Radiation Safety

Management and Programs

Authors: Domenech, Haydee

  • Covers information about interaction of radiation with matter and biological effects which underlie the need of safety Explains requirements according to the latest ICRP recommendations and the international basic standards for Radiation Safety
    Describes the generic components of a radiation protection program in a way easy to follow for specific applications Discusses basic procedures for treatment and disposal of radioactive waste to have in mind 
    Provides the basic rules for transportation of sources and radioactive materials to have at hand and calls attention to emergency planning and preparedness

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-42671-6
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About this book

This book discusses important fundamentals of radiation safety with specific details on dose units, calculations, measuring, and biological effects of ionizing radiation. The author covers different exposure situations and their requirements, and relevant legislation and regulations governing radiation safety. The book also examines radioactive waste management, the transport of radioactive materials, emergency planning and preparedness and various examples of radiation protection programs for industrial, medical, and academic applications. 

About the authors

Haydee Domenech has more than 40 years of Radiation Safety Expertise. She has worked at the Nuclear Research Institute, National Commission of Atomic Energy, Secretariat for Nuclear Affairs, and the Center for Radiological Protection and Hygiene in Havana, Cuba. She's experienced in development and implementation of Radiation Safety Programs, Health Physics consulting and auditing for irradiation facilities, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy, biomedical research, industrial radiography, fixed gauge, and portable gauge, Radioactive Waste, Regulations, Licensing, Emergency Handling, Training, and Data Management for Radiation Protection.

Reviews

“Consisting of 17 chapters, this textbook covers radiation safety applied to a wide range of areas and uses of ionising radiation … . If you are looking for an up-to-date text that looks at the full sweep of areas to be covered by a radiation safety programme, then this title is for you. Similarly, if you want a modern reference textbook on radiation safety, particularly if you are involved in teaching, then you should consider purchasing this volume.” (Peter A. Hiles, RAD Magazine, July, 2017)

“The author intends this as a practical guide to a radiation safety program for a wide variety of professionals. … The book is most suitable for physicists or engineers who have never set up a radiation safety program. … the book provides good information on the general structure of a radiation safety program.” (Keith D. Brown, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2017) 


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • What Does Ionizing Radiation Mean?

    Domenech, Haydee

    Pages 1-8

  • Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation

    Domenech, Haydee

    Pages 9-21

  • Radiation Sources: Benefits and Risks

    Domenech, Haydee

    Pages 23-38

  • Basic Quantities and Units in Radiation Safety

    Domenech, Haydee

    Pages 39-54

  • Measuring Instruments and Methods

    Domenech, Haydee

    Pages 55-76

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42671-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-42669-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Safety
Book Subtitle
Management and Programs
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-42671-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-42671-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-42669-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 332
Number of Illustrations and Tables
21 b/w illustrations, 64 illustrations in colour
Topics