Essentials of Radiation Biology and Protection

ISBN-10: 0766813304
ISBN-13: 9780766813304
Edition: 2002
Authors: Steven Forshier
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List price: $150.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/30/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Radiology students, graduate radiographers, radiology residents and practicing radiologists alike will benefit from the wealth of information to be found in Radiation Biology and Protection. This text is ideal for one semester courses designed to examine the theory of radiation biology and protection along with the application of safety measures in the clinical setting. Current regulations and recommendations covered in the text are in compliance with the educational requirements established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

Preface
Theory and Concepts
History of Radiobiology
Radiobiology History
Law of Bergonie and Tribondeau
Ancel and Vitemberger
Fractionation Theory
Mutagenesis
Effects of Oxygen
Reproductive Failure
Roentgen
Rad
Rem
SI Units
Regulation
Cellular Anatomy and Physiology
Cell Biology
Chemical Configuration of Cells
Cell Structure
Cell Growth and Division
Mitosis
Meiosis
Cellular Effects of Radiation
Radiosensitivity of Cells
Physical and Biologic Factors
Direct and Indirect Effects of Radiation
Interactions with Radiation
Radiolysis of Water
Irradiation of Macromolecules
Single-hit Chromosome Aberrations
Multi-hit Chromosome Aberrations
Reciprocal Translocations
Dose-Response Relationships
Linear Dose-Response Relationships
Linear Quadratic Dose-Response Curves
Target Theory
Cell Survival Curves
Section Review
Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure
Effects of Initial Exposure to Radiation
Acute Radiation Syndromes
Response Stages
Bone Marrow Syndrome
Gastrointestinal Syndrome
Central Nervous System Syndrome
Local Tissue Damage
Skin
Eyes
Gonads
Hematologic Effects
Hemopoietic System
Cytogenic Effects
Effects of Long-term Exposure to Radiation
Epidemiology
Dose-Response Curves
Relative Versus Absolute Risk
Radiation-Induced Malignancies
Leukemia
Skin Carcinoma
Thyroid Cancer
Breast Cancer
Osteosarcoma
Lung Cancer
Life-Span Shortening
Genetic Damage
Irradiation of the Fetus
Pre-implantation Stage
Fetal Growth Stage
Stochastic and Nonstochastic Effects
Section Review
Radiation Protection
Protection of Personnel
Rationale for Radiation Protection
Monitoring of Personnel
Film Badges
Thermoluminescent Dosimeters
Pocket Dosimeters
Dosimetry Report
Dose-limiting Recommendations
Principles of Personnel Radiation Exposure
Time
Distance
Shielding
Structural Shielding Construction
Use of Protective Garments
Mobile Exam Considerations
Flouroscopic Exam Considerations
Inverse Square Law
Patient Immobilization Considerations
Protection of Patients
Immobilization
Beam Restriction
Kilovoltage
Irradiated Material
Beam Limiting Devices
Aperture Diaphragms
Cones
Collimators
X-Ray Beam Filtration
Gonadal Shielding
Flat Contact Shields
Shadow Shields
Shaped Contact Shields
Exposure and Technique Factors
Kilovoltage Range
Milliamperage and Time
Film-Screen Considerations
Radiographic Film
Intensifying Screens
Patient Positioning
Grids
The Pregnant Patient
Repeat Radiographs
Fluoroscopic Procedures
Image Intensification Fluoroscopy
Section Review
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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