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This textbook summarizes the basic knowledge of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that professionals working in medical physics and biomedical engineering need for efficient and safe use of ionizing radiation in medicine. Concentrating on the underlying principles of radiation physics, the textbook covers the prerequisite knowledge for medical physics courses on the graduate and post-graduate levels in radiotherapy physics, radiation dosimetry, imaging physics, and health physics, thus providing the link between elementary undergraduate physics and the intricacies of four medical physics specialties: diagnostic radiology physics, nuclear medicine physics, radiation oncology physics, and health physics. To recognize the importance of radiation dosimetry to medical physics two new chapters have been added to the 14 chapters of the previous edition. One new chapter deals with the basic aspects of absolute as well as relative dosimetry and the other concentrates on ionization chambers that form the basis of absolute and relative clinical radiation dosimetry. The book is intended as a textbook for a radiation physics course in academic medical physics graduate programs as well as a reference book for candidates preparing for certification examinations in medical physics sub-specialties. It may also be of interest to many professionals, not only physicists, who in their daily occupations deal with various aspects of medical physics or radiation physics and have a need or desire to improve their understanding of radiation physics.
Number of Pages: 906
Genre: Science, Technology
Series Title: Graduate Texts in Physics
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Ervin B. Podgorsak
Street Date: December 6, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-9828
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