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Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare


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Part I. Ionising Radiations: Hazards, Detection and Measurement 1: C J Martin: The Development of Radiation Protection 2: C J Martin and D Sutton: Interaction of Ionising Radiations with Matter 3: C J Martin and A Wojcik: Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation 4: S Green and R G Zamenhof: Radiation Measurements Part II. Protection Against Ionising Radiations 5: C J Martin, P Allisy-Roberts and J Le Heron: Ionising Radiation Legislation 6: K E Goldstone Operational Radiation Protection: Principles and Control Methods 7: D G Sutton: Operational Radiation Protection 8: D H Temperton: Personal Monitoring 9: Jill Reay and David Sutton: Control of Radioactive Substances 10: C J Martin and J Robertson: Intervention, Incidents and Emergencies Part III. Ionising Radiation in Medicine and Research 11: C J Martin and D G Sutton: Risk Control in Medicine 12: J R Williams: Diagnostic Radiology: Equipment 13: D G Sutton and C J Martin: Diagnostic Radiology: Facility 14: C J Martin and D G Sutton: Diagnostic Radiology: Patient Dosimetry 15: C L Chapple and I McLean: CT Dosimetry 16: C J Martin and D G Sutton: Interventional Radiology 17: S Batchelor and B Walmsley: Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide Laboratories 18: C Greaves and M J Dunn: The Nuclear Medicine Patient 19: D Peet, P Horton, D G Sutton and C J Martin: Radiotherapy: External Beam Therapy 20: D Peet, P Horton, D G Sutton and C J Martin: Radiotherapy: Brachytherapy Part IV. Non-Ionising Radiation 21: H Moseley: Lasers 22: D K Taylor: Non-Coherent Optical Radiation Sources 23: J W Hand: Electromagnetic Fields 24: B Condon and J MacFarlane: Magnetic Resonance 25: S D Pye and B Zequri: Ultrasound

About the Author

Colin Martin has worked as a hospital-based Medical Physicist in Radiation Protection and Diagnostic Radiology in Scotland for 30 years. He is now an honorary senior lecturer with the University of Glasgow, UK. His research has involved radiation protection in medicine, optimisation of radiation protection in diagnostic radiology and non-ionising radiations. Dr Martin is a member of Committee 3 of ICRP (Protection in Medicine) and of IAEA committees, and has been involved in medical exposure projects as an expert for the IAEA. He is a member of Editorial Boards for the Journal of Radiological Protection and Radiation Protection Dosimetry. David Sutton has worked as a hospital-based Medical Physicist for over 30 years. His work and research has involved the physics of nuclear medicine, radiation protection in medicine, and the optimisation of radiation protection in diagnostic radiology. Dr Sutton is chair of the UK radiation protection accreditation body RPA2000, has been involved in several UK medical physics initiatives and has acted as an expert for the IAEA. He is an associate editor of the British Journal of Radiology.


`Review from previous edition This is the book I have been seeking for years to use as the text for my radiation protection course for graduate medical physics students... a superb textbook for all those interested in radiation protection in medicine. I highly recommend it to professional medical physicists, students and teachers.' Medical Physics, Vol 30, No 5 `The text is easily readable and more than adequately delivers the objectives of the editors... The contributors and editors should be commended on the production of such an excellent text.' Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 106, No 2

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