Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, 4e
Thoroughly updated and revised, this time-tested features full color illustrations and a vibrant, easy-to-use design. Information is presented in a style that builds from basic to more complex concepts. It covers essential information on the biological effects of ionizing radiation and radiation protection, helping readers ensure the safe medical use of ionizing radiation. The book also discusses 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 personnel radiation protection practices. The 4th edition features new illustrations, more review questions, and extensive new and updated material throughout.Vivid full-color design enhances and reinforces important concepts and learning features.Chapter outlines and objectives clarify the progression of material within each chapter and make discussions easy to follow.Highlighted key terms indicate important terminology at a glanceSummaries and review questions allow students to test their understanding of important facts.Updated content, including extensive material on new radiation quantities and units, reflects the latest National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP) recommendations. Revised sections on fetal dose, mammography, spiral CT, and patient and personnel protection information provide the latest in radiation technology.Historical updates on the survivors and those affected by Hiroshima, Chernobyl, and Three Mile Island incidents illustrate the long-term effects of radiation on humans.New illustrations, tables, graphs, and boxes enhance updated content and to better illustrate and summarize text material.New and updated review questions reflect revised text content and the current ASRT radiography program curriculum.New Instructor's Electronic Resource provides a computerized testbank, instructor's manual, and illustrations from the text to aid in classroom preparations.
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About the Author
Mary Alice Statkiewicz-Sherer, AS, RT(R), FASRT, Radiography Education Consultant, Staff Radiographer, Summit Medical Center, Hermitage, TN
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