Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1951

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  • Editors: John H. Lawrence, Joseph G. Hamilton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224282

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Advances in Biological and Medical Physics, Volume II highlights the application of nuclear physics to biological and medical problems. This volume is composed of nine chapters, and start with survey on the biological effects of radiation exposure. The succeeding chapters deal with the mechanisms of molecular exchange and blood transfusion; the use of carbon isotopes in in vivo and in vitro animal studies; and the principles and applications of radioautographic technique. These topics are followed by discussions on the carcinogenic potential of ionizing radiation and the detection or measurement of radioisotopes in intact tissues of animals. The remaining chapters focus on some applications of nuclear physical and biophysical approaches in medicine. This book is of value to biologists, radiation scientists, and medical practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors to Volume II


    The Biological Effects of Radiations

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Properties of Radiations

    III. Methods of Measurement

    IV. Comparative Effectiveness of Radiations

    V. Physiological Effects


    Molecular Exchange and Blood Perfusion through Tissue Regions

    I. Gas Exchange Studies

    II. Other Molecular Exchange Studies

    III. Decrease of Regional Perfusion with Age


    The Application of the Carbon Isotopes to a Study of Animal Metabolism

    I. Introduction

    II. Carbon-Labeled Compounds

    III. Preparation of Labeled Compounds

    IV. Intermediary Metabolism

    V. Pharmacology

    VI. Conclusions


    The Radioautographic Technique

    I. Introduction

    II. Physical Principles Involved

    III. Description of Methods of Preparation and Radioautography of Biological Tissues

    IV. The Application of the Radioautographie Technique


    Carcinogenic Effects of Radiation

    I. Introduction

    II. Carcinogenic Effects of Total-Body Irradiation

    III. Carcinogenesis by Locally Directed Irradiation

    IV. Carcinogenesis by Absorbed Radioelements

    V. Mechanism of Radiation Carcinogenesis

    VI. Discussion

    VII. Summary


    In Vivo Studies with Radioisotopes

    I. Introduction

    Part I: Fundamentals

    II. Analysis of the Factors Involved in the in Vivo Method

    III. Instrumentation

    IV. Determination of the Radioisotope Concentration in Tissues

    Part II: Applications

    V. Studies on Biological Transfer Dynamics

    VI. Studies of Thyroid Function in Humans

    VII. Determination of Radioisotope Concentration in Localized Pathological Processes

    VIII. Pharmacological and Therapeutic Studies


    Radioactive Isotopes in Clinical Diagnosis

    I. Introduction

    II. Radioactive Iodine, I131

    III. Radioactive^Sodium, Na24

    IV. Radioactive Phosphorus, P32

    V. Radioactive Iron, Fe59 or Fe55


    Biophysical Approaches to Atherosclerosis

    Radioactive Sulfur and Its Applications in Biology

    I. The Isotope

    II. Determination of S35

    III. Preparation of Compounds

    IV. Applications

    V. Conclusion


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1951
  • Published: January 1, 1951
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224282

About the Editors

John H. Lawrence

Joseph G. Hamilton

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