Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Physics - Applied & Technical Physics | Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists

Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists

Podgorsak, Ervin B.

2nd ed. 2010, XXXIV, 745 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$129.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-00875-7

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$169.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-00874-0

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • The missing link between the elementary physics on the one hand and the physics of the subspecialities on the other hand
  • Combines radiation physics and medical physics
  • 2nd edition enlarged in contents, e.g. accelerators and wave guide theory, updated, and reorganized
  • Excellent study text for graduate students and reference work for practitioners

This well-received  textbook and reference summarizes the basic knowledge of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that professionals working in medical physics and biomedical engineering need for efficient and safe use of ionizing radiation. Concentrating on the underlying principles of radiation physics, it covers the prerequisite knowledge for medical physics courses on the graduate and post-graduate levels in radiotherapy physics, radiation dosimetry, imaging physics, and health physics, thus providing the link between elementary physics on the one hand and the intricacies of the medical physics specialties on the other hand. This expanded and revised second edition offers reorganized and expanded coverage. Several of the original chapters have been split into two with new sections added for completeness and better flow. New chapters on Coulomb scattering; on energy transfer and energy absorption in photon interactions; and on waveguide theory have been added in recognition of their importance. Others training for professions that deal with ionizing radiation in diagnosis and treatment as well as medical residents, students of technology and dosimetry,and biomedical engineering will find many sections interesting and useful for their studies. It also serves as excellent preparatory materials for candidates taking professional certification examinations in medical physics, medical dosimetry, and in medical specialties such as radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology, and nuclear medicine.

From reviews of the first edition:

"Any instructor teaching an introductory graduate-level course on the principles of medical physics should consider this book for adoption as a text… cover[s] the principles themselves, and it covers them very well." (Medical Physics, January 2006)

"… a delight and ready-reference also to seasoned practitioners… This textbook, based on notes the author ‘developed over the past 25 years of teaching radiation physics to MSc and PhD students in medical physics at McGill University’ is a real gem for the bookshelf of anyone already professional working in the radiation sciences…" (John H. Hubbell, Radiation Physics and Chemistry)

"...for the theory of radiation physics at a fundamental level, Podgorsak's book provides a wonderful resource presented in a well organized and easy to learn manner, in a way not found in any other text... " (Jake van Dyk, London Regional Cancer Program, Can. Med Phys Newsletter (July 2006)

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Fundamentals dosimetry - Medical Physics - Medical physics textbook - Medical radiation physics - Neutron - Radiation onclology physics - Radiation physics textbook

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Biomedical Engineering - Biophysics & Biological Physics - Nuclear Medicine - Radiology

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Medical and Radiation Physics.