Shielding Techniques for Radiation Oncology Facilities

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Medical Physics Pub., Jan 1, 1998 - Cancer - 147 pages
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Provides an update of shielding methods for radiation-producing devices found in a modern radiation oncology department, since the current guidelines were issued more than 20 years ago. Covers the history of X-ray room shielding, conventional shield design, photoneutrons, mazes and doors for high-energy rooms, metal and concrete shields, simulator, HDR, and brachytherapy rooms. Also includes a chapter on special topics from radiation skyshine and ozone production to air activation and alternate shielding materials. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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