It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and ...
Author: Joseph John Bevelacqua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other certification examinations, this monograph introduces professionals in the field to radiation protection principles and their practical application in routine and emergency situations. It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and internal dosimetry, counting statistics, monitoring and interpretations, operational health physics, transportation and waste, nuclear emergencies, and more. Reflecting for the first time the true scope of health physics at an introductory level, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions gives readers the tools to properly evaluate challenging situations in all areas of radiation protection, including the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, research reactor, environmental, non-ionizing radiation, and accelerator health physics.
This edition continues to provide students with a basic understanding of the biophysical bases of radiation, radiation safety standards, and the key factors in radiation protection.
Author: Herman Cember
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
This edition continues to provide students with a basic understanding of the biophysical bases of radiation, radiation safety standards, and the key factors in radiation protection. Now includes new coverage of non-ionizing radiation-laser and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation and dose limit recommendations. Emphasizes a problem-solving approach that will serve students into their clinical careers.
Bevelacqua, J. J., Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, John Wiley &
Sons, Inc., New York (1999). Bevelacqua, J. J., Muon Colliders and Neutrino
Dose Equivalents: ALARA Challenges for the 21st Century, Radiation Protection
Author: Joseph John Bevelacqua
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
This is the first text specifically designed to train potential health physicists to think and respond like professionals. Written by a former chairman of the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners with more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the field, it offers a balanced presentation of all the theoretical and practical issues essential for a full working knowledge of radiation exposure assessments. As the only book to cover the entire radiation protection field, it includes detailed coverage of the medical, university, reactor, fuel cycle, environmental and accelerator areas, while exploring key topics in radiation basics, external and internal dosimetry, the biological effects of ionizing radiation, and much more besides. Backed by more than 500 worked examples developed within the context of various scenarios and spanning the full spectrum of real-world challenges, it quickly instills in readers the professional acumen and practical skills they need to perform accurate radiation assessments in virtually any routine or emergency situation. The result is a valuable resource for upper-level students and anyone preparing to take the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Examination, as well as for professionals seeking to expand their scope and sharpen their skills.
ESTIMATION OF DOSE WITHIN THE BODY ON THE BASIS OF PERSONNEL
MONITORING DATAŤ W . S . SNYDER Health Physics Division , Oak Ridge
National Laboratory , Oak Ridge , Tennessee , U . S . A . INTRODUCTION The
Author: W. G. Marley
Vol. 1 comprises a selection of the papers presented at the 2d International Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy, held at Geneva.
By the year 2000 it has been estimated that 13,450 health physicists will be
required , of which 3500 will be required at ... The radiation protection training
should include the basic health physics and radiobiology - type courses currently
Author: American Nuclear Society
Each volume contains proceedings of the annual conference of the American Nuclear Society.
The book also considers logistics of operating small and large monitoring services, and there is a useful comparison among glass, thermoluminescence, and film methods of dosimetry to enable potential users to evaluate the merits of each ...
Author: J. A. Perry
Publisher: CRC Press
The use of luminescence phenomena for measurement and analytical purposes involves many different processes, materials, and techniques. The fundamental process of energy absorption, storage, and release can take a number of forms, many that are not fully understood and others that have yet to be developed. Radiophotoluminescence (RPL) is particularly suitable for the measurement of absorbed dose resulting from interactions with ionising radiations. The luminescence phenomena described in RPL Dosimetry: Radiophotoluminescence in Health Physics are those that are most likely to be of practical use. The book examines the phenomena of RPL (from within the context of solid-state "trap" physics) and proceeds to describe particular materials that exhibit the necessary fluorescence, their behavior and dosimetric properties, and the wide range of alternative measurement techniques that may be applied to them in a variety of monitoring environments. The emphasis is primarily on implementation in health physics as a personal and environmental monitor, and particular reference is made to the use of RPL as a research tool for radiotherapy treatment planning and in the context of civil defense. The author reviews the design, operation, and basic operational principles of some of the readers currently in service or being developed. The book also considers logistics of operating small and large monitoring services, and there is a useful comparison among glass, thermoluminescence, and film methods of dosimetry to enable potential users to evaluate the merits of each from a theoretical and practical viewpoint.
A practical guide to the basic physics that radiation protection professionals need A much-needed working resource for health physicists and other radiation protection professionals, this volume presents clear, thorough, up-to-date ...
Author: James E. Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical guide to the basic physics that radiation protection professionals need A much-needed working resource for health physicists and other radiation protection professionals, this volume presents clear, thorough, up-to-date explanations of the basic physics necessary to address real-world problems in radiation protection. Designed for readers with limited as well as basic science backgrounds, Physics for Radiation Protection emphasizes applied concepts and carefully illustrates all topics through examples as well as practice problems. Physics for Radiation Protection draws substantially on current resource data available for health physics use, providing decay schemes and emission energies for approximately 100 of the most common radionuclides encountered by practitioners. Excerpts of the Chart of the Nuclides, activation cross sections, fission yields, fission-product chains, photon attenuation coefficients, and nuclear masses are also provided. Coverage includes: The atom as an energy system An overview of the major discoveries in radiation physics Extensive discussion of radioactivity, including sources and materials Nuclear interactions and processes of radiation dose Calculational methods for radiation exposure, dose, and shielding Nuclear fission and production of activation and fission products Specialty topics ranging from nuclear criticality and applied statistics to X rays Extensive and current resource data cross-referenced to standard compendiums Extensive appendices and more than 400 figures This complete discussion of the basic concepts allows readers to advance their professional skills.
This book summarizes basic knowledge of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that professionals need for efficient and safe use of ionizing radiation.
Author: Ervin B. Podgorsak
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book summarizes basic knowledge of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that professionals need for efficient and safe use of ionizing radiation. Concentrating on the underlying principles of radiation physics, it covers prerequisite knowledge for medical physics courses on the graduate and post-graduate levels, providing the link between elementary physics on the one hand and the intricacies of the medical physics specialties on the other.