Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation

Author: Fred A. Mettler, Jr.


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  • ISBN: 9780721602004
  • Author: Fred A. Mettler, Jr.
  • Publ Date: 2008-03-11
  • Edition: 3
  • Pages: 517
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 7106

Table of Contents :

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


The new edition of this popular monograph features renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on the effects of radiation exposure. They provide all the answers you need to effectively treat your patients who have been exposed to accidental, occupational, or medical radiation. Using the newest data on the molecular and genetic basis of radiation carcinogenesis, the authors offer in-depth coverage of the risks of cancer, genetic impairment, and other forms of damage caused by radiation exposure.


."This book is highly recommended to all health professionals as an up-to-date and comprehensive discussion of the effects of radiation on humans and is an excellent addition to any radiologist's library.? -American Journal of Roentgenology, review of the 2nd edition. "The authors have provided this justified update because of the improved understanding of radiation effects in the years since the previous edition was published. I know of no other book with such wide coverage and detailed discussions." -Doody Enterprises Inc., 2008


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