1. Introduction 2. Review of Physical Principles 3. Atomic and Nuclear Structure 4. Radiation Sources 5. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 6. Radiation Dosimetry 7. Biological Basis for Radiation Safety 8. Radiation Safety Guides 9. Health Physics Instrumentation 10. External Radiation Safety 11. Internal Radiation Safety 12. Criticality 13. Evaluation of Radiation Safety Measures 14. Nonionizing Radiation Safety Appendix A: Values of Some Useful Constants Appendix B: Table of the Elements Appendix C: The Reference Person Overall Specifications Appendix D: Source in Bladder Contents Appendix E: Total Mass Attenuation Coefficients Appendix F: Mass Energy Absorption Coefficients Answers to Problems Index
Herman Cember, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
Thomas E. Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO.
"Overall, this is a good introductory health physics book for students in health and medical physics and could be used as a study guide and reference by health and medical physicists. The fourth edition has improvements and updates over the third edition, including the addition of NCRP 147 shielding methodology and ICRP 66 respiratory tract dosimetric model, the discussion of machine sources of radiation, and a revamped chapter on non-ionizing radiation."--Doody's Review Service Doody's 20081105