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Title Health physics and radiological health / [edited by] Thomas E. Johnson, Brian K. Birky ; consulting editor, Bernard Shleien
Edition Fourth edition
Published Philadelphia, PA : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (v, 1281 pages) : illustrations
Contents Estimates of radiation doses from various sources of exposure -- Commonly used units, signs, symbols, conversion factors, and constants -- Rules-of-thumb as useful equations -- Standards and guidances for limiting ionizing radiation exposure -- Interaction of radiation with matter -- Exposure and shielding from external radiation -- Neutron production, shielding, and activation -- Radionuclide data -- Radiation measurement instruments -- Patient doses in the healing arts -- Operational health physics -- Bioassay and radiobiological data -- Radiation dosimetry -- Ionizing radiation bioeffects and risks -- Non-ionizing radiation
Notes Revised edition of: Handbook of health physics and radiological health / edited by Bernard Shleien, Lester A. Slaback Jr., Brian Kent Birky. 3rd ed. c1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Medical physics.
Medical radiology.
Health Physics.
Radiation Dosage.
Radiation Protection.
Form Electronic book
Author Birky, Brian Kent.
Johnson, Thomas E., 1964-
Shleien, B. (Bernard)
ISBN 1469821524
OTHER TI Handbook of health physics and radiological health