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Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation

The new edition of this popular monograph features renowned experts who offer the most current information and reliable guidance on the effects of radiation exposure. They provide all the answers you need to effectively treat your patients who have been exposed to accidental, occupational, or medical radiation. Using the newest data on the molecular and genetic basis of radiation carcinogenesis, the authors offer in-depth coverage of the risks of cancer, genetic impairment, and other forms of damage caused by radiation exposure.

Radiologists, Oncologists, and Occupational Medicine Practitioners

Hardbound, 517 Pages

Published: January 2008

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7216-0200-4


  • 1. Basic Radiation Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

    2. Sources of Radiation Exposure

    3. Effects on Genetic Material

    4. Cancer Induction and Dose-Response Models

    5. Carcinogenesis of Specific Organ Sites

    6. Deterministic Effects of Radiation

    7. Effects of Radiation in Combination with Other Agents

    8. Radiation Exposure In Utero

    9. Uranium, Plutonium, and Radium

    10. Attribution of Radiation Effects and Probability of Causation in an Individual

    11. Perception and Acceptance of Risk

    12. Hormesis

    Appendix I Glossary

    Appendix II Radiation Source Term Tables

    Appendix III Conversion Tables

    Appendix IV Dose from Radionuclides

    Appendix V Gamma Ray Constants

    Appendix VI SOMA Toxicity Tables



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