Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byHerman W. Knoche

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This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to useradioisotopes through short training courses or as part of laboratory courses in biology and biochemistry. This text was written for use in courses on the theoretical aspects of radioisotopic methods or for self-study and reference; it assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and developsmathematical discussions slowly and clearly. The focus of the book is on the topics listed on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application: principles and practices of radiation protection; radioactivity measurement, standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments;mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and biological effects of radiation.

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This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to useradioisotopes through short training courses o...

Herman W. Knoche is at University of Nebraska.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.49 × 6.38 × 1.18 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195058062

ISBN - 13:9780195058062

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Table of Contents

1. An Overview of Regulations and Responsibilities for Users of Radioactive MaterialsPART I. Review of Nuclear Physics2. Atomic and Nuclear Structure3. Nuclear Decay Processes4. Radioactive Decay and Labeled Compounds5. Interactions of Radiation with MatterPART II. Detection and Measurement of Radioactivity6. Detection of Radioactivity by Gas Ionization Methods7. Detection of Radioactivity by Solid Scintilation Methods8. Liquid Scintillation: Theory of Detection and Instrument Design9. Liquid Scintillation: Practical Aspects10. Liquid Scintillation: Sample Preparation and Counting Atypical Emissions11. Detection of Radioactivity by Semiconductors12. Autoradiographic Methods13. Statistical Methods for Counting DataPART III: Biological Effects of Radiation and Radiation Safety14. Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation15. Radiation Protection Standards and Dose Calculations16. Practical Aspects of Radiation ProtectionPART IV: Radiotracer Methodology17. Use of Labeled Compounds in Tracer Experiments18. Radioimmunoassay and Isotope Dilution

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"Superb up-to-date text!"--Beth Hoskins, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center