Physics for Radiation Protection

  • Filename: physics-for-radiation-protection.
  • ISBN: 9783527667086
  • Release Date: 2013-04-09
  • Number of pages: 670
  • Author: James E. Martin
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



A practical guide to the basic physics that radiation protection professionals need A much-needed working resource for health physicists and other radiation protection professionals, this volume presents clear, thorough, up-to-date explanations of the basic physics necessary to address real-world problems in radiation protection. Designed for readers with limited as well as basic science backgrounds, Physics for Radiation Protection emphasizes applied concepts and carefully illustrates all topics through examples as well as practice problems. Physics for Radiation Protection draws substantially on current resource data available for health physics use, providing decay schemes and emission energies for approximately 100 of the most common radionuclides encountered by practitioners. Excerpts of the Chart of the Nuclides, activation cross sections, fission yields, fission-product chains, photon attenuation coefficients, and nuclear masses are also provided. Coverage includes: The atom as an energy system An overview of the major discoveries in radiation physics Extensive discussion of radioactivity, including sources and materials Nuclear interactions and processes of radiation dose Calculational methods for radiation exposure, dose, and shielding Nuclear fission and production of activation and fission products Specialty topics ranging from nuclear criticality and applied statistics to X rays Extensive and current resource data cross-referenced to standard compendiums Extensive appendices and more than 400 figures This complete discussion of the basic concepts allows readers to advance their professional skills.

Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

  • Filename: radiation-protection-and-dosimetry.
  • ISBN: 9780387499833
  • Release Date: 2007-09-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Michael G. Stabin
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all relevant topics in the field of radiation protection (health physics). The text is organized to introduce the reader to basic principles of radiation emission and propagation, to review current knowledge and historical aspects of the biological effects of radiation, and to cover important operational topics such as radiation shielding and dosimetry. The author’s website contains materials for instructors including PowerPoint slides for lectures and worked-out solutions to end-of-chapter exercises. The book serves as an essential handbook for practicing health physics professionals.

Atoms Radiation and Radiation Protection

  • Filename: atoms-radiation-and-radiation-protection.
  • ISBN: 3527616985
  • Release Date: 2008-01-08
  • Number of pages: 606
  • Author: James E. Turner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection offers professionals and advanced students a comprehensive coverage of the major concepts that underlie the origins and transport of ionizing radiation in matter. Understanding atomic structure and the physical mechanisms of radiation interactions is the foundation on which much of the current practice of radiological health protection is based. The work covers the detection and measurement of radiation and the statistical interpretation of the data. The procedures that are used to protect man and the environment from the potential harmful effects of radiation are thoroughly described. Basic principles are illustrated with an abundance of worked examples that exemplify practical applications. Chapters include problem sets (with partial answers) and extensive tables and graphs for continued use as a reference work. This completely revised and enlarged third edition includes thorough updates of the material, including the latest recommendations of the ICRP and NCRP.

Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare

  • Filename: practical-radiation-protection-in-healthcare.
  • ISBN: 9780199655212
  • Release Date: 2015-01-05
  • Number of pages: 552
  • Author: Colin J. Martin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA



The application of radiation to medical problems plays an ever-increasing role in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is essential that medical physicists have the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to implement radiation protection as new techniques are developed. Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare provides a practical guide for medical physicists and others involved with radiation protection in the healthcare environment. The guidance is based on principles set out in current recommendations of the International Commission for Radiological Protection and methods developed by a variety of professional bodies. Written by practitioners experienced in the field this practical reference manual covers both established techniques and new areas of application. This new edition has be fully revised and updated to cover new requirements linked to the increased knowledge of radiation effects, and the development of new technology. Each specialist area is covered in a separate chapter to allow easy reference with individual chapters being assigned to different types of non-ionising radiations. Tabulated data is included to allow the reader to carry out calculations for situations encountered frequently without reference to further texts.

Introduction to Radiation Protection

  • Filename: introduction-to-radiation-protection.
  • ISBN: 3642025862
  • Release Date: 2010-04-20
  • Number of pages: 417
  • Author: Claus Grupen
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This account of sources of ionizing radiation and methods of radiation protection describes units of radiation protection, measurement techniques, biological effects, environmental radiation and many applications. Each chapter contains problems with solutions.

An Introduction to Radiation Protection 6E

  • Filename: an-introduction-to-radiation-protection-6e.
  • ISBN: 9781444146073
  • Release Date: 2012-03-30
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Alan Martin
  • Publisher: CRC Press



An Introduction to Radiation Protection is a highly readable account of the nature of the hazards presented by ionizing radiation and the methods of protection for those new to the field and for the non-specialist. The sixth edition of this established text takes readers through the general background of the subject, the technical principles underlying the control of radiation hazards, radiation detection and measurement, and the biological effects of radiation. These principles are followed by a consideration of radiation protection issues in the nuclear industry, the non-nuclear sector, and the medical field. Further specialised topics include risk assessment, waste management and decommissioning, radiological incidents and emergencies, relevant legislation, and organizational issues. Supplemented by clear diagrams and photographs, summary sections, and revision questions, the book is suitable for the beginner as well as the more advanced radiation practitioner. It remains an ideal primer for those working in the nuclear industry, nuclear medicine technicians, radiographers and medical physics technicians, health and safety executives and occupational health professionals. It is also an invaluable companion for anyone training or undertaking a course in radiation protection.

Radiation Protection in Medical Physics

  • Filename: radiation-protection-in-medical-physics.
  • ISBN: 9789400702479
  • Release Date: 2011-04-14
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Yves Lemoigne
  • Publisher: Springer



This book introduces the fundamental aspects of Radiation Protection in Medical Physics and covers three main themes: General Radiation Protection Principles; Radiobiology Principles; Radiation Protection in Hospital Medical Physics. Each of these topics is developed by analysing the underlying physics principles and their implementation, quality and safety aspects, clinical performance and recent advances in the field. Some issues specific to the individual techniques are also treated, e.g. calculation of patient dose as well as that of workers in hospital, optimisation of equipment used, shielding design of radiation facilities, radiation in oncology such as use of brachytherapy in gynecology or interventional procedures. All topics are presented with didactical language and style, making this book an appropriate reference for students and professionals seeking a comprehensive introduction to the field as well as a reliable overview of the most recent developments.

Workbook for Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

  • Filename: workbook-for-radiation-protection-in-medical-radiography.
  • ISBN: 9780323292764
  • Release Date: 2013-12-27
  • Number of pages: 232
  • Author: Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences



With this workbook, you’ll enhance your understanding of the material in Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 6th Edition. Author Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer uses the same clear, accessible approach as in the textbook, taking difficult topics and making them easier for you to learn and apply. Matching the chapters in the text, this workbook ensures that you understand radiation physics and radiation protection and are ready to apply your knowledge in the practice setting. Each chapter covers all material included in the text, providing a comprehensive review. Each chapter highlights important information with an introductory paragraph and a bulleted summary. A variety of question formats including matching, short discussion items, true-false, multiple-choice, and fill-in-the blank questions. Calculation exercises offer practice in using formulas and equations presented in the text. All answers available in the back of the book so you can easily check your work.

Basic Health Physics

  • Filename: basic-health-physics.
  • ISBN: 0471297119
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 559
  • Author: Joseph John Bevelacqua
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience



Radiation litigation, the cleanup and decommissioning of nuclear facilities, radon exposure, nuclear medicine, food irradiation, stricter regulatory climate--these are some of the reasons health physics and radiation protection professionals are increasingly called upon to upgrade their skills. Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other certification examinations, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions introduces professionals in the field to radiation protection principles and their practical application in routine and emergency situations. It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with an in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and internal dosimetry, counting statistics, monitoring and interpretations, operational health physics, transportation and waste, nuclear emergencies, and more. Reflecting for the first time the true scope of health physics at an introductory level, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions gives readers the tools to properly evaluate challenging situations in all areas of radiation protection, including the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, research reactor, environmental, non-ionizing radiation, and accelerator health physics.

QBase Radiology Volume 3 MCQs in Physics and Ionizing Radiation for the FRCR

  • Filename: qbase-radiology-volume-3-mcqs-in-physics-and-ionizing-radiation-for-the-frcr.
  • ISBN: 0521673836
  • Release Date: 2006-06-15
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: Rakesh Misra
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press



This book contains practice multiple choice exam papers, structured in a similar format to the new Part 1 (FRCR) examination, to help candidates test their knowledge and practise for the examination. It is up-to-date with the most current radiation protection regulations - IR(ME)R 2000.

Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors

  • Filename: radiation-protection-at-light-water-reactors.
  • ISBN: 9783642283888
  • Release Date: 2012-03-28
  • Number of pages: 366
  • Author: Robert Prince
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



This book is aimed at Health Physicists wishing to gain a better understanding of the principles and practices associated with a light water reactor (LWR) radiation protection program. The role of key program elements is presented in sufficient detail to assist practicing radiation protection professionals in improving and strengthening their current program. Details related to daily operation and discipline areas vital to maintaining an effective LWR radiation protection program are presented. Programmatic areas and functions important in preventing, responding to, and minimizing radiological incidents and the importance of performing effective incident evaluations and investigations are described. Elements that are integral in ensuring continuous program improvements are emphasized throughout the text.

The Physics of Radiation Therapy

  • Filename: the-physics-of-radiation-therapy.
  • ISBN: 9781451149135
  • Release Date: 2012-03-28
  • Number of pages: 592
  • Author: Faiz M. Khan
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins



Dr. Khan's classic textbook on radiation oncology physics is now in its thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition. It provides the entire radiation therapy team—radiation oncologists, medical physicists, dosimetrists, and radiation therapists—with a thorough understanding of the physics and practical clinical applications of advanced radiation therapy technologies, including 3D-CRT, stereotactic radiotherapy, HDR, IMRT, IGRT, and proton beam therapy. These technologies are discussed along with the physical concepts underlying treatment planning, treatment delivery, and dosimetry. This Fourth Edition includes brand-new chapters on image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and proton beam therapy. Other chapters have been revised to incorporate the most recent developments in the field. This edition also features more than 100 full-color illustrations throughout. A companion Website will offer the fully searchable text and an image bank.

Introduction to Health Physics

  • Filename: introduction-to-health-physics.
  • ISBN: 0071054618
  • Release Date: 1996-01-01
  • Number of pages: 733
  • Author: Herman Cember
  • Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional



This edition continues to provide students with a basic understanding of the biophysical bases of radiation, radiation safety standards, and the key factors in radiation protection. Now includes new coverage of non-ionizing radiation-laser and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation and dose limit recommendations. Emphasizes a problem-solving approach that will serve students into their clinical careers.

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