Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare

Hardcover | January 5, 2015

EditorColin J. Martin, David G. Sutton

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The application of radiation to medical problems plays an ever-increasing role in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is essential that medical physicists have the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to implement radiation protection as new techniques are developed. PracticalRadiation Protection in Healthcare provides a practical guide for medical physicists and others involved with radiation protection in the healthcare environment. The guidance is based on principles set out in current recommendations of the International Commission for Radiological Protection andmethods developed by a variety of professional bodies. Written by practitioners experienced in the field this practical reference manual covers both established techniques and new areas of application. This new edition has be fully revised and updated to cover new requirements linked to the increased knowledge of radiation effects, and the developmentof new technology. Each specialist area is covered in a separate chapter to allow easy reference with individual chapters being assigned to different types of non-ionising radiations. Tabulated data is included to allow the reader to carry out calculations for situations encountered frequentlywithout reference to further texts.

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The application of radiation to medical problems plays an ever-increasing role in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is essential that medical physicists have the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to implement radiation protection as new techniques are developed. PracticalRadiation Protection in Healthcare provides a pr...

Colin Martin has worked as a hospital-based Medical Physicist in Radiation Protection and Diagnostic Radiology in Scotland for 30 years. He is now an honorary senior lecturer with the University of Glasgow, UK. His research has involved radiation protection in medicine, optimisation of radiation protection in diagnostic radiology and n...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:552 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:January 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199655219

ISBN - 13:9780199655212

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Table of Contents

Part I. Ionising Radiations: Hazards, Detection and Measurement1. C J Martin: The Development of Radiation Protection2. C J Martin and D Sutton: Interaction of Ionising Radiations with Matter3. C J Martin and A Wojcik: Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation4. S Green and R G Zamenhof: Radiation MeasurementsPart II. Protection Against Ionising Radiations5. C J Martin, P Allisy-Roberts and J Le Heron: Ionising Radiation Legislation6. K E Goldstone Operational Radiation Protection: Principles and Control Methods7. D G Sutton: Operational Radiation Protection8. D H Temperton: Personal Monitoring9. Jill Reay and David Sutton: Control of Radioactive Substances10. C J Martin and J Robertson: Intervention, Incidents and EmergenciesPart III. Ionising Radiation in Medicine and Research11. C J Martin and D G Sutton: Risk Control in Medicine12. J R Williams: Diagnostic Radiology: Equipment13. D G Sutton and C J Martin: Diagnostic Radiology: Facility14. C J Martin and D G Sutton: Diagnostic Radiology: Patient Dosimetry15. C L Chapple and I McLean: CT Dosimetry16. C J Martin and D G Sutton: Interventional Radiology17. S Batchelor and B Walmsley: Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide Laboratories18. C Greaves and M J Dunn: The Nuclear Medicine Patient19. D Peet, P Horton, D G Sutton and C J Martin: Radiotherapy: External Beam Therapy20. D Peet, P Horton, D G Sutton and C J Martin: Radiotherapy: BrachytherapyPart IV. Non-Ionising Radiation21. H Moseley: Lasers22. D K Taylor: Non-Coherent Optical Radiation Sources23. J W Hand: Electromagnetic Fields24. B Condon and J MacFarlane: Magnetic Resonance25. S D Pye and B Zequri: Ultrasound

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"The text is easily readable and more than adequately delivers the objectives of the editors... The contributors and editors should be commended on the production of such an excellent text." --Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 106, No 2 2003