The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation

1st Edition - November 25, 1985

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  • Editor: Kenneth Kase
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150859

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The Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation, Volume I focuses on the development in radiation dosimetry, which has its origin in the medical application of ionizing radiation with the discovery of X-rays. This book discusses the irradiation of human beings and the biosphere by ionizing radiation from different sources, which is subjected to increased concern and interest due to its possible health effects. Comprised of six chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the factors determining the conversion of the imparted energy into a detectable signal. This text then explores the theoretical basis of microdosimetry and illustrates the numerical data, experimental techniques, and applications of essential concepts and results. Other chapters consider the application of instruments in dose measurements. This book discusses as well the application of radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant diseases. The final chapter deals with the recommended model parameters for internal dosimetry calculations in occupational radiation protection. Physicists, radiation physicists, scientists, and research institutes will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    1. Theoretical Basis for Dosimetry

    I. Introduction

    II. Energy Imparted: The Fundamental Quantity of Radiation Dosimetry

    III. Absorbed Dose

    IV. Detector Response

    V. Radiometric Quantities: Mean Energy Imparted and Absorbed Dose in Terms of Vectorial Energy Fluence

    VI. Absorbed Dose in Terms of Scalar Radiometric Quantities and Interaction Coefficients

    VII. Cavity Theory


    2. Fundamentals of Microdosimetry

    I. Introduction

    II. General Concepts and Basic Quantities

    III. The Compound Poisson Process in Microdosimetry

    IV. Determination and Utilization of the Microdosimetric Parameters

    V. The Straggling Problem and the Single-Event Spectrum

    VI. Geometric Aspects of the Inchoate Distribution

    Appendix: Algorithm for the Compound Poisson Process


    3. Dosimetry for External Beams of Photon and Electron Radiation

    I. The Detector

    II. Dosimetry for Photon Beams

    III. Dosimetry for Electron Beams

    IV. Uncertainties


    4. Dosimetry of External Beams of Nuclear Particles

    I. Introduction

    II. Beam Characteristics

    III. Dosimetry Methods

    IV. Radiation Quality

    V. Determination of Absorbed Dose at a Reference Point

    VI. Treatment Planning for External Beam Therapy

    VII. Response of Biological Dosimeters

    VIII. In Vivo Dosimetry

    IX. Conclusions


    5. Measurement and Dosimetry of Radioactivity in the Environment

    I. Introduction

    II. Sources of Environmental Radioactivity

    III. General Aspects of Measurement Methods

    IV. Analytical Procedures and Measurement of Radioactivity

    V. Nonconventional Methods for Assessment of Radionuclides

    VI. Discussion of Errors and the Need for Uniformity in Gathering and Reporting Data

    VII. Estimation of Radiation Levels Received by Human Beings


    6. Internal Dosimetry for Radiation Protection

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Concepts

    III. Specific Effective Energy

    IV. Models of Radionuclide Transport in Humans

    V. Individual Monitoring and Dose Assessment

    VI. Summary



Product details

  • No. of pages: 426
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1985
  • Published: November 25, 1985
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150859

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Kenneth Kase

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