Although many radiation protection scientists and engineers use dose coefficients, few know the origin of those dose coefficients. This is the first book in over 40 years to address the topic of radiation protection dosimetry in intimate detail.
Advanced Radiation Protection Dosimetry covers all methods used in radiation protection dosimetry, including advanced external and internal radiation dosimetry concepts and regulatory applications. This book is an ideal reference for both scientists and practitioners in radiation protection and students in graduate health physics and medical physics courses.
- A much-needed book filling a gap in the market in a rapidly expanding area
- Contains the history, evolution, and the most up-to-date computational dosimetry models
- Authored and edited by internationally recognized authorities and subject area specialists
- Interrogates both the origins and methodologies of dose coefficient calculation
- Incorporates the latest international guidance for radiation dosimetry and protection
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Fundamental Concepts and Quantities. Chapter 3: Evolution of Radiation Protection Guidance in the United States. Chapter 4: Radiation Detection and Measurement. Chapter 5: Reference Individuals Defined for External and Internal Radiation Dosimetry. Chapter 6: Biokinetic Models. Chapter 7: Dosimetric Models. Chapter 8: Dose Coefficients. Chapter 9: Cancer Risk Coefficients. Chapter 10: Interpretation of Bioassay Results to Assess the Intake of Radionuclides.
Dr. Shaheen A. Dewji is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M University. Prior, Dr. Dewji was a staff scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge. Her research and expertise has focused on developing computational models for the development of internal and external radiation dose coefficients for federal and international stakeholders in health and medical physics, radiation protection, nuclear security, and emergency response.
Dr. Nolan E. Hertel is a Professor of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a Joint Faculty Appointment in the Center for Radiation Protection Knowledge at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He received the Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award from the Health Physics Society in 2016 and the Rockwell Lifetime Achievement Award from the Radiation Protection and Shielding Division of the American Nuclear Society in 2018. Dr. Hertel is a recognized expert in radiation protection, shielding, detection, transport, and dosimetry and has been actively engaged in nuclear engineering education and research as a university professor and private consultant for 39 years.