2nd Edition

Handbook of Radiobiology




ISBN 9780849325014
Published June 16, 1995 by CRC Press
352 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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
Index

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"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