1st Edition

Radiation Safety in Radiation Oncology




ISBN 9781498762243
Published August 1, 2017 by CRC Press
426 Pages 292 B/W Illustrations

USD $145.00

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Book Description

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.

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Biography

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

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