Radiobiology, also known as radiation biology, is a field of clinical and basic medical sciences that involves the study of the action of ionising radiation on living things.
This handbook is a complete guide to radiobiology for postgraduate students. Beginning with an overview of human biology and radiation physics, the following chapters explain the interaction of radiation with cells, its beneficial damage to cancer cells, and adverse effects on normal cells and organs.
The final sections of the book cover time, dose and fractionation models, and radiation safety and protection.
Enhanced by images and tables, this useful reference text is presented in a logical format with simple terms to assist learning and understanding.
- Complete guide to radiobiology for postgraduate students
- Covers beneficial damage to cancer cells and adverse effects on normal cells
- Explains time, dose and fractionation models
- Logical, easytounderstandformat
Thayalan Kuppusamy MPhil PhD
Consultant Medical Physicist, Dr Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai; Professor (Retired), Madras Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India