Advances in Radiation Biology: Effects of Low Dose and Low Dose Rate Ionizing v. 16

Advances in Radiation Biology: Effects of Low Dose and Low Dose Rate Ionizing v. 16

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This volume is a summary of the effects of exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation. Sources of such radiation include nuclear reactors, the workplace and the home (radon).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 158.75 x 230 x 19.05mm | 658g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • references, index
  • 0120354160
  • 9780120354160

Table of contents

Introduction and overview, O.F. Nygaard and W.K. Sinclair; track structure considerations in low dose and low dose rate effects of ionizing radiation, D.T. Goodhead; dose time response models for radiation carcinogenesis, S.B. Curtis and D.C. Thomas; radiation-induced mutation in mammalian cells at low doses and dose rates, J. Thacker; commentary to Thacker - a consideration of the mechanisms of induction of mutations in mammalian cells by low doses and dose rates of ionizing radiation, R. Julian Preston; oncogenic cell transformation "in vitro", R. Cox and J.B. Little; commentary to Cox and Little - the unbridged gap between "in vivo" and "in vitro" models for evaluation of low dose, low dose rate radiation induced oncogenic transformation, M. Terzaghi-Howe; Commentary to Cox and Little - radiation-induced oncogenic transformation - the interplay between dose, dose protraction and radiation quality, D.J. Brenner and E.J. Hall; the role of animal experiments in estimates of radiation risk, R.J.M. Fry; commentary to Fry - radiation carcinogenesis studies in animals - advantages, limitations and caveats, J.J. Broerse and D.W. van Bekkum; radiation carcinogenesis in humans, W.J. Schull and K.M. Weiss; commentary to Schull and Weiss - low dose extrapolation, time following exposure and transport between populations, C.E. Land; commentary to Schull and Weiss - increased definition of abnormal radiosensitivity - the search for the diagnostic "holy grail" or a poisoned chalice, C.F. Arlett; commentary to Schull and Weiss - increased definition of abnormal radiosensitivity using low dose rate testing, N.E. Gentner; radiation protection - recent recommendations of the ICRP and the NCRP and their biological basis.
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