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Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology

Practical Radiation Protection and Applied Radiobiology 


  • Steven B. Dowd
  • Elwin R. Tilson


  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders; 2 edition (April 15, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0721675239
  • ISBN-13: 978-0721675237
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.34 pounds


Book Description

The latest edition of this text presents both theory and clinical practice of radiation protection and radiobiology — from X-ray production and nuclear medicine to radiation therapy. Updated to reflect recent regulations, this text serves as a complete review for national certification exams as well as a useful review for clinical practice. 

Book Info

Univ. of Alabama, Birmingham. Brandon/Hill Allied Health List selection (#305). For students in radiation therapy. Discusses the why and how of protection from ionizing radiation. Two-tone illustrations. Previous edition: c1994. Softcover. DNLM: Radiation Protection–methods.  


Excellent enhancement to the first edition, June 6, 2000

I’ve found the first edition of the book to be quite useful for teaching radiology residents and studying for board exams. One of the best features of the book is that it is emminently readable and relatively uncluttered with jargon. The second edition expands on the first with additional material in each chapter, and considerably more pictures that are illustrative, rather than just eye candy. Concepts in radiation protection are further illustrated and reinforced by case studies. Any one in the radiological field would do well to have this text as part of their bookshelf. Those with the first edition, I recommend upgrading to the second edition.