Radiation Biophysics

ISBN-10: 0120530856
ISBN-13: 9780120530854
Edition: 2nd 1997 (Revised)
Authors: Edward L. Alpen
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Description: This volume begins by covering the fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living systems.

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Book details

List price: $165.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 10/10/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 484
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782

This volume begins by covering the fundamental concepts of the physics of radiation and radioactivity, then progresses through the chemistry and biology of the interaction of radiation with living systems.

Introduction: A Historical Perspective
Quantities and Units and Definitions
Electromagnetic Radiation
Radioactivity
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Energy Transfer Processes
Radiation Chemistry
Theories and Models, Cell Survival
Survival Curve and Its Significance
Modification of Radiation Response
Radiation Biology of Normal and Neoplastic Tissue Systems
Late Effects of Radiation on Normal Tissues--Non Stochastic Effects
Stochastic Effects--Radiation Carcinogenesis
Stochastic Effects, Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation
High LET Radiation Effects
Metabolism and Biological Effects of Deposited Radionuclides
Radiation Exposure from Natural Background and other Sources
Appendix
Author Index
Subject Index

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