Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-23
  • Publisher: Mosby Inc
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Sherer's Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography provides vital information on radiation protection and biology in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner. Building from basic to more complex concepts, this book also presents radiation physics, cell structure, effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of patient and personnel radiation protection practices.

-Historical perspectives explain the effects of low-level ionizing radiation and demonstrate the link between radiation and cancer and other diseases.

-Chapter outlines and objectives, highlighted key terms bulleted summaries, and review questions help you follow and understand the material.

-Full-color text and art programs enhance visual appeal, reinforce important elements, and hold your interest.

-Review questions with answers help you assess your comprehension.

-Student Workbook helps you review important text information presented in the book.

-Companion online products provide you with an online supplement for the Sherer text.

-Updated NCRP and ICRP regulations provide the regulatory perspective you need for practice.

-New information on:


--Auger electrons

--Expanded discussions about CR and DR especially in respect to mAs.

--Expanded section on CT

-Evolve Student Resources including web-links.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Radiation Protection
Interaction of X-Radiation with Matter
Radiation Quantities and Units
Radiation Monitoring
Overview of Cell Biology
Molecular and Cellular Radiation Biology
Early Radiation Effects on Organ Systems
Late Radiation Effects on Organ Systems
Dose Limits for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Equipment Design for Radiation Protection
Management of Patient Radiation Dose during Diagnostic X-Ray Procedures
Management of Imaging Personnel Radiation Dose During Diagnostic X-Ray Procedures
Radioisotopes and Radiation Protection
Relationships between Systems of Units
Metric system equivalents for length
Electron volt common energy Designations
Common frequency spectrum designations
Periodic table of the elements
Chance of a 50-keV photon interacting with atoms of tissue as it travels through 5 cm of soft tissue
Relationship among photons, electromagnetic waves, wavelength and energy
Compton interaction
Electron shell structure of the atom
Revision of 10 CFR Part 35
Consumer-patient radiation health and safety act of 1981
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Excellent book May 1, 2011
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