2nd Edition

Handbook of Radiobiology

By Kedar N. Prasad Copyright 1995

    This handbook presents the most current information on the effects of ionizing radiation on mammalian cells, with emphasis on human tissues. The dose-effect relationship is emphasized in a quantitative manner. The book contains up-to-date data on the late effects of low levels of radiation on humans. It also provides some of the late consequences of radiation therapy detected among cancer survivors.

    Development of Radiobiology: A Review
    Basic Cell Biology
    Physics of Radiation Biology
    Cellular Radiation Damage
    Modifications of Cellular Radiation Damage
    Repair of Radiation Damage
    Molecular Radiation Biology
    Radiation Syndromes and Their Modifications
    Radiation Damage of Skin and Mucous Membrane
    Radiation Damage of the Nervous System
    Radiation Damage of the Reproductive Organs
    Radiation Damage of Other Organ Systems
    Radiation Immunology
    Background, Medical, and Commercial Sources
    Radiation Injuries to Human Fetuses
    Radiation-Induced Genetic Damage
    Radiation Carcinogenesis: Tissue Culture Model
    Radiation Carcinogenesis: Animal Model
    Radiation Carcinogenesis: Human Model
    Radiation Carcinogenesis: Secondary Neoplasms After Tumor Therapy
    Other Late Effects: Aging, Cataract, and Aplastic Anemia
    Maximum Permissible Dose
    Radiation Response of Human Tumors
    Radioisotopes in Biology and Medicine


    Kedar N. Prasad

    "The book is of impressively wide scope, is easy both to read and refer to, and is particularly good in the physiology, toxicology, and risk aspects of radiation. It is ideal for reference and to read for broadening one's knowledge of topics often omitted (for reasons of time) from specialist courses such as for residents in radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, or diagnostic imaging...I admire it."
    --J. Fowler, Leuven