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Radiation Safety and Dose Limitations

  • Klaus Bethge
  • Gerhard Kraft
  • Peter Kreisler
  • Gertrud Walter
Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

As we have seen, radiation — photons, charged particles such as electrons, protons, α-particles, and heavy ions and also neutrons — interact with matter as described in Chap. 2. The basic mechanism is therefore the ionization of atoms.

Keywords

Radioactive Isotope Linear Energy Transfer Radiation Safety Relative Biological Effectiveness Natural Background Radiation 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Klaus Bethge
    • 1
  • Gerhard Kraft
    • 2
  • Peter Kreisler
    • 3
  • Gertrud Walter
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.Gesellschaft für SchwerionenforschungDarmstadtGermany
  3. 3.Siemens Medical Solution, MR Application Development, Scientific Application SupportMREA SASErlangenGermany

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