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Radiation science for physicians and public health workers

Author: M Zaider; Harald H Rossi
Publisher: New York : Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume is addressed to physicians and public health workers who use radiation in their practice and who need to have the ability to evaluate the increasingly specialized findings on radiation.  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Zaider; Harald H Rossi
ISBN: 0306464039 9780306464034
OCLC Number: 44110319
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 220 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Marco Zaider and Harald H. Rossi.
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