Radiation Safety in Radiation Oncology: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Radiation Safety in Radiation Oncology

1st Edition

By K. N. Govinda Rajan

CRC Press

426 pages | 292 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781498762243
pub: 2017-08-01
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pub: 2017-07-28
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The proposed book aims to explain the basic principles, concepts and regulations behind radiation protection and their application in the field of radiation oncology practice. This book will be useful to all those students, teachers and practicing professionals involved in the field of radiation oncology.

Table of Contents

Basic Atomic & Nuclear Physics. Basic Radiation Physics. Radiation Quantities & Units. Biological effects of Radiation. Radiation Detectors for Radiation Protection (Area monitoring / Personal Monitoring). Calibration & Maintenance of radiation protection monitoring instruments. Ambient Monitoring. Individual Monitoring or Personal Monitoring. Philosophy of Radiation Protection. Practical principles of Radiation Protection. Regulatory framework & Basic Safety Standards. Radiation protection in External Beam Therapy. Radiation protection in Brachytherapy. Prevention of Accidents in Radiation Oncology.

About the Author

Dr Govinda Rajan K N is a Professor at the PSG Hospitals, Coimbatore. He is an IAEA Expert on Medical Dosimetry, Medical radiation safety and Dosimetry Calibrations. His areas of specialization are Medical Radiation Dosimetry, Medical Radiation Safety, Radiation Oncology Physics, Dosimetric Standards, Calibrations, Regulatory matters relating to Medical Radiation safety and Quality Assurance in Hospitals

Subject Categories

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