Radiobiology for the Radiologist 8th Edition 2019 (2018) (PDF) Eric J. Hall

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Radiobiology for the Radiologist 8th Edition 2019 (2018) (PDF) Eric J. Hall

Basic Information:

  • Year: 2018
  • Page Number: 624
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 16.36 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Eric J. Hall

Description:

Considered the “gold standard” in the field for over 45 years, Radiobiology for the Radiologist combines traditional and molecular radiation biology principles and appeals to students, residents, and veteran clinical practitioners. This edition continues the two-part format of previous editions and features brand-new chapters, thoroughly updated content, and hundreds of figures that provide a visual context to the information in each chapter.

Mirrors the format of the Syllabus in Radiation Biology prepared by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Written for residents, researchers, and graduate students in radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology, and medical physics

User’s Review:

This textbook was used for a graduate-level course I recently completed in Radiation Biology, part of a Masters Degree program in Radiation Health Physics.

The material is thorough and begins with the fundamental physics and chemistry that are necessary to understand the effects of radiation on cells, continuing to cover the radiosensitivity of cells at various points of their mitotic cycles, the impact of oxygen levels in cells, radiation dose levels and effects, treatments and historical exposures, and much more. The text is generously supplemented with illustrations, photographs, and charts. Each chapter concludes with a ‘summary of pertinent conclusions’ which help to reinforce the key concepts covered.

For students with the necessary background this is a very readable text, and it could be used for self-study or reference. In my case it supplements lectures that I find invaluable in learning the information and concepts that are conveyed.

The first section of the book, comprising chapters 1 through 16, are intended for students of diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation oncology. The second section continues into more detail on clinical aspects of radiotherapy and treatment, for students of radiation oncology.

The text is now in its 8th edition, updated in October 2017 by the original authors, Eric Hall of Columbia University, and Amato Giaccia of Stanford. The first edition of the book was issued in July 1972, nearly 47 years ago as I write this review.

A particularly welcome feature of the hardcover version of the text that I purchased is that it includes (at no additional charge) an ‘enhanced eBook’ that can be downloaded and accessed from computer, tablet or phone. I have downloaded the text myself and it is completely equivalent to the hardcover and easily navigated, although personally I much prefer reading the textbook itself. Still, I have the book on my phone and should I find myself wanting to refer to it when away from my office or computer, it is right there with me and can be easily accessed and searched.

This is considered to be one of the key reference texts for this subject material, and is regularly found on the bookshelves of professionals in the field. The longevity of this text and the fact that the authors have continued to keep it updated over the years give me great confidence in it as a foundation for my own studies and work in this area.

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