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Radiobiology for the Radiologist



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Radiobiology for the Radiologist by Eric J. Hall
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The updated Sixth Edition of this popular text will remain the first choice for those who need current, clinically relevant information on how radiation affects the human body. Written by practicing, active radiobiologists, the book brings together basic laboratory research and practical, clinical applications. The easy-to-read text and informative illustrations ensure comprehension, and summaries at the end of each chapter facilitate quick review. The first section covers topics applicable to diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology; the second section offers material specifically for radiation oncologists. This edition includes new material about doses and risks in interventional radiology and cardiology.

Table of Contents

    Part I: For Students of Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Oncology The Physics and Chemistry of Radiation Absorption DNA Strand Breaks and Chromosomal Aberrations Cell Survival Curves Radiosensitivity and Cell Age in the Mitotic Cycle Repair of Radiation Damage and the Dose-Rate Effect The Oxygen Effect and Reoxygenation Linear Energy Transfer and Relative Biological Effectiveness Acute Effects of Total-Body Irradiation Radioprotectors Radiation Carcinogenesis Hereditary Effects of Radiation Effects of Radiation on the Embryo and Fetus Radiation Cataractogenesis Doses and Risks in Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine Radiation Protection Part II: For Students of Radiation Oncology Molecular Techniques in Radiobiology Cancer Biology Dose-Response Relationships for Model Normal Tissues Clinical Response of Normal Tissues Model Tumor Systems Cell, Tissue, and Tumor Kinetics Time, Dose, and Fractionation in Radiotherapy Predictive Assays Alternative Radiation Modalities Radiosensitizers and Bioreductive Drugs Gene Therapy Chemotherapeutic Agents from the Perspective of the Radiation Biologist Hyperthermia Glossary Subject Index
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
United States
6th Revised edition
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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