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

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

Joseph John Bevelacqua

ISBN: 978-3-527-69435-8

Apr 2016

800 pages

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.
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