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Radiation Face, 2013

Abe Jennings’ parents finally got him out of the zone and into Keystone. A decent town where everyone looks normal and the streets aren't filled with sludge. The best part is the lack of giant monsters destroying the place. That’s all fine and dandy for his parents, but Abe has no interest in staying there. The kids treat him like a second class citizen. And thanks to the radiation back home, he was born with a face only a mother could ...


Radiation Detection and Measurement
Glenn F. Knoll

Wiley, 2010

This is the resource that engineers turn to in the study of radiation detection. The fourth edition takes into account the technical developments that continue to enhance the instruments and techniques available for the detection and spectroscopy of ionizing radiation. New coverage is presented on ROC curves, micropattern gas detectors, new sensors for scintillation light, and the excess noise factor. Revised discussions are also included on ...


Target Volume Delineation and Field Setup: A Practical Guide for Conformal and Intensity-Modulated Radiation ...

Springer, 2012

This handbook will enable radiation oncologists to appropriately and confidently select and delineate tumor volumes/fields for conformal radiation therapy, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in patients with commonly encountered cancers. The orientation of this handbook  is entirely practical, in that the focus is on the illustration of clinical target volume (CTV) delineation for each major malignancy. Each chapter ...


Radiation Protective Foods: A Menu For The Nuclear Age
Sara Shannon

AuthorHouse, 2012

Low level radiation is all around us. Radiation Protective Foods (formerly Diet for the Atomic Age) was one of the first books to examine this crucial health problem and to offer a course of action that any individual can follow. Based upon years of research, the author has gathered together medical data clearly showing that certain foods and supplements have protective properties that can safeguard you from low level radiation. The author ...


Understanding Radiation and Radioactivity: A Physics 101 Tutorial (Physics 101 Tutorials), 2011

Do you need a quick tutorial on radiation and radioactivity? Understanding Radiation and Radioactivity: A Physics 101 Tutorial clearly explains the concepts underlying radioactivity and radiation. Written by a professor with a PhD in astrophysics and over 30 years experience teaching physics and astronomy, this tutorial will be useful for anyone who needs to know more about radiation. This tutorial is written for students from middle school ...


Fukushima Meltdown & Modern Radiation: Protecting Ourselves and Our Future Generations
Dr. John W. Apsley II

Temet Nosce Publications, 2012

Not long ago, the U.S. Public Health Service revealed that only one point five percent (1.5%) of all Americans were healthy. So it is no wonder Americans rank 31st in the world for life expectancy, suffer the 7th highest cancer rate among all countries, and rank behind no less than 40 countries that have lower infant mortality rates. This begs the question: Why? Prior to 1952, the mortality rate from all sources was dramatically declining. After ...


Fighting Radiation and Chemical Pollutants With Foods, Herbs and Vitamins: Documented Natural Remedies That ...
Steven R. Schechter

Vitality Ink, 1990

Our physical and emotional health is constantly impacted by innumerable threatens - from indoor radon gas to chemical toxins to cigarette smoke to polluted air and water. Here at last is a practical guide that will reduce the risks of these and other toxins of our nuclear and industrial age. In this comprehensive self-help manual, naturopathic doctor Steve Schechter shows you how to use widely available foods, herbs, vitamins and mineral, as ...


Radiation Days: The Rollicking, Lighthearted Story of a Man and His Cancer
Lynn Hoffman

Skyhorse Publishing, 2014

What's it worth to you to live another year? Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days , a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer. How many arrows will you put up with? How often are you willing to puke? What's a good day, no, what's a good enough day? Is there anything in your life that you care about so much that you'll let the archer shoot every day rather than take Death's ...


Radiation: What It Is, What You Need to Know (Vintage)
Robert Peter Gale, Eric Lax

Vintage, 2013

The universe was born in a nuclear explosion. We live on a radioactive planet. Without radiation there would be not life. And yet radiation remains deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Dr. Robert Peter Gale—one of the world’s leading experts on the subject—and Eric Lax set the record straight about subjects like uranium, plutonium, iodine-131, X-Rays, CT scans, and the radiation of food, while lucidly debunking myths about ...


A Field Guide to Radiation
Wayne Biddle

Penguin Books, 2012

A comprehensive and accessible guide to understanding how radiation affects our everyday lives Nuclear energy, X-rays, radon, cell phones . . . radiation is part of the way we live on a daily basis, and yet the sources and repercussions of our exposure to it remain mysterious. Now Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Wayne Biddle offers a first-of-its-kind guide to understanding this fundamental aspect of the universe. From fallout to radiation ...


Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7e
Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer AS RT(R) FASRT, Paula J. Visconti PhD DABR, ...

Mosby, 2013

A full-color resource, Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 7th Edition makes it easy to understand both basic and complex concepts in radiation protection, biology, and physics. Concise coverage promotes the safe use of ionizing radiation in all imaging modalities, including the effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of ...


Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 6e
Kelli Haynes MSRS RT(R), Mary Alice Statkiewicz Sherer AS RT(R) FASRT, ...

Mosby, 2010

Sherer's Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography provides vital information on radiation protection and biology in a clear, concise, and easy-to-understand manner. Building from basic to more complex concepts, this book also presents radiation physics, cell structure, effects of radiation on humans at the cellular and systemic levels, regulatory and advisory limits for human exposure to radiation, and the implementation of patient and ...


Radiation Oncology: Difficult Cases and Practical Management

Demos Medical, 2013

Radiation Oncology provides residents, fellows, and clinicians with a practical, evidence-based guide to the current management of difficult cases in radiation oncology. Emphasis is on the management of those clinical challenges commonly seen in practice that the community practitioner would normally handle without outside referral. The book offers comparisons of treatment approaches to difficult situations, allowing the reader to compare ...


Radiation Oncology Study Guide

Springer, 2013

Radiation Oncology Study Guide is a comprehensive study aid for radiation oncology residents preparing for the American Board of Radiology Radiation Oncology Initial Certification board exam. Presenting the fundamental principles of radiation oncology, the book covers the most salient and commonly tested facts on the exam. Organized by specific disease sites, each chapter presents a series of questions and answers that present clinical ...


Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

CRC Press, 2014

Written by internationally known experts in the field, Stereotactic Radiosurgery and Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy examines one of the fastest-developing subspecialties within radiation oncology. Unlike traditional techniques that deliver many small doses of radiation over days or weeks, stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) delivers large doses of radiation in one to five sessions to a precisely ...


Radiation Therapy Planning
Gunilla Bentel

McGraw-Hill Professional, 1995

A Doody's Core Title for 2011! All new expanded edition provides step-by-step guidelines on performing the technical aspects of radiation therapy. Important new coverage includes treatment preparation, 3-D treatment planning, dosimetry, new technologies, documentation, and quality assurance. In addition, you'll find added treatment planning guidelines by body region, and an expanded art program including many new 4-color illustrations.


Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based Review
Boris Hristov MD, Steven H. Lin MD PhD, ...

LWW, 2010

Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based Review is a comprehensive active learning tool for medical students, residents, and junior attending physicians in radiation oncology. The first question-and-answer review book in this field, it will help professionals quickly and efficiently review specific topics in clinical radiation oncology. Organized in chapters and sections by site, the book covers in detail all the sites and cancer types currently ...


Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions
K.S. Clifford Chao MD, Carlos A. Perez MD, ...

LWW, 2011

Ideal for on-the-spot consultation, this pocket manual,  Radiation Oncology: Management Decisions,   provides easily accessible information for residents and practitioners in radiation oncology. It presents the most essential information that is immediately required in the clinical setting. The first eight chapters of the book focus on key basic concepts; the remaining 46 chapters describe treatment regimens for all cancer sites and tumor ...


Radiation Biology of Medical Imaging
Charles A. Kelsey, Philip H. Heintz, ...

Wiley-Blackwell, 2014

This book provides a thorough yet concise introduction to quantitative radiobiology and radiation physics, particularly the practical and medical application. Beginning with a discussion of the basic science of radiobiology, the book explains the fast processes that initiate damage in irradiated tissue and the kinetic patterns in which such damage is expressed at the cellular level. The final section is presented in a highly practical handbook ...


Radiation Oncology - A Question Based Review 2nd Edition

LWW, 2014

Test and solidify your knowledge of radiation oncology with  Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based Review . This book’s Q&A format doesn’t merely encourage rote memorization, but expounds on most answers’ reasoning, background information, and clinical context to foster your complete understanding. Written by top experts, with each chapter authored by at least one resident and one faculty member,  Radiation Oncology: A Question-Based ...



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