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Handbook of Radiobiology

2nd Edition

By Kedar N. Prasad

CRC Press

352 pages

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Hardback: 9780849325014
pub: 1995-06-16
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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.


"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

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine