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An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine

1st Edition

Edited by Jamie V. Trapp, Tomas Kron

CRC Press

296 pages | 81 Color Illus. | 81 B/W Illus.

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Combining facets of health physics with medicine, An Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Encouraging newcomers to the field to properly and efficiently function in a versatile and evolving work setting, it familiarizes them with the particular problems faced during the application of ionizing radiation in medicine.

The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines. They explore a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in various branches of medicine, including radiology, nuclear medicine, external beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy.

With contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine.

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"The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine . . . With contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine."

–In Anticancer Research, Nov/Dec 2008, Vol. 28, No. 6B

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Tomas Kron

Fundamentals of Radiation Physics

Jamie V. Trapp and Peter Johnston

Radiation and Risk: Radiobiological Background

Tomas Kron

Radiation Detection and Simulation Methods

Jamie V. Trapp and Peter Johnston

Managing Radiation in the Workplace

Peter Johnston, Jamie V. Trapp, and Tomas Kron

Radiation Protection in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology

John Heggie

Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

Raymond Budd

Radiation Protection in External Beam Radiotherapy

Jim Cramb

Radiation Protection in Brachytherapy

Ram Das

Outlook and Conclusion

Tomas Kron

Glossary

Index

About the Series

Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED062000
MEDICAL / Oncology
MED080000
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics