Advances in Biological and Medical Physics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483199252, 9781483224282

Advances in Biological and Medical Physics

1st Edition

Volume 2

Editors: John H. Lawrence Joseph G. Hamilton
eBook ISBN: 9781483224282
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1951
Page Count: 360
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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 Foreword The Biological Effects of Radiations I. Introduction II. Physical Properties of Radiations III. Methods of Measurement IV. Comparative Effectiveness of Radiations V. Physiological Effects References Molecular Exchange and Blood Perfusion through Tissue Regions I. Gas Exchange Studies II. Other Molecular Exchange Studies III. Decrease of Regional Perfusion with Age References 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 References 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 References 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 References 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 References Radioactive Isotopes in Clinical Diagnosis I. Introduction II. Radioactive Iodine, I131


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