Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

Radiation Protection and Dosimetry

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This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all relevant topics in the field of radiation protection (health physics). The text is organized to introduce the reader to basic principles of radiation emission and propagation, to review current knowledge and historical aspects of the biological effects of radiation, and to cover important operational topics such as radiation shielding and dosimetry. The authora€™s website contains materials for instructors including PowerPoint slides for lectures and worked-out solutions to end-of-chapter exercises. The book serves as an essential handbook for practicing health physics professionals.Making errors in the use and conversion of units is a common source of confusion in the quantitative assessment of a situation. ... a laboratory where a high intensity Cs-137 source is stored, it may be easy to guess that the dose rate at a meter from the source will be a€œhigha€, ... Not only should the professional health physicist be diligent in the frequent checking of her units, she should also have a grasp onanbsp;...

Title:Radiation Protection and Dosimetry
Author:Michael G. Stabin
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-09-12


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