GENERAL SURGERY

Detection of High-Energy Radiation

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Detection of High-Energy Radiation When high-energy radiation interacts with matter, it produces certain physical or chemical changes in matter. These changes, which can be either transitory or permanent, are the…

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Radiation Dosimetry

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Radiation Dosimetry Radiation is known to produce a number of deleterious effects in a living system. Therefore, it is important to properly assess the benefits and risks to a patient…

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Radiopharmaceuticals

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Radiopharmaceuticals In nuclear medicine, radionuclides are rarely used in their simplest chemical form. Instead, they are incorporated in a variety of chemical compounds that may be of interest because of…

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Production of Radionuclides

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Production of Radionuclides In 1896, Henry Becquerel discovered that uranium was radioactive. Soon after, other naturally occurring radionuclides such as radium and polonium were discovered. Most naturally occurring radionuclides have…

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Nuclides and Radioactive Processes

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Nuclides and Radioactive Processes In the previous chapter, we discussed the structure of the atom and pointed out the importance of electrons and their interaction. In this chapter, we discuss…

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Basic Review

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Basic Review From a physicist’s point of view, nature consists mainly of matter and the forces governing the behavior of matter. This chapter reviews briefly some aspects of the atomic…

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