Human Radiation Injury.
Human Radiation Injury
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Publication Date: 2010
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781605470115

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Human Radiation Injury is a concise but thorough presentation of known toxicities of radiation exposure in humans. This unique text is the only single reference available that studies the risks to humans from medical, environmental, and accidental or terrorist-related exposure to radiation. The chapters cover modern understanding of the molecular and cellular events involved in radiation injury, the known dose-effect relationships for human organ systems, and a full discussion of normal tissue toxicity related to therapeutic radiation. Recommended guidelines are outlined and the best available treatments following injury are also detailed.

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--First complete reference on dose-related toxicities following radiosurgery or conventional radiotherapy
--Deals with organ-specific effects of low dose as well as therapeutic radiation exposure
--Includes information on best available treatments following injury
Jay Loeffler MD
Herman and Joan Suit Professor, Harvard Medical School; Chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Dennis C. Shrieve MD, PhD
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah


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ISBN/ISSN: 9781605470115
Product Format: Hardbound
Trim Size: 8.375 x 10.875
Pages: 560
Pub Date: 2010
Weight: 3.9

1: Biology

2: Radiation Pathology Normal Tissue Injury

3: Normal Tissue Radiobiology

4: Fractionation

5: Agents Impacting Radiosensitivity

6: Co-Morbidities

7: Carcinogenesis

8: Atomic Bomb Survivors

9: Optimization of Treatment Delivery

10: Systemic Radiotherapy

11: Effects of Whole Body Exposure

12: Response to Radiologic Terrorism

13: Radiation Effects on Space Travel

14: Nuclear Power Plants

15: Embryo and Fetus

16: Brain Neurocognitive

17: Hypothalamic Pituitary Axis

18: Optic Nerve, Eye and Adnexa

19: Cranial Nerves

20: Brainstem

21: Spine

22: Peripheral Nerve

23: Brachial Plexus

24: Necrosis

25: Vascular Effects

26: Measures to Treat Radiation Injury in the CNS

27: Head and Neck

28: Lung

29: Cardiac

30: Liver

31: Kidney and Adrenal

32: Bladder, Prostate, and Urethra

33: Sexual Function

34: Testes

35: Ovary

36: Vagina

37: Esophagus

38: Small Bowel and Colon

39: Pancreas

40: Stomach

41: Rectum and Anus

42: Breast

43: Bone

44: Skin, Hair, Pigmentation, and Wound Healing

45: Treatment of Late Radiation Injury

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