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Radiation Biology for Medical Physicists

1st Edition

By C. S. Sureka, Christina Armpilia

CRC Press

212 pages | 56 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book is designed to convey as much information as possible in a concise and simple way to make it suitable for students, researchers and clinical medical physicists. Better meanings, codes and examples are included. Most of the basics are also covered for easy reference along with a glossary of objective-type questions. Upon completion of this textbook, the readers will gather knowledge about the physics, chemistry and biology of the human body towards cancer treatment using radiation.

Table of Contents

Cell Biology.

Brief Review on Cancer.

Interaction of Radiation with Cell.

Radiation Response Modifiers.

Biological Effects of Radiation- Deterministic Effects.

Biological Effects of Radiation - Stochastic Effects - Carcinogenesis.

Biological Effects of Radiation - Stochastic Effects - Genetic Effects.

Radiobiological Models.

Biological Basis of Radiotherapy.

Biological Dosimetry.

About the Authors

Dr C S Sureka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Physics in School of Physical Sciences at Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, India since 2009. She has been closely involved with the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy since 2012 for her research.

Subject Categories

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