Radiobiology for Radiation Protection

Chapter

Abstract

This condensed radiobiology chapter aims to describe the underlying biology of radiation exposure. The overlying goal is to provide a deeper understanding of this complex biological system that is both stochastic and deterministic in nature. We will successively go through the basic steps, starting with how radiation interacts with molecules and ending with the manifestation of specific cellular damage that might lead to late effects, e.g., cataracts or cancer.

Keywords

Linear Energy Transfer Survival Fraction Dicentric Chromosome Linear Quadric Model Acentric Fragment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation PhysicsInstitute of Clinical Science at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Department of Medical Physics and Engineering at Sahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden

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