Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation, 3rd Edition

Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation

3rd Edition

By Fred A. Mettler, Jr., MD, MPH, Chief, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, NM Veterans Health Care System, Albuquerque, NM; and Arthur C. Upton, MD


1. Basic Radiation Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

2. Sources of Radiation Exposure

3. Effects on Genetic Material

4. Cancer Induction and Dose-Response Models

5. Carcinogenesis of Specific Organ Sites

6. Deterministic Effects of Radiation

7. Effects of Radiation in Combination with Other Agents

8. Radiation Exposure In Utero

9. Uranium, Plutonium, and Radium

10. Attribution of Radiation Effects and Probability of Causation in an Individual

11. Perception and Acceptance of Risk

12. Hormesis

Appendix I Glossary

Appendix II Radiation Source Term Tables

Appendix III Conversion Tables

Appendix IV Dose from Radionuclides

Appendix V Gamma Ray Constants

Appendix VI SOMA Toxicity Tables

Index