by Bernard Shleien, Lester A., Jr. Slaback, Brian Birky
|Scinta, Inc The first trade edition of this compilation of
health and health physics data meant to be used as a daily reference by
practitioners, technologists, and students. 11 U.S. contributors.
by James E. Turner
|Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection offers
professionals and advanced students a comprehensive background in the
major concepts of radiation and radiation protection. Covering both the
basic physics of radiation and its applications, it provides a lucid and
coherent account of the origins and properties of the different kinds of
ionizing radiation, its detection and measurement, and the procedures
used to protect people and the environment from its harmful effects.
This book illustrates the basic physical principles with an abundance of
practical, worked-out examples, numerical problems, real world
applications, and data. This thoroughly updated Second Edition includes
expanded treatment of biological effects, radon, risk assessment, and
Researchers, administrators, and graduate students
in health physics, environmental sciences, nuclear engineering, medical
physics, and other fields involved with ionizing radiation will find
Atoms, Radiation, and Radiation Protection an invaluable guide to a
vitally important area.
by Herman Cember
|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.
by Herman Cember, Thomas E. Johnson
|"Introduction to Health Physics Solutions Manual"
is an essential tool for graduate and undergraduate health physics
students. It is an excellent companion to the textbook "Introduction to
Health Physics" as it provides outstanding examples of how to approach
and solve practical health physics problems.
In addition to giving new students an understanding of fundamental
health physics principles and preparing them for exams, the solutions
manual is great for refreshers and day to day health physics work.
Buying both of these books together is a must!
by Jacob Shapiro
|This highly successful manual has served for
nearly three decades as the definitive guide to the safe use of
radioactive materials. Completely revised and updated, the fourth
edition presents a new dimension by adding coverage of nonionizing
radiation, and is thus concerned with the entire field of radiation
The author takes the novel approach of introducing
the whole range of energies possessed by particles and electromagnetic
waves at the beginning of the text, thus integrating coverage of
ionizing and nonionizing radiation rather than considering them as two
separate disciplines. He goes on to cover the entire spectrum of
radiation sources, including radionuclides, x-ray machines,
accelerators, nuclear reactors, power lines, microwave towers, and
With its expanded coverage, including a broader
focus on public health issues, this new volume will serve as an
important training and reference resource, not only for research
scientists, physicians, and engineers, but for regulatory officials,
attorneys, engineers, and environmental health and safety professionals.
The breadth of citations alone makes this resource invaluable.
by Joseph John Bevelacqua
|Radiation litigation, the cleanup and
decommissioning of nuclear facilities, radon exposure, nuclear medicine,
food irradiation, stricter regulatory climate--these are some of the
reasons health physics and radiation protection professionals are
increasingly called upon to upgrade their skills.
Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board
of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other
certification examinations, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions
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 an 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.
by James E. Martin
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.
* 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
* Extensive appendices and more than 400 figures
by Joseph John Bevelacqua
|Comprehensive, authoritative, extremely
practical—prepares you for virtually any challenge faced by the
contemporary health physicist.
Contemporary Health Physics offers a
balanced presentation of all important concepts, calculations, and
techniques essential to a full working knowledge of radiation exposure
assessments. Not another dry presentation of the basic facts,
calculations, and routines, it is specifically designed to help readers
to learn, think, and respond like professionals in the field. Featuring
a unique, real-world orientation and hundreds of worked examples
presented within the context of various scenarios, it prepares readers
for the rigors of performing quick, accurate radiation assessments in
virtually any routine or emergency situation.
Features more than 375 worked examples
developed within the context of scenarios covering the full gamut of
- The only book covering the entire
radiation protection field, including the medical, university,
reactor, fuel cycle, environmental, and accelerator areas
- Explores key topics in radiation
basics, external and internal dosimetry, the biological effects of
ionizing radiation, and more
- Written by a former chairman of the
American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners,
it is indispensable to students preparing for the ABHP Comprehensive
Three Mile Island and Chernobyl, the
cleanup of USDOE facilities, the expanded use of nuclear medicine,
mounting public anxiety over radon exposure...these are a few of the
catalysts driving today's growing demand for radiation protection
professionals. In an effort to meet that demand, nearly fifty colleges
and universities in the US currently offer health physics programs, and
more are planned for the near future. And while a number of fine
academic texts have appeared in recent years, surprisingly, until now,
none have been specifically designed to train budding health physicists
to think and respond like professionals.
Contemporary Health Physics does that and
much more. Written by a former chairman of the American Board of Health
Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners with more than twenty years of
professional and academic experience in the health physics field, it
offers a uniquely balanced presentation of all theoretical and practical
issues essential to a full working knowledge of radiation exposure
assessments. The only book covering the entire radiation protection
field, it includes detailed coverage of the medical, university,
reactor, fuel cycle, environmental, and accelerator areas, and explores
key topics in radiation basics, external and internal dosimetry, the
biological effects of ionizing radiation, and more.
But that is only half the story.
Contemporary Health Physics offers far more than the essential facts,
figures, and routines found in most texts and references. With the help
of more than 375 worked examples developed within the context of various
scenarios covering the full gamut 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. An excellent resource for upper-level students
and anyone preparing to take the American Board of Health Physics
Comprehensive Examination, Contemporary Health Physics is also a
valuable resource for professionals who would like to expand their scope
and sharpen their skills.
by James E. Martin, Chul Lee
|Many health and scientific professionals
require a basic understanding of radiological safety principles, even
and especially if they are not specialists in radiological health.
Principles of Radiological Health and Safety is designed for this
purpose as well as a resource for safety personnel who also handle
radiation safety duties. It is a text of basic concepts needed in
broad-based protection programs, with real-world examples and practice
problems to demonstrate principles and hone skills.
Resource data for practical problems in
radiation protection are provided along with illustrative examples of
their use. For example, modes and energies of radioactive
transformation, radiation attenuation and absorption, dose coefficients,
and environmental transport parameters are included for many of the
common circumstances encountered in laboratory and industrial settings.
these are cross referenced to standard compendiums for straightforward
use when more in-depth listings need to be consulted. Other topics
-Atom structure and radioactivity
-Radiation protection standards and programs
-Radiation interactions and dose
-Environmental radiological assessment
-Internal radiation dosimetry
Safety professionals as well as students
and teachers will find Principles of Radiological Health and Safety to
be an invaluable addition to their professional and academic libraries.