Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology, 2nd Edition

Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology

2nd Edition

By Steven B. Dowd, EdD, RT(R), (QM), (CT), (MR), (M), Program Director and Associate Professor, Radiologic Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL; and Elwin R. Tilson, EdD, RT(R)(QM)(M), Professor and Clinical Coordinator, Radiologic Sciences, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA


The Basis for Radiation Protection. The Production of X-Radiation. Ionizing Radiation. Interactions of Radiation with Matter. Cellular Biology and History of Radiobiology. Principles of Radiobiology. Early Effects of Radiation. Late Effects of Radiation. Radiation Safety/Protection and Health Physics. Protecting the Radiographer and Other Workers. Protecting the Patient in Radiography. Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine. Applying Radiobiology and Protection to Radiation Therapy. Patient Education. Appendix A: Commonly Used Formulas. Appendix B: A Guide to Radiation Protection Resources on the Internet. Appendix C: The Greek Alphabet. Index.