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Author NATO Advanced Study Institute on Radiation Protection in Medical Physics Activities (2009 : Archamps, France)

Title Radiation protection in medical physics / edited by Yves Lemoigne, Alessandra Caner
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2011]
©2011
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 192 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Series NATO science for peace and security series. B, Physics and biophysics
NATO Science for Peace and Security series. B, Physics and biophysics.
Contents General Radiation Protection principles -- International Safety Standards / Madan Rehani -- Radiation Units, Limits and Dose Constraints / Madan Rehani -- Radiobiology Principles -- Molecular Aspects of Radiation Biology / Peter Peschke and Günther H. Hartmann -- Radiobiology in Radiotherapy / Pawel Kukolowicz -- Radiation Protection Application in Hospital Medical Physics -- General Principles of Risk Assessment for Ionising Radiation / Jim Malone and Geraldine O'Reilly -- Radiation Protection of the Workers and the Public from Exposed Patients / Jim Malone -- Installation Shielding in Diagnostic Radiology and Computed Tomography / Jim Malone, Una O'Connor and Noirin Sheahan -- Acceptability Criteria, Justification and Ethical Issues in Using Ionising Radiation / Jim Malone, O. Holmberg and R. Czarwinski -- Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation: In Search of an Ideal Detector / Pawel Kukolowicz -- Dose Assessment (for Patients) / Cornelius Lewis -- Patient Dose Assessment in Nuclear Medicine / Stelios Christofides -- Radiation Protection Optimisation in Nuclear Medicine: Therapeutic Procedures / Jim Malone and Geraldine O'Reilly -- Radiation Protection of Pregnant Women / Jim Malone and Geraldine O'Reilly -- Optimization of Dose Distribution / Pawel Kukolowicz -- Optimisation of Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology / Cornelius Lewis -- Installation Shielding in Cyclotron Facilities / Riccardo Calandrino -- Shielding and Facility Design in Nuclear Medicine / Renato Padovani -- Installation Shielding in Radiotherapy / Riccardo Calandrino -- Air Contamination Control in Radiochemistry Labs / Riccardo Calandrino -- Optimisation of Patient and Staff Exposure in Interventional Radiology / Renato Padovani -- Optimization of Radio Protection in Gynecology Brachytherapy / Nina Samet -- Radiation Protection Optimisation in Interventional Procedures / Nina Samet and Maria Anna Staniszewska -- Radiation Protection Optimisation in Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine / Stelios Christofides
Preface. List of Participants. Photographs. General Radiation Protection Principles. Internal Safety Standards -- Radiation Units, Limits & Dose Constraints -- Radiobiology Principles. Molecular Aspects of Radiation Biology -- Radiobiology in Radiotherapy -- Radiation Protection Application in Hospital Medical Physics. General Principles of Risk Assessment for Ionising Radiation -- Radiation Protection of the Workers and the Public from Exposed Patients -- Installation Shielding in Diagnostic Radiology and Computed Tomography -- Acceptability Criteria, Justification and Ethical Issues in Using Ionising Radiation -- Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation - In Search of an Ideal Detector -- Dose Assessment (for Patients) -- Patient Dose Assessment in Nuclear Medicine -- Radiation Protection of Pregnant Women -- Optimization of Dose Distribution -- Optimisation of Radiation Protection in Diagnostic Radiology; C. Lewis -- Installation Shielding in Cyclotron Facilities -- Shielding and Facility Design in Nuclear Medicine -- Installation Shielding in Radiotherapy -- Air Contamination Control in Radiochemistry Labs -- Optimisation of Patient and Staff Exposure in Interventional Radiology -- Optimization of Radioprotection in Gynecology Brachytherapy -- Radiation Protection Optimisation in Interventional Procedures -- Radiation Protection Optimisation in Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine -- Appendix 1: Colour Section
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Medical radiology -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Medical physics -- Congresses.
Radiation Protection.
Health Physics.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Lemoigne, Yves, 1941-
Caner, Alessandra.
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