Radiation Sterilization for Health Care Products: X-Ray, Gamma, and Electron Beam, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Radiation Sterilization for Health Care Products

X-Ray, Gamma, and Electron Beam, 1st Edition

By Barry P. Fairand

CRC Press

160 pages | 38 B/W Illus.

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Description

Focusing on how the radiation process works and how it is applied in sterilizing medical devices and healthcare products, this book provides the latest developments in radiation technology in the form of e-beams, gamma rays, and x-rays. It covers the design and operation of irradiators as well as factors that affect cost and efficiency. It offers readers practical insights on this critical step in healthcare product manufacturing, its current uses, and its related cost concerns. Bringing all the information into one source, Radiation Sterilization for Health Care Products is a uniquely comprehensive resource.

Table of Contents

Historical Perspective

Basic Principles

Dosimetry

Effects of Radiation

Gamma Irradiators

Electron Beam Irradiators

X-Ray Irradiators

Sterilization Process Validation

Processing with Irradiators

Commercial Aspects

Conclusion

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED009000
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MED071000
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science