Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research / Edition 1

Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research / Edition 1

by Herman W. Knoche
     
 


This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to use radioisotopes through short training courses or as part of laboratory… See more details below

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This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to use radioisotopes through short training courses or as part of laboratory courses in biology and biochemistry. This text was written for use in courses on the theoretical aspects of radioisotopic methods or for self-study and reference; it assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and develops mathematical discussions slowly and clearly. The focus of the book is on the topics listed on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application: principles and practices of radiation protection; radioactivity measurement, standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments; mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and biological effects of radiation.

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ISBN-13:
9780195058062
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/05/1991
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.17(d)

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Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Regulations and Responsibilities for Users of Radioactive Materials
PART I. Review of Nuclear Physics
2. Atomic and Nuclear Structure
3. Nuclear Decay Processes
4. Radioactive Decay and Labeled Compounds
5. Interactions of Radiation with Matter
PART II. Detection and Measurement of Radioactivity
6. Detection of Radioactivity by Gas Ionization Methods
7. Detection of Radioactivity by Solid Scintilation Methods
8. Liquid Scintillation: Theory of Detection and Instrument Design
9. Liquid Scintillation: Practical Aspects
10. Liquid Scintillation: Sample Preparation and Counting Atypical Emissions
11. Detection of Radioactivity by Semiconductors
12. Autoradiographic Methods
13. Statistical Methods for Counting Data
PART III: Biological Effects of Radiation and Radiation Safety
14. Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation
15. Radiation Protection Standards and Dose Calculations
16. Practical Aspects of Radiation Protection
PART IV: Radiotracer Methodology
17. Use of Labeled Compounds in Tracer Experiments
18. Radioimmunoassay and Isotope Dilution

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