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Health Physics: Radiation-Generating Devices, Characteristics, and Hazards

ISBN: 978-3-527-69434-1
800 pages
April 2016
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Description

The book bridges the gap between existing health physics textbooks and reference material needed by a practicing health physicist as the 21st century progresses. This material necessarily encompasses emerging radiation-generating technologies, advances in existing technology, and applications of existing technology to new areas. The book is written for advanced undergraduate and graduate science and engineering courses. It is also be a useful reference for scientists and engineers.
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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW OF 21ST CENTURY HEALTH PHYSICS
Introduction to 21st Century Health Physics

NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE ISSUES
Nuclear Fuel Cycle

ACCIDENTS AND NUCLEAR EVENTS
Nuclear Accidents and Radiological Emergencies
Nuclear Terrorist Events Including INDs and RDDs

NUCLEAR MEDICINE AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Nuclear Medicine
Public Radiation Exposures and Associated Issues

REGULATORY ISSUES, LIMITATIONS, AND CHALLENGES
Regulatory Considerations
Solutions to Problems

APPENDICES
Selected Data on Radionuclides of Health Physics Interest
Production Equations in Health Physics
Key Health Physics Relationships
Internal Dosimetry
Health Physics Related Computer Codes
Systematics of Charged Particle Interactions with Matter
Angular Absorbed Dose Dependence of Heavy Ion Interactions
Basis for Radiation Protection Regulations
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Author Information

Joseph John Bevelacqua, PhD, CHP, RRPT, is the President of Bevelacqua Resources, Richland, Washington, USA, a provider of radiation protection consulting services including study materials for the American Board of Health Physics Certfi cation Examination. A theoretical nuclear physicist by training, Dr. Bevelacqua is a Certified Health Physicist, Registered Radiation Protection Technologist, and Certified Senior Reactor Operator and has over 45 years of professional experience. This experience includes the medical, fuel cycle, accelerator, power reactor, environmental, and non-ionizing areas.

He was a key player in the Three Mile Island and Hanford cleanup activities, and is an active researcher with over 100 publications. His research areas include cancer therapy using heavy ions and microspheres, theoretical nuclear and high-energy physics, mathematical physics, and applied health physics. He recently received California University’s Professional Excellence Award for his accomplishments.

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