Medical Radiation Dosimetry: Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss

Medical Radiation Dosimetry: Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss

by Brian J McParland

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ISBN-13: 9781447170051
Publisher: Springer London
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 622
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Brian J McParland, BASc MSc PhD CPhys CSci FCCPM FIPEM FInstP, is a Head of Medical Physics with an extensive research and clinical background in medical physics in senior hospital, university and commercial appointments. He is a recognised authority in the field of medical radiation dosimetry, having practised the discipline in radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection. Dr McParland is an elected Fellow of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Institute of Physics, and is both a Certified Scientist and a Certified Physicist in the United Kingdom. Dr McParland is the author of the awarded companion text book, Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry: Advanced Theoretical Principles and of over 90 peer-reviewed publications in the medical and physics literature.

Table of Contents

Part I. Introduction to Charged Particles.- ​1. Introduction.- 2. Elements of Quantum Scattering Theory.- Part II. Elastic Coulomb Scatter.- 3. Introduction of Part II.- 4. Elastic Coulomb Scatter from an Unscreened Point Charge.- 5. Elastic Coulomb Scatter from Distributed and Screened Charges.- 6. Multiple Elastic Coulomb Scatter.- Part III. Collision Energy Loss.- 7. Introduction to Part III.- 8. Soft Collisions.- 9. Hard Collisions.- 10. Total and Restricted Collision Stopping Powers and Theory of the Mean Energy Expended to Create an Ion Pair.- 11. Mean Excitation Energy.- 12. Higher-Order Corrections in the Collision Stopping Power.- 13. Charged Particle Range.- 14. Collision Energy Loss in Compound Media.- Part IV. Stochastic Collision Energy Loss.- 15. Introduction to Part IV.- 16. Collision Statistics.- 17. The Chapman-Kolmogorov and Bothe-Landau Equations.- 18. Probability Distribution Functions for Collision Energy Loss.

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