Stochastic Effects—Radiation Carcinogenesis.
Stochastic Effects, Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation.
High LET Radiation Effects.
Metabolism and Biological Effects of Deposited Radionuclides.
Radiation Exposure from Natural Background and other Sources.
Appendix.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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