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The application of radiation to medical problems plays an ever-increasing role in diagnosis and treatment of disease. It is essential that medical physicists have the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to implement radiation protection as new techniques are developed. Practical Radiation Protection in Healthcare provides a practical guide for medical physicists and others involved with radiation protection in the healthcare environment. The guidance is based on principles set out in current recommendations of the International Commission for Radiological Protection and methods developed by a variety of professional bodies. Written by practitioners experienced in the field this practical reference manual covers both established techniques and new areas of application. This new edition has be fully revised and updated to cover new requirements linked to the increased knowledge of radiation effects, and the development of new technology. Each specialist area is covered in a separate chapter to allow easy reference with individual chapters being assigned to different types of non-ionising radiations.Tabulated data is included to allow the reader to carry out calculations for situations encountered frequently without reference to further texts.
Oxford University Press
January 1, 2015
About the author
David Sutton has worked as a hospital-based Medical Physicist for over 30 years. His work and research has involved the physics of nuclear medicine, radiation protection in medicine, and the optimisation of radiation protection in diagnostic radiology. Dr Sutton is chair of the UK radiation protection accreditation body RPA2000, has been involved in several UK medical physics initiatives and has acted as an expert for the IAEA. He is an associate editor of the British Journal of Radiology.
Review from previous edition This is the book I have been seeking for years to use as the text for my radiation protection course for graduate medical physics students... a superb textbook for all those interested in radiation protection in medicine. I highly recommend it to professional medical physicists, students and teachers. Medical Physics, Vol 30, No 5 The text is easily readable and more than adequately delivers the objectives of the editors... The contributors and editors should be commended on the production of such an excellent text. Radiation Protection Dosimetry, Vol 106, No 2