Introduction to Radiation Protection Dosimetry

Introduction to Radiation Protection Dosimetry

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One essential characteristic of life is the exchange of matter and energy between organisms and their environment. Radiation is a form of energy that has always been around in nature and will forever be the companion of human beings throughout life. In order to assess the impact of radiation exposures properly, it is essential to introduce appropriate quantities and units which can then be used for quantification of exposures from various sources. In principle, radiation protection is mainly aimed at controlling radiation exposure, while radiation dosimetry deals primarily with the measurement of relevant radiation quantities especially doses. This book is divided into two parts. The first contains up-to-date definitions of the most significant radiation quantities including their interpretation. In the second part, the exposures of both individuals and population at large to various types of natural and man-made sources are compared and discussed. The concept of quantities and units as well as analysis of exposure due to various sources in our environment is based on the latest, highly regarded authentic sources such as ICRU, ICRP, IAEA and particularly UNSCEAR reports and recommendations. The material reflects the latest review of the current terminology in radiation protection dosimetry and the contemporary assessment of radiation exposures of the population, radiation workers and patients. Contents:IntroductionRadiation Quantities and Units: Definitions and Interpretations:Quantities and Units a€” General AspectsSources of RadiationRadiation FieldsInteractions of Radiation with MatterDosimetry Quantities and UnitsQuantities and Units in Radiation ProtectionOther Quantities Recently Adopted by the ICRU and ICRPAssessment of Exposures from Natural and Man-Made Sources:Basis for ComparisonPublic Exposure from Natural RadiationPopulation Exposures from Man-Made SourcesExposures from the Medical Use of Radiation and RadionuclidesOccupational Radiation Exposures Readership: Nuclear physicists, radiation physicists and environmentalists interested in radiation exposures and radioactive contamination. keywords:Radiation Protection;Dosimetry;Radiation Quantities and Units;Radiation Exposure;Medical Exposure;Occupational Exposure;Public Exposure a€œa€b an excellent job a€b especially that of serving as a valuable reference a€b Thus, if your need is an excellent compilation of the quantities and units associated with radiation protection dosimetry, this book is an excellent choice. If your need is an excellent compilation of population and occupational exposures due to natural and artificial radiation sources, this book is an excellent choice.a€ John W Poston, Sr. Official Journal of the Health Phys. Society USAComparison of occupational and public dose limits according to NCRP Report 91 and NCRP Report 116. Embryo-fetus 5 mSv dose equivalent limit and a dose equivalent limit in a month of 0.5 mSv once pregnancy is knowna€ Limits N C R Panbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Radiation Protection Dosimetry
Author: J Sabol, P-S Weng
Publisher: - 1995-04-28

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