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Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research - Herman W. Knoche

Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research

Hardcover Published: 5th September 1991
ISBN: 9780195058062
Number Of Pages: 448

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This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to use radioisotopes through short training courses or as part of laboratory courses in biology and biochemistry. This text was written for use in courses on the theoretical aspects of radioisotopic methods or for self-study and reference; it assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and develops mathematical discussions slowly and clearly. The focus of the book is on the topics listed on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application: principles and practices of radiation protection; radioactivity measurement, standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments; mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and biological effects of radiation.

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"This is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical students covering . . . radioisotope methodology and safety. It assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and develops mathematical discussions slowly and clearly." --Recensioni, Instituto Behring S.p.A. "[It] is an excellent reference for those who are interested in learning the theory of radioisotopic methods in biology and chemistry. The text is clearly organized and well-written. The text is useful for gaining an understanding of the scientific approach to the general theory and use of radionuclides in biological and medical research." --American Journal of Roentgenology "The clear presentation of fundamental material would make the book a good preclinical text and quality reading for the radiation safety officer. The author claims twenty-five years of experience in teaching introductory courses in radioisotopic methods, and that experience is evident on almost every page." --Clinical Nuclear Medicine "The book is well written and organized in a logical format. . . . an ample number of high-quality illustrations supplement the text. The clear and detailed presentation of subject matter, along with the use of practical examples and problem sets, provide some elements of a self-study text. I recommend it highly." --Investigative Radiology ". . . the book is good value for money, being well produced and surprisingly readable despite the weight of physics and mathematics." --K.R.F. Elliott, Federation of European Biochemical Societies "Very comprehensive and up to date LSC applications and methodology."--Richard Tullis, California State University, Hayward. "Superb up-to-date text!"--Beth Hoskins, PhD, University of Mississippi Medical Center

1: An Overview of Regulations and Responsibilities for Users of Radioactive Materials PART I. Review of Nuclear Physics 2: Atomic and Nuclear Structure 3: Nuclear Decay Processes 4: Radioactive Decay and Labeled Compounds 5: Interactions of Radiation with Matter PART II. Detection and Measurement of Radioactivity 6: Detection of Radioactivity by Gas Ionization Methods 7: Detection of Radioactivity by Solid Scintilation Methods 8: Liquid Scintillation: Theory of Detection and Instrument Design 9: Liquid Scintillation: Practical Aspects 10: Liquid Scintillation: Sample Preparation and Counting Atypical Emissions 11: Detection of Radioactivity by Semiconductors 12: Autoradiographic Methods 13: Statistical Methods for Counting Data PART III: Biological Effects of Radiation and Radiation Safety 14: Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation 15: Radiation Protection Standards and Dose Calculations 16: Practical Aspects of Radiation Protection PART IV: Radiotracer Methodology 17: Use of Labeled Compounds in Tracer Experiments 18: Radioimmunoassay and Isotope Dilution

ISBN: 9780195058062
ISBN-10: 0195058062
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 5th September 1991
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.91

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