Medical Management of Radiation Accidents

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CRC Press, Mar 28, 2001 - Law - 640 pages
Although radiation accidents are rare and often complex in nature, they are of great concern not only to the patient and involved medical staff, but to the media and public as well. Yet there are few if any comprehensive publications on the medical management of radiation accidents. Medical Management of Radiation Accidents provides a complete refe
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Radiation Accidents
1
Chapter 2 Medical Characteristics of Different Types of Radiation Accidents
15
Chapter 3 Radiation Sickness Classification
23
Underlying Principles and Assessment
33
Chapter 5 Treatment of Acute Radiation Sickness
53
Chapter 6 Direct Effects of Radiation on Specific Tissues
69
Chapter 7 The Safety of Radiation Sources and the Security of Radioactive Materials
133
Chapter 8 Review of Chinese Nuclear Accidents
149
Chapter 27 Fatal Accidental Overdose with Radioactive Gold in Wisconsin USA
361
Chapter 28 Skin Wounds and Burns Contaminated by Radioactive Substances Metabolism Decontamination Tactics and Techniques of Medical Care
363
Chapter 29 Iridium192 Acid Skin Burn in Albuquerque New Mexico USA
421
Chapter 30 Hospital Preparation for Radiation Accidents
425
Chapter 31 Emergency Room Management of Radiation Accidents
437
Chapter 32 Application of Radiation Protection Principles to Accident Management
449
Chapter 33 Monitoring and Epidemiological FollowUp of People Accidentally Exposed
453
Chapter 34 Issues Involved in LongTerm FollowUp of People after Radiation Exposure
461

Chapter 9 Radiation Accidents in the Former USSR
157
Chapter 10 Radiation Accidents in the United States
167
Chapter 11 Criticality Accidents
173
Chapter 12 Medical Aspects of the Accident at Chernobyl
195
Chapter 13 Accidents at Industrial Irradiation Facilities
211
Chapter 14 Local Radiation Injury
223
Chapter 15 Accidental Radiation Injury from Industrial Radiography Sources
241
Chapter 16 Accident Involving Abandoned Radioactive Sources in Georgia 1997
259
Chapter 17 Localized Irradiation from an Industrial Radiography Source in San Ramon Peru
269
Chapter 18 Exposure Analysis and Medical Evaluation of a LowEnergy XRay Diffraction Accident
277
Chapter 19 Local Irradiation Injury of the Hands with an Electron Beam Machine
289
Chapter 20 Accidents in Radiation Therapy
291
Chapter 21 A 2Year Medical FollowUp of the Radiotherapy Accident in Costa Rica
299
Chapter 22 Medical Accidents with Local Injury from Use of Medical Fluoroscopy
313
General Principles
319
Chapter 24 Lifetime FollowUp of the 1976 Americium Accident Victim
337
Chapter 25 Two Los Alamos Plutonium Accidents
345
Chapter 26 Internal Contamination in the Goi‚nia Accident Brazil 1987
355
Chapter 35 LongTerm FollowUp after Accidental Exposure to Radioactive Fallout in the Marshall Islands
471
Chapter 36 Manhattan Project Plutonium Workers at Los Alamos
477
Chapter 37 Epidemiological Evaluation of Populations Accidentally Exposed Near the Techa River Russia
485
Chapter 38 Instrumentation and Physical Dose Assessment in Radiation Accidents
489
Chapter 39 Evaluation of Neutron Exposure
501
Chapter 40 The Current Status of Biological Dosimeters
507
Chapter 41 Psychosocial Effects of Radiation Accidents
519
Chapter 42 Accidental Radiation Exposure during Pregnancy
527
Glossary
541
Sample Radiation Plan for a Medical Facility
557
World Health Organization Radiation Accident Coordinating Centers
571
Conversion Tables for SI and Conventional Units
575
Absorbed Dose Estimates from Radionuclides
579
Specific Gamma Ray Constants
587
Radionuclides Listed Alphabetically
589
Index
593
Back cover
619
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