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Radioisotopes in the Human Body : Physical and Biological Aspects.

Author: F W Spiers; John R Olive
Publisher: Burlington : Elsevier Science, 1968.
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Radioisotopes in the Human Body.
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Spiers, F.W.
Radioisotopes in the Human Body : Physical and Biological Aspects.
Burlington : Elsevier Science, ©1968
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F W Spiers; John R Olive
ISBN: 9781483258553 1483258556
OCLC Number: 893738927
Description: 1 online resource (361 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Radioisotopes in the Human Body: Physical and Biological Aspects; Copyright Page; FOREWORD; PREFACE; Table of Contents; Introduction; CHAPTER 1. Radioisotopes and Their Radiations; 1. Radioactive Disintegration; 2. Modes of Disintegration; 3. Gamma-Ray Absorption; 4. Units of Dose; 5. Gamma-Ray Dose Rates; 6. Characteristics of Particle Tracks; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 2. Isotope Metabolism; 1. Body Data; 2. Metabolic Data; 3. Metabolism of Particular Elements; 4. Uptake and Retention in the Lungs; 5. The Gastrointestinal Tract; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY. CHAPTER 3. Dosimetry of Radioisotopes in Soft Tissues1. Particle Dosimetry under Equilibrium Conditions; 2. Dose Functions for Point Sources of Beta Particles; 3. Dose Rates from Extended Sources of Beta Particles; 4. Nonuniform Distribution of Radioisotopes in Tissues; 5. Dose Rates from Internal Gamma-Ray Emitters; 6. Examples of Dose Calculation; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 4. The Macroscopic and Microscopic Structureof Bone; 1. The Skeleton; 2. General Structure and Growth of Bone; 3. Formation of Bone; 4. Calcification and Microscopic Structure of Bone; 5. Bone Mineral. 6. Distribution of Mineral in Bone7. Structural Dimensions in Relation to Particle Ranges; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 5. Dosimetry of Radioisotopes in Bone; 1. Calculations of Dose for Simple Geometric Conditions; 2. Improved Methods of Calculation; 3. Comparison of Theoretical and Experimental Dosimetry; 4. Problems of Dosimetry in Trabecular Bone; 5. Further Problems; REFERENCES; CHAPTER 6. Autoradiographic Studies of Alpha- and Beta-Dosimetry in Bone; 1. Alpha-Particle Track Counting; 2. Autoradiographic Dosimetry in Animal Bone. 3. Comparative Dosimetry of Sr90 and Ra226 in Human BoneREFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 7. Relative Biological Effectiveness; 1. Dose-Response Relationships; 2. Radiation Quality; 3. Relative Biological Effectiveness and Linear Energy Transfer; 4. Quality Factors in Radiological Protection Work; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 8. Radioactivity of the Human Body; 1. Measurement of the Radioactivity of Tissues and Biological Materials; 2. Measurement of Body Radioactivity; 3. Natural Radioisotopes in the Body; 4. Man-Made Radioisotopes in the Body. 5. Dose Rates to Body Tissues from All SourcesREFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 9. Determination of Maximum Permissible Levels of Radioisotopes in the Body; 1. Principles on Which Calculations of Permissible Internal Exposure Are Based; 2. Calculation of Maximum Permissible Body Burdens; 3. Calculation of Maximum Permissible Concentrations in Air and Water; 4. Dose to Critical Tissues in Bone; REFERENCES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; AUTHOR INDEX; SUBJECT INDEX.

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