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Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography

Sherer’s Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography provides vital information on radiation protection and biology in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner. Building from basic to more complex concepts, this book also presents radiation physics, cell structure, effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of patient and personnel radiation protection practices.

Book, 384 Pages

Published: February 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09489-4


  • 1. Introduction to Radiation Protection

    2. Interaction of X-Radiation with Matter

    3. Radiation Quantities and Units

    4. Radiation Monitoring

    5. Overview of Cell Biology

    6. Molecular and Cellular Radiation Biology

    7. Early Radiation Effects on Organ Systems

    8. Late Radiation Effects on Organ Systems

    9. Dose Limits for Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

    10. Equipment Design for Radiation Protection

    11. Management of Patient Radiation Dose during Diagnostic X-Ray Procedures

    12. Management of Imaging Personnel Radiation Dose During Diagnostic X-Ray Procedures

    13. Radioisotopes and Radiation Protection


    Appendix A - Relationships between Systems of Units 

    Appendix B - Metric system equivalents for length

                          - Electron volt common energy Designations

                          - Common frequency spectrum designations

    Appendix C - Periodic table of the elements

    Appendix D - Chance of a 50-keV photon interacting with atoms of tissue as it travels through 5 cm of soft tissue 

    Appendix E - Relationship among photons, electromagnetic waves, wavelength and energy

    Appendix F - Compton interaction 

    Appendix G - Electron shell structure of the atom

    Appendix H - Revision of 10 CFR Part 35

    Appendix I - Consumer-patient radiation health and safety act of 1981


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