Chemistry - Industrial & Applied Chemistry
The types of radiation routinely used for medical diagnosis and treatment ranges from different kinds of electromagnetic radiation (radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray) to ultrasound. Keeping pace with all the different methods, their specific advantages and their hidden dangers is almost impossible.
Written by experienced experts mainly from the US, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview over the principles, advantages and potential risks of all radiation-based methods commonly used. Volume A describes the acting mechanisms for different types of radiation, volume B focuses on their clinical applications, the information collected by each method and their potential risks.
An indispensable reference work for (radiation) physicians, biophysicists and medical engineers.