Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

  • Michael G. Stabin

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive text provides an overview of all relevant topics in the field of radiation protection (health physics). Radiation Protection and Dosimetry serves as an essential handbook for practicing health physics professionals, and is also ideal as a teaching text for courses at the university level. The book is organized to introduce the reader to basic principles of radiation decay and interactions, to review current knowledge and historical aspects of the biological effects of radiation, and to cover important operational topics such as radiation shielding and dosimetry. In addition to presenting the most up to date treatment of the topics and references to the literature, most chapters contain numerical problems with their solutions for use in teaching or self assessment. One chapter is devoted to Environmental Health Physics, which was written in collaboration with leading professionals in the area.

Keywords

biological effects dosimetry health radiation radiation protection

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Stabin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology and Radiological SciencesVanderbilt UniversityNashville

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-49983-3
  • Copyright Information Springer New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-49982-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-49983-3
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