Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry
1. Edition July 2017
XLII, 958 Pages, Hardcover
Unique textbook with a straightforward presentation of the concepts underlying radiological physics and radiation dosimetry. The topics are laid out in a logical sequence, making them easier for students to follow, and the text is supplemented by numerous diagrams and tables.
A new, comprehensively updated follow-up to the acclaimed textbook by F.H. Attix (Introduction to Radiological Physics and Radiation Dosimetry) taking into account the substantial developments in dosimetry since its first edition. This monograph covers charged and uncharged particle interactions at a level consistent with the advanced use of the Monte Carlo method in dosimetry; radiation quantities, macroscopic behaviour and the characterization of radiation fields and beams are covered in detail. A number of chapters include addenda presenting derivations and discussions that offer new insight into established dosimetric principles and concepts. The theoretical aspects of dosimetry are given in the comprehensive chapter on cavity theory, followed by the description of primary measurement standards, ionization chambers, chemical dosimeters and solid state detectors. Chapters on applications include reference dosimetry for standard and small fields in radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology and interventional procedures, dosimetry of unsealed and sealed radionuclide sources, and neutron beam dosimetry. The topics are presented in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence and the text is supplemented by numerous illustrative diagrams, tables and appendices.
For senior undergraduate- or graduate-level students and professionals.
Charged-Particle Interactions with Matter
Uncharged-Particle Interactions with Matter
Field and Dosimetric Quantities, Radiation Equilibrium
Elementary Aspects of the Attenuation of Uncharged Particles
Macroscopic Aspects of the Transport of Radiation through Matter
Characterization of Radiation Quality
Monte Carlo Simulation of the Transport of Radiation through Matter
Overview of Radiation Detectors and Measurements
Primary Radiation Standards
Solid State Detector Dosimetry
Reference Dosimetry for External Beam Radiation Therapy
Dosimetry for Small and Composite Radiotherapy Photon Beams
Reference Dosimetry for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Absorbed Dose Determination for Radionuclides