Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry

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John Wiley & Sons, 1986 - Medical - 607 pages
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A straightforward presentation of the broad concepts underlying radiological physics and radiation dosimetry for the graduate-level student. Covers photon and neutron attenuation, radiation and charged particle equilibrium, interactions of photons and charged particles with matter, radiotherapy dosimetry, as well as photographic, calorimetric, chemical, and thermoluminescence dosimetry. Includes many new derivations, such as Kramers X-ray spectrum, as well as topics that have not been thoroughly analyzed in other texts, such as broad-beam attenuation and geometrics, and the reciprocity theorem. Subjects are layed out in a logical sequence, making the topics easier for students to follow. Supplemented with numerous diagrams and tables.
 

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Graduate level textbook for the Master of Science program at San Diego State University in Radiological Health Physics. It covers the physics of high-energy radiation, isotope production, and radiation measurement. Read full review

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Contents

Types and Sources of Ionizing Radiations
2
QUANTITIES FOR DESCRIBING
20
Relation of Kerma to Fluence
23
Exposure
29
Specification of Ambient Radiation
36
CHARGEDPARTICLE AND RADIATION
61
X and YRays
71
ABSORBED DOSE IN RADIOACTIVE MEDIA
80
61
384
INTEGRATING DOSIMETERS
395
Photographic Dosimetry
411
Ill Chemical Dosimetry
418
Calorimetric Dosimetry
426
DOSIMETRY BY PULSEMODE DETECTORS
438
NEUTRON INTERACTIONS AND DOSIMETRY
463
74
467

RADIOACTIVE DECAY
101
29
109
30
118
GAMMA AND XRAY INTERACTIONS
124
32
140
CHARGEDPARTICLE INTERACTIONS
160
IONIZATION CHAMBERS
174
34
185
38
194
XRAY PRODUCTION AND QUALITY
203
42
206
70
228
CAVITY THEORY
231
46
251
50
257
Media under YIrradiation
259
A Conventional Designs
292
71
344
DOSIMETRY AND CALIBRATION
346
72
360
53
375
75
474
Microdosimetry
501
86
520
APPENDIXES
525
93
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405
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105
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108
557
410
564
311
566
414
572
415
587
242
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416
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463
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255
597
INDEX
599
427
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332
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604
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