Book 2013

Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine


ISBN: 978-3-642-31166-6 (Print) 978-3-642-31167-3 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-3

    Introduction: The Importance of Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

  3. Measurements

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5

    2. Chapter

      Pages 7-18

      Dose Quantities and Units for Radiation Protection

  4. Radiation Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

    2. Chapter

      Pages 21-32

      Radiobiology for Radiation Protection

    3. Chapter

      Pages 33-45

      Radiobiology and Radiation Dosimetry for the Lens of the Eye

  5. Radiation Dose Estimations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

    2. Chapter

      Pages 49-67

      Radiation Exposure of the Embryo/Foetus and the Newborn Child

  6. Quality Assurance and Quality Control

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

    2. Chapter

      Pages 71-90

      Quality Control of Gamma Cameras, SPECT/CT and PET/CT Units

  7. Occupational Exposure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91

    2. Chapter

      Pages 93-108

      Occupational Exposure: With Special Reference to Skin Doses in Hands and Fingers

    3. Chapter

      Pages 109-128

      Radiation Doses from Patients to Staff Members, Comforters and Caregivers and to the General Population

    4. Chapter

      Pages 129-136

      Examples of Shielding Calculations for a PET/CT Installation

  8. Exposure of the Public

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 137-137

    2. Chapter

      Pages 139-148

      Release of Patients After Radionuclide Therapy: Radionuclide Releases to the Environment from Hospitals and Patients

  9. Rules of Thumb for Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 149-149

    2. Chapter

      Pages 151-159

      Rules of the Thumb and Practical Hints for Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

  10. Back Matter

    Pages 161-165