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Radiobiology for the Radiologist [Hardcover]

Eric J. Hall DPhil DSc FACR FRCR , Amato J. Giaccia PhD
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June 6, 2011 1608311937 978-1608311934 Seventh
In print since 1972, this seventh edition of Radiobiology for the Radiologist is the most extensively revised to date. It consists of two sections, one for those studying or practicing diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology; the other for those engaged in the study or clinical practice of radiation oncology--a new chapter, on radiologic terrorism, is specifically for those in the radiation sciences who would manage exposed individuals in the event of a terrorist event. The 17 chapters in Section I represent a general introduction to radiation biology and a complete, self-contained course especially for residents in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine that follows the Syllabus in Radiation Biology of the RSNA. The 11 chapters in Section II address more in-depth topics in radiation oncology, such as cancer biology, retreatment after radiotherapy, chemotherapeutic agents and hyperthermia.

Now in full color, this lavishly illustrated new edition is replete with tables and figures that underscore essential concepts. Each chapter concludes with a "summary of pertinent conclusions" to facilitate quick review and help readers retain important information. 

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"Radiobiology for the Radiologist 7th edition does an admirable job carrying on the tradition set by its predecessors. It retains the succinct and understandable style that one familiar with older additions would expect while adding color illustrations which will no doubt appeal to many new adopters of the title. Once again, this book can be recommended with no reservation to radiologists in training, graduate students in the biomedical sciences who employ radiation in their research, and all others who are interested in learning foundational information about this fascinating area of science and medicine. "


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Seventh edition (June 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608311937
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608311934
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 7.4 x 10.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,530 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for Radiobiology/Radiation Oncology May 19, 2003
Not only is this book the gold standard, but it is eminently readable. It "sticks". Having seen Dr. Hall lecture I can appreciate how his text reads very much like his class lectures. Makes a topic that a radiation oncologist might find odious rather enjoyable, without sacrificing high standards and scholarly quality.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Missing Figures in Kindle Edition January 28, 2012
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This review is for the Kindle edition only. I have purchased two prior hard cover editions of this book and looked forward to the 7th edition on my Kindle and iPad. The Kindle edition is missing some of the figures in several of the chapters. I confirmed this on my Mac as well. Editor needs to fix this.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Still missing figures from chapters 5 and 6 March 19, 2012
By phahn50
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This is a great book - I have most editions, but the Kindle edition, which i was looking forward to is still missing the figures from two chapters. Most of the rest are here, and I can probably look them up in the earlier editions, but it shouldn't be this way.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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This would be a great book if they actually included the Figures and Equations. Everyone seems to be waiting for the developers to issue an update. So be warned, if you need this material the current kindle version is a very poor representation of the actual text.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW RADIATION INTERACTS WITH YOU April 8, 2009
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Hall's sixth edition of RADIOBIOLOGY FOR THE RADIOLOGIST was the text I used for a course on radiobiology. I am a diagnostic imaging physicist and I highly recommend Hall's book for other medical physicists. Aside from the NCRP and BEIR reports, Hall is the go-to source for the biological effects of radiation. It is directed more towards cancer therapy, with every section pointing towards the use of radiation to attack cancer cells. Hall covers the biological effects of radiation in the first half and covers radiation therapy explicitly in the second half.

As other reviewers have mentioned, Hall is very readable despite the deep level of detail he goes into when covering biological processes. Sometimes the professional jargon does become impenetrable to someone not trained in biology, and while Hall is careful to cover the basic physics of radiation interactions I think the book would benefit from a chapter covering biological terminology. His chapters overflow with graphs and charts, which I believe is a good thing, but they can be difficult to interpret as Hall rarely includes error bars on his plots. His chapter summaries are excellent review mechanisms and teaching aids. Finally, each chapter has an extensive bibliography so that the inquisitive student can do further research.

For the diagnostic imaging physicist, the first fifteen chapters are invaluable as a detailed guide to the biological effects of radiation. Hall covers the physics and chemistry of radiation absorption, how radiation affects DNA and cell behavior, the relative biological effects of different radiation modes and environmnet conditions, the deterministic and stochastic effects of radiation, radiation protection methods, and the doses and risks in radiology. The second half of the book is devoted to radiation therapy, which would pertain more to radiation oncologists and radiation therapy physicists.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great book, but don't get the Kindle version March 5, 2012
By Padlock
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This is a great textbook, but don't buy the Kindle version - several chapters are missing multiple figures/diagrams. For some inane reason, Amazon's contracted tech support could not look at the book to see if the problem was with the digital book itself (vs. a glitch in file transfer to me). As the customer, I was inconvenienced and told I had to "return" it and re-buy. This didn't help, and out of frustration I purchased the hard copy. Now my credit card bill has 2 purchase & 2 returns of the Kindle version and 1 purchase of the hard copy - sheesh! Come on Amazon, please establish a functional, working relationship between your tech support and publisher; quit inconveniencing your customers! I want the time I spend emailing/talking to customer support back!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book, by a great physic. April 23, 2000
A must read book for radiation oncology and physics residents. All topics on radiobiology are explained in a comprehensible way. This book, plus "The Physics of Radiation Therapy", by Faiz Khan, are the basics of the knowledge for the people who are begining in the understanding of radiation physics. Great book, written for one of the best physics in the world.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must have for Radiation Oncology August 29, 2009
Thorough book for Radbio boards, much easier read than Khan, wish they had a similar product for physics.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book and a must-have! Wished there were more practical problem solving in the book.
Published 23 hours ago by elite555guardian
4.0 out of 5 stars good
Good book. Very interesting to read and study from. Highly recommended. Easy to follow and easy to use. Good job
Published 5 months ago by Y. Huang
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly written, redundant, not succinct
Although the color pictures are a wonderful addition, this book could use some major editing. It needs to be less wordy, more succinct, and presented more in bullet... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Textbook
Amazingly brief, clear and precise. Not like many textbook gives useless details, this one gives all the information you need without a clear explanation. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Fish
4.0 out of 5 stars Radiobiology for the Raoiologist meets your needs
Well, I bought this because I was required to for school. I think that's really the only reason why anyone would. Read more
Published 17 months ago by daniel atamanczyk
5.0 out of 5 stars The required book for every radiologist and radiation oncologist
This is the 8th edition of this fabulous work. It is completely up to date and generously illustrated. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Theodore L. Phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I gave this book a 5 star rating because it has everything that I needed inside. I would recommend this book to any radiologist out there.
Published 17 months ago by John
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Radiation Biology textbook
Been using this textbook for the last few months in one of my courses. I was impressed by its lessons in radiation biology. I like that they added color photos. Great book
Published 19 months ago by Ty
2.0 out of 5 stars Kindle version missing a lot of figures
This is a review of the Kindle version. The text content of the book is excellent (5 stars) for understanding radiobiology, but there are multiple chapters that are missing all of... Read more
Published on May 24, 2012 by S. Hobbs
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