Essentials of Radiation, Biology and Protection 2nd Edition
Steve Forshier, M.Ed, R.T.
ISBN-13: 9781428312173 | ISBN-10: 142831217X
© 2009 | Published |  336  Pages
Previous Editions: 9780766813304

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Easy-to-read and engaging, this text offers a succinct overview of radiation biology and protection concepts. It teaches both why and how to protect yourself and patients from ionizing radiation. Emphasis is placed on integrating the theory of radiation protection as seen in radiobiology with radiation protection as it should be practiced in the clinical education setting. The text discusses cell structure, the direct and indirect effects of radiation at the cellular level, biological effects of radiation exposure, and protection practices for both patients and personnel. Current regulations and recommendations are in compliance with the educational requirements established by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).

  • Section I: Theory and Concepts
    Chapter 1: Radiobiology History
    Chapter 2: Cellular Anatomy and Physiology
    Chapter 3: Cellular Effects of Radiation

    Section II: Biological Effects of Radiation Exposure
    Chapter 4: Effects of Initial Exposure to Radiation
    Chapter 5: Effects of Long-term Exposure to Radiation

    Section III: Radiation Protection
    Chapter 6: Protection of Personnel
    Chapter 7: Protection of Patients

    • Chapter objectives and key concepts summarize fundamental material
    • Key terms highlight important terminology
    • Case studies put theory into practice and encourage comprehension and retention
    • Full-color photographs, illustrations, tables, and graphs clarify concepts
    • Work-text format integrates review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter to provide additional learning opportunities
    • End-of-chapter feature links chapter content to specific topics in ASRT Curriculum Guide
    • Current information on computed and digital radiography
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