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Radiobiology for the Radiologist

In print since 1972, this seventh edition of "Radiobiology for the Radiologist" is the most extensively revised to date. It consists of two sections, one for those studying or practicing diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology; the other for those engaged in the study or clinical practice of radiation oncology - a new chapter, on radiologic terrorism, is specifically for those in the radiation sciences who would manage exposed individuals in the event of a terrorist event. The 17 chapters in Section I represent a general introduction to radiation biology and a complete, self-contained course especially for residents in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine that follows 'the Syllabus in Radiation Biology of the RSNA'. The 11 chapters in Section II address more in-depth topics in radiation oncology, such as cancer biology, retreatment after radiotherapy, chemotherapeutic agents and hyperthermia. Now in full color, this lavishly illustrated new edition is replete with tables and figures that underscore essential concepts. Each chapter concludes with a "summary of pertinent conclusions" to facilitate quick review and help readers retain important information.
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Section I: For Students of Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Oncology 1. Physics and Chemistry of Radiation Absorption2. Molecular Mechanisms of DNA and Chromosome Damage and Repair3. Cell Survival Curves4. Radiosensitivity and Cell Age in the Mitotic Cycle5. Fractionated Radiation and the Dose-Rate Effect6. Oxygen Effect and Reoxygenation7. Linear Energy Transfer and Relative Biologic Effectiveness8. Acute Radiation Syndrome9. Radioprotectors10. Radiation Carcinogenesis11. Heritable Effects of Radiation12. Effects of Radiation on the Embryo and Fetus13. Radiation Cataractogenesis14. Radiological Terrorism15. Molecular Imaging16. Doses and Risks in Diagnostic Radiology, Interventional Radiology and Cardiology, and Nuclear Medicine17. Radiation Protection Section II: For Students of Radiation Oncology18. Cancer Biology19. Dose-Response Relationships for Model Normal Tissues20. Clinical Response of Normal Tissues21. Model Tumor Systems22. Cell, Tissue, and Tumor Kinetics23. Time, Dose, and Fractionation in Radiotherapy24. Retreatment after Radiotherapy: The Possibilities and the Perils.25. Alternative Radiation Modalities26. The Biology and Exploitation of Tumor Hypoxia27. Chemotherapeutic Agents from the Perspective of the Radiation Biologist28. Hyperthermia


"Radiobiology for the Radiologist 7th edition does an admirable job carrying on the tradition set by its predecessors. It retains the succinct and understandable style that one familiar with older additions would expect while adding color illustrations which will no doubt appeal to many new adopters of the title. Once again, this book can be recommended with no reservation to radiologists in training, graduate students in the biomedical sciences who employ radiation in their research, and all others who are interested in learning foundational information about this fascinating area of science and medicine. " -

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