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Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, Second Edition
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This edition includes all of the basic scientific and safety information of the original while including a new section on imaging instrumentation and discussing new modalities. It reflects recent revisions in the Code of Federal Regulations and new therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals that use molecular targeting as a method of localization that may become routine.


Principles of Radiation Physics Rationale Brief History of Radiation Science Matter and Energy Atomic Structure and Radioactivity Particle Interactions Gamma Ray Interactions Gamma Ray Interactions with Lead and Water Units of Radiation Exposure and Dose Rationale Basic Concepts Other Concepts Specific Gamma Constant About S.I. Units Guidelines for Radiation Protection Rationale National and International Agencies Radiation Safety and the Law Types of Radiation Effects Recommended Dose Limits Radiation Safety Practice Radiation Detection and Measurement Rationale Fundamentals Gas Detectors Scintillation Detectors Imaging Instrumentation Statistics of Counting Making Decisions Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) Quality Assurance of Radiation Counters Radiation Safety in the Nuclear Medicine Department Rationale Design of the NM Department Description of Some Areas Molecular Medicine The Radiation Safety Program (RSP) Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Radioactive Materials License Quality Management Program (QMP) The ALARA Program The Practice of Radiation Safety Safe Handling of Radioactivity Rationale Minimizing External Exposures Preventing Internal Contamination Laboratory Rules Radiation Hazards Radionuclide Therapy Other Radionuclide Therapies Radiation Surveys and Waste Disposal Rationale Radiation Surveys Survey Instruments Monitoring Accidental Contamination Radioactive Wastes Disposal of Radioactive Wastes Occupational Exposures The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monitoring of Personnel Exposures Rationale Monitoring of Occupational Exposures Reminder of Dose Limits Monitoring Methods Records of Personnel Dosimetry Reports Reportable Events Internal Dosimetry and Bioassays Rationale Historical Review Internal Doses from Radiopharmaceuticals Bioassay of Radioactivity Biological Half-Times Introduction to Radiobiology Rationale Review of Basic Concepts The Study of Radiobiology Types of Exposure Theories of Radiation Injury DNA: The Most Sensitive Target Quantitative Radiobiology Survival Curves Tissue Sensitivities Types of Damage Radiation Injury Modifiers Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) Late Effects of Radiation Genetic Effects Effects of Prenatal Irradiation Appendix A - Properties of Medical Radionuclides Negatron Emitters Gamma (X-Rays) Emitters Positron Emitters (Annihilation Radiation) Appendix B - Symbols and Abbreviations Appendix C - Interconversion of Units Appendix D - Answers to Problems Index


ISBN-13: 9780849381799
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (CRC Press Inc)
Publication date: October, 2006
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 156.00 x 235.00 x 19.00