Radiobiology of Medical Imaging

Author: Heintz, Philip H.

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  • ISBN: 9780470551776
  • Author: Heintz, Philip H.
  • Publ Date: 2013-09-03
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 320
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: N09
  • ID - 194212

Table of Contents :


ACKNOWLEDGMENTS vii
INTRODUCTION ix
1 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
2 THE CELL 19
3 RADIATION CHARACTERISTICS AND UNITS 41
4 RADIATION INTERACTIONS WITH TISSUE 61
5 CELL SURVIVAL CURVES 81
6 DNA AND GENETICS 105
7 RADIATION DAMAGE AND REPAIR OF CELLS 125
8 NORMAL AND MALIGNANT CELLS 145
9 RADIATION EFFECTS ON TISSUES AND ORGANS 161
10 WHOLE BODY RADIATION EFFECTS 179
11 RADIATION TREATMENT OF CANCER 191
12 RADIATION BIOLOGY OF DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING 203
13 NUCLEAR MEDICINE RADIATION BIOLOGY 219
14 ENVIRONMENTAL RADIATION 241
15 REGULATIONS AND RISK 255
16 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF ULTRASOUND 269
17 BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING 281
ANSWERS TO ODD-NUMBERED QUESTIONS 297
INDEX 301

Description:

This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook style and offers application-based discussions in radiation oncology, fractionated radiotherapy, and protracted radiation among others. The text is also supplemented by a Web site.

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This is a very comprehensive text that goes far beyond the content most would expect given the rather specific title. (Scope, 1 March 2015)


 

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