Combining facets of
health physics with medicine, An
Introduction to Radiation Protection in Medicine
covers the background of the subject and the medical situations where
radiation is the tool to diagnose or treat human disease. Encouraging
newcomers to the field to properly and efficiently function in a
versatile and evolving work setting, it familiarizes them with the
particular problems faced during the application of ionizing radiation
The text builds a fundamental knowledge base before
providing practical descriptions of radiation safety in medicine. It
covers basic issues related to radiation protection, including the
physical science behind radiation protection and the radiobiological
basis of radiation protection. The text also presents operational and
managerial tools for organizing radiation safety in a medical
workplace. Subsequent chapters form the core of the book, focusing on
the practice of radiation protection in different medical disciplines.
They explore a range of individual uses of ionizing radiation in
various branches of medicine, including radiology, nuclear medicine,
external beam radiotherapy, and brachytherapy.
contributions from experienced practicing physicists, this book
provides essential information about dealing with radiation safety in
the rapidly shifting and diverse environment of medicine.