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Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering

Editor-in-chief: Gerstman, Bernard S.
Series Editors: Aizawa, M., Austin, R.H., Barber, J., Berg, H.C., Callender, R., Feher, G., Frauenfelder, H., Giaever, I., Joliot, P., Keszthelyi, L., King, P.W., Lazzi, G., Lewis, A., Lindsay, S.M., Mauzerall, D., Mielczarek, E.V., Niemz, M., Parsegian, V.A., Powers, L.S., Prohofsky, E.W., Rostovtseva, T.K., Rubin, A., Seibert, M., Thomas, D.

Originally published with the title: Biological and Medical Physics Series

ISSN: 1618-7210

Canadian Medical Physics Newsletter, 52 (3), July 2006, p. 117

Submitted by Jake van Dyk, London Regional Cancer Program, London, ON, Canada

Book Review: Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists 

The book consists of eight chapters of various fundamental topics associatied with radiation physics. Compared to other radiation physics texts, each chapter contains significant scientific depth including detailed mathematical descriptions of the physics involved.
.... Using a unique approach, the introduction of each chapter contains relevant historical photographs which are described in some detail.
...On the whole, this is a well-written and well-organized text and is certainly consistent with the quality of scientific work produced by Dr. Podgorsak. One can always think of things that could be added, improved or changed but in this case these would be minimal. The six appendices also provide useful added information.
...So how does this book compare to the classical texts that are used for radiation physics training such as the books by Attix, Johns and Cunningham, and Khan? In a nutshell: this book has more depth but less breadth than any other three texts. Thus, for the theory of radiation physics at a fundamental level, Rodgorsak'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.
...Ervin Podgorsak is to be congratulated for adding to the basic radiation physics learning tools for medical physics graduate students and researchers.

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