Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

Editors: Mattsson, Sören, Hoeschen, Christoph (Eds.)

  • Addresses all aspects of radiation protection in nuclear medicine
  •  Covers current technologies and principles
  •  An ideal textbook for students and a ready source of information for nuclear medicine specialists and medical physics experts
  • One of a series of three books on the fundamentals of modern nuclear medicine (physics, safety, and imaging)
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This book explains clearly and in detail all aspects of radiation protection in nuclear medicine, including measurement quantities and units, detectors and dosimeters, and radiation biology. Discussion of radiation doses to patients and to embryos, fetuses, and children forms a central part of the book. Phantom models, biokinetic models, calculations, and software solutions are all considered, and a further chapter is devoted to quality assurance and reference levels. Occupational exposure also receives detailed attention. Exposure resulting from the production, labeling, and injection of radiopharmaceuticals and from contact with patients is discussed and shielding calculations are explained. The book closes by considering exposure of the public and summarizing the "rules of thumb" for radiation protection in nuclear medicine. This is an ideal textbook for students and a ready source of useful information for nuclear medicine specialists and medical physics experts.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Importance of Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

    Mattsson, Sören

    Pages 1-3

  • Dose Quantities and Units for Radiation Protection

    Mattsson, Sören (et al.)

    Pages 7-18

  • Radiobiology for Radiation Protection

    Bernhardt, Peter

    Pages 21-32

  • Radiobiology and Radiation Dosimetry for the Lens of the Eye

    Dietze, Günther

    Pages 33-45

  • Radiation Exposure of the Embryo/Foetus and the Newborn Child

    Cantone, Marie Claire

    Pages 49-67

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-31166-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine
Editors
  • Sören Mattsson
  • Christoph Hoeschen
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31167-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-31167-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-31166-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43716-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 168
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