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An Introduction to Radiation Dosimetry : Techniques of Measurement in Medicine - S. Lovell

An Introduction to Radiation Dosimetry

Techniques of Measurement in Medicine

By: S. Lovell

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Published: 12th November 1979
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First published in 1979, this volume presents an elementary and, as far as is practicable, non-mathematical introduction to radiation dosimetry. Where it proved necessary to use mathematical notation, it was kept to a simple level. The volume treats dosimetry from first principles, dealing with the interaction of the various radiations with matter, then defining dosimetric quantities and units and showing how the more important ones are measured. It concludes with a brief chapter on radiation protection. Although a number of dosimetric systems are described in some detail the treatment is by no means encyclopaedic. SI units appear throughout, including some which were not yet in universal use when the book was first published. Where it was considered necessary, the older non-SI units were also defined and conversion factors were given.

Preface
Some introductory ideas
Ionizing radiations and their interaction with matter at the atomic level
The effects of ionizing radiation on matter in bulk
Dosimetric quantities and units
The measurement of exposure
Methods of measuring dose
Thermoluminescent and photographic dosimetry
Radiation protection
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521294973
ISBN-10: 0521294975
Series: Techniques of Measurement in Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 12th November 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.19  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.2