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Medical Radiation Dosimetry

Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction to Charged Particles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 3-64
    3. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 65-106
  3. Elastic Coulomb Scatter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 109-110
    3. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 209-272
  4. Collision Energy Loss

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 275-285
    3. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 287-369
    4. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 371-379
    5. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 405-419
    6. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 465-482
    7. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 483-492
  5. Stochastic Collision Energy Loss

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 493-493
    2. Brian J. McParland
      Pages 495-497

About this book


Medical Radiation Dosimetry: Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss provides a uniquely required advanced, comprehensive and definitive theoretical description of the physics of charged particle collision energy loss and the role that it plays in the clinical radiation dosimetry resulting from exposure to ionising radiation.

Medical Radiation Dosimetry: Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss is both an advanced mathematical and physics treatise and an essential reference volume for the medical physics graduate student and the medical radiation physicist working in the field of clinical and research radiation dosimetry. It will assist both audiences in both the understanding of the genesis of the numerical data provided in multiple technical reports and publications, and of the limitations of these data.


Medical Radiation Dosimetry

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.AmershamUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Brian J McParland, BASc MSc PhD CPhys CSci FCCPM FIPEM FInstP, is a Head of Medical Physics with an extensive research and clinical background in medical physics in senior hospital, university and commercial appointments.  He is a recognised authority in the field of medical radiation dosimetry, having practised the discipline in radiation oncology, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation protection.  Dr McParland is an elected Fellow of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, and the Institute of Physics, and is both a Certified Scientist and a Certified Physicist in the United Kingdom.   Dr McParland is the author of the awarded companion text book, Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry: Advanced Theoretical Principles and of over 90 peer-reviewed publications in the medical and physics literature.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Medical Radiation Dosimetry
  • Book Subtitle Theory of Charged Particle Collision Energy Loss
  • Authors Brian J McParland
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5402-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-7005-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5403-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 622
  • Number of Illustrations 121 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
    Imaging / Radiology
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine


From the book reviews:

“This is a detailed comprehensive discussion of quantum mechanics and particle physics related to radiation physics and therapy. … This book is of great value to radiation oncologists and physicists. I highly recommend it.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, October, 2014)