First Published in 1991, this book offers a full, comprehensive guide into the aspects of radiation and how it affects our bodies. Carefully compiled and filled with a vast repertoire of notes, diagrams, and references this book serves as a useful reference for Students of Radiology, and other practitioners in their respective fields.
Table of Contents
SECTION I: BASIC RADIATION BIOLOGY 1. Basic Physics. 2. Cell Survival. 3. Repair of Sublethal Damage and the Dose-Rate Effect. 4. Effects of Radiation on Chromosomes. 5. Radiation Carcinogenesis. 6. Radiation Biology of Tumor Subpopulations. 7. The Effect of Radiations on Developmental Processes. 8. The Effects of Radiation on the Cellular Components of the Immune System. 9. Acute Radiation Syndromes. SECTION II: MEDICAL APPLICATIONS. 10. Applications of Radiation Biology in Nuclear Medicine. 11. Implications of Radiobiology for Clinical Radiation Therapy. 12. The Applications of Particle Beams to Radiation Therapy. Index.
Donald J. Pizzarello