Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research
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Radioisotopic Methods for Biological and Medical Research

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This book is an up-to-date textbook for biologists and biomedical scientists covering the basics of radioisotope methodology and safety. Radioisotopes are widely used in biological and medical research, particularly in biochemistry. Graduate students and technicians usually learn how to use radioisotopes through short training courses or as part of laboratory courses in biology and biochemistry. This text was written for use in courses on the theoretical aspects of radioisotopic methods or for self-study and reference; it assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and develops mathematical discussions slowly and clearly. The focus of the book is on the topics listed on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's license application: principles and practices of radiation protection; radioactivity measurement, standardization and monitoring techniques and instruments; mathematics and calculations basic to the use and measurement of radioactivity; and biological effects of radiation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • black and white photographs, line drawings and tables
  • 0195058062
  • 9780195058062
  • 2,044,391

Table of contents

An overview of regulations and responsibilities for users of radioactive materials; I- Review of nuclear physics; II- Detection and measurement of radioactivity; III- Biological effects of radiation and radiation safety; IV- Radiotracer methodology; Appendices.show more

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it really covers all of the basic aspects of tracer methods ... Dr. Knoche deserves credit for his precise but simple delineation of "difficult" scientific and practical subjects in all chapters. This book is well written and a treasure cove of important information for scientists involved in basic research. It would be very useful for a formal lecture course, and I recommend it highly. * E.K.J. Pauwels, Leiden, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine (1992) * A comprehensive account of the use of radioisotopes in biology * Aslib Book Guide * assumes little knowledge of radioactive materials and develops mathematical discussions slowly and clearly. * Recensioni *show more