Radiation Science for Physicians and Public Health Workers

Radiation Science for Physicians and Public Health Workers

by Marco Zaider, Harald H. Rossi

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461354864
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. A: Radiation Physics. I. Introduction. II. The radiation field. III. Atomic Physics. IV. Nuclear Physics. V. Interaction of radiation with matter. VI. Radiation Sources. Appendices. B: Radiological Physics. I. Introduction. II. Intermediate dosimetric quantities. III. Absorbed dose. IV. Radiation equilibrium. V. Radiation quality. VI. Experimental dosimetry. VII. Practical dosimetry. Appendices. C: Radiobiology. I. Introduction. II. Stochastic and non-stochastic effects. III. Dose-response curves and their meaning. IV. Events: spatial and temporal aspects. V. Inactivation cross section. VI. Relative biological effectiveness (RBE) and enhancement ratio. VII. A survey of cellular radiation effects. Appendix. D: Radiation effects on human populations. I. Introduction. II. Cancer statistics for the U.S. Population. III. Radiation carcinogenesis in humans. IV. Analyses of the radiation carcinogenesis data. V. Radiation effects on the skin. VI. Radiation effects on the eye. VII. Radiation effects on the embryo and fetus. VIII. Genetic effects of ionizing radiation. Appendices. E: Radiation protection. I. Introduction. II. Dose concepts. III. Subsidiary quantities. IV. Human exposure to ionizing radiation. V. Dose limits. VI. The practice of radiation protection. Appendices.

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