Radiation Pathology

Radiation Pathology

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Radiation Pathology is an up-to-date compendium of the effects of ionizing radiation on human tissues. It will be of great value to radiation oncologists, pathologists, and other professionals. The early chapters deal with basic science: physics, radiobiology, genetics, etc. The circumstances of human exposures (therapeutic, accidental, warfare) are then considered in the light of extensive epidemiological data. Acute radiation syndromes and radiation cardiogenesis are described in detail, including recent information on mechanisms of oncogenesis. For the benefit of readers who are not radiation oncologists, two chapters outline the current uses of radiation in therapy and in diagnosis, including the various applications of radionuclides. The bulk of the text deals with radiopathology and its morphologic expression. An overview orients the reader and classifies the main types of lesions. The chapters on specific organs or organ systems are consistently divided into sections to facilitate rapid retrieval of information on: normal structure, tolerance doses, experimental studies, morphology and pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations. The authors' lucid, well-organized descriptions will inform radiation oncologists about the types of injury to be expected, and will guide pathologists in making different diagnoses.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 221 x 284.5 x 35.6mm | 2,018.51g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous colour and black and white line illustrations
  • 0195110234
  • 9780195110234

Table of contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Basic radiation physics, chemistry and biology; 2. Exposure of human populations to ionizing radiation; 3. Acute radiation syndromes; 4. Mutations and genetic effects; 5. Consequences of fetal and childhood exposures; 6. Radiation-induced life shortening; 7. Radiation and host defense mechanisms; 8. Radiation carcinogenesis; 9. Diagnostic radiology; 10. Techniques and technology in the practice of radiotherapy; 11. Overview of radiation injury in organs and tissues; 12. Cardiovascular system: Heart, Blood Vessels; 13. Respiratory tract: Larynx, Lung; 14. Alimentary Tract: Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine, Colon; 15. Liver; 16. Pancreas; 17. Salivary Glands; 18. Urinary System: Kidney, Ureter, Bladder, Urethra; 19. Female reproductive organs: Uterus, Ovary, Tube, Vagina; 20. Mammary gland; 21. Male reproductive organs: Testis, Prostate, Penis; 22. Endocrine glands: Pituitary, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal; 23. Nervous System; 24. Musculo-skeletal system; 25. Hematopoietic tissue; 26. Lymphopoietic organs; 27. Organs of special senses; 28. Skin; 29. Differential diagnosis of atypical cells in irradiated tissues; 30. Risk assessment and public perceptions of risk; Concluding Thoughts; Glossaryshow more