Radiation Protection in Medical Physics

  • Yves Lemoigne
  • Alessandra Caner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. General Radiation Protection Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Madan Rehani
      Pages 3-7
  3. Radiobiology Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Peter Peschke, Günther H. Hartmann
      Pages 17-23
    3. Pawel Kukolowicz
      Pages 25-34
  4. Radiation Protection Application in Hospital Medical Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Jim Malone, Geraldine O’Reilly
      Pages 37-40
    3. Jim Malone, Una O’Connor, Noirin Sheahan
      Pages 45-48
    4. Cornelius Lewis
      Pages 65-74
    5. Stelios Christofides
      Pages 75-84
    6. Jim Malone, Geraldine O’Reilly
      Pages 89-92
    7. Pawel Kukolowicz
      Pages 93-103
    8. Riccardo Calandrino
      Pages 113-122

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book introduces the fundamental aspects of Radiation Protection in Medical Physics and covers three main themes: General Radiation Protection Principles; Radiobiology Principles; Radiation Protection in Hospital Medical Physics. Each of these topics is developed by analysing the underlying physics principles and their implementation, quality and safety aspects, clinical performance and recent advances in the field. Some issues specific to the individual techniques are also treated, e.g. calculation of patient dose as well as that of workers in hospital, optimisation of equipment used, shielding design of radiation facilities, radiation in oncology such as use of brachytherapy in gynecology or interventional procedures. All topics are presented with didactical language and style, making this book an appropriate reference for students and professionals seeking a comprehensive introduction to the field as well as a reliable overview of the most recent developments.

Keywords

Cellular Radiation Biology Hospital workers and public biology Radioprotection in diagnostic and therapeutic Radioprotection standards Security against radioactive accidents at hospitals

Editors and affiliations

  • Yves Lemoigne
    • 1
  • Alessandra Caner
    • 2
  1. 1., Bât. Salève, Site d’ArchampsEuropean Scientific InstituteArchampsFrance
  2. 2., Bât. Salève, Site d’ArchampsEuropean Scientific InstituteArchampsFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-0247-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-0246-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-0247-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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