Books by HPS Members
|Title:||Understanding Laser Accidents|
|Description:||Understanding Laser Accidents contains 21 chapters that cover the full spectrum of laser accidents, including why they happen, being prepared to respond, lessons learned, near misses, a detailed review of several incidents, understanding risk assessment, fiber optics in telecommunications, accident investigation, laser light shows, and outdoor incidents. This is a worthwhile read to anyone involved or interested in laser use.|
|Title:||Laser Safety in Specialized Applications|
|Description:||Laser technology has spread over all aspects of modern society. A team of grad students is no longer required to keep a laser system up and running. This has put potentially hazardous laser systems in the hands of users who may not appreciate the risk from the laser product. Laser Safety in Specialized Applications, edited by Ken Barat, covers 11 areas where such laser systems are used: forensics, consumer products, underwater setting, space, trade shows, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) Project, art conservations, astronomy guide star, public educational institutions, biotech labs, and fiber optic use in labs. A chapter on the fundamentals of laser safety and accident investigation is also included.|
|Title:||Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, 2nd Edition|
|Description:||Designed to prepare candidates for the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive examination (Part I) and other certification examinations, this monograph introduces professionals in the field to radiation protection principles and their practical application in routine and emergency situations. It features more than 650 worked examples illustrating concepts under discussion along with in-depth coverage of sources of radiation, standards and regulations, biological effects of ionizing radiation, instrumentation, external and internal dosimetry, counting statistics, monitoring and interpretations, operational health physics, transportation and waste, nuclear emergencies, and more. Reflecting for the first time the true scope of health physics at an introductory level, Basic Health Physics: Problems and Solutions gives readers the tools to properly evaluate challenging situations in all areas of radiation protection, including the medical, university, power reactor, fuel cycle, research reactor, environmental, non-ionizing radiation, and accelerator health physics.|
|Title:||Contemporary Health Physics: Problems and Solutions, 2nd Edition|
|Description:||This is the first text specifically designed to train potential health physicists to think and respond like professionals. Written by a former chairman of the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Panel of Examiners with more than 20 years of professional and academic experience in the field, it offers a balanced presentation of all the theoretical and practical issues essential for a full working knowledge of radiation exposure assessments. As the only book to cover the entire radiation protection field, it includes detailed coverage of the medical, university, reactor, fuel cycle, environmental and accelerator areas, while exploring key topics in radiation basics, external and internal dosimetry, the biological effects of ionizing radiation, and much more besides. Backed by more than 500 worked examples developed within the context of various scenarios and spanning the full spectrum of real-world challenges, it quickly instills in readers the professional acumen and practical skills they need to perform accurate radiation assessments in virtually any routine or emergency situation. The result is a valuable resource for upper-level students and anyone preparing to take the American Board of Health Physics Comprehensive Examination Part II, as well as for professionals seeking to expand their scope and sharpen their skills.|
|Title:||Health Physics in the 21st Century|
|Description:||Adopting a proactive approach and focusing on emerging radiation-generating technologies, Health Physics in the 21st Century meets the growing need for a presentation of the relevant radiological characteristics and hazards. As such, this monograph discusses those technologies that will affect the health physics and radiation protection profession over the decades to come. After an introductory overview, the second part of this book looks at fission and fusion energy, followed by a section devoted to accelerators, while the final main section deals with radiation on manned space missions. Throughout, the author summarizes the relevant technology and scientific basis, while providing over 200 problems plus solutions to illustrate and amplify the text. Twelve appendices add further background material to support and enrich the topics addressed in the text, making this invaluable reading for students and lecturers in physics, biophysicists, clinical, nuclear and radiation physicists, as well as physicists in industry.|
|Title:||Health Physics: Radiation-Generating Devices, Characteristics, and Hazards|
|Description:||Health Physics: Radiation-Generating Devices, Characteristics, and Hazards connects 20th Century and 21st Century Health Physics in selected areas including the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear accidents, radiological emergencies, nuclear terrorism and related events, nuclear medicine, public issues related to radiation and radioactive materials, and evolving regulatory issues. Specific topics include advanced nuclear reactors, laser uranium enrichment, actinide transformation, advanced medical devices, radiation therapy utilizing exotic particles and heavy ions, nuclear accidents, terrorism involving radioactive dispersal devices and improvised nuclear devices, nuclear weapons effects, public doses, space tourism radiation considerations, and evolving regulatory requirements. These topics are active health physics areas. Other topics involving public space travel, harmonization of radiation protection regulations, using antimatter and internal radiation-generating devices in nuclear therapy applications, and implementation of advanced fuel cycles using Generation IV reactors are evolving areas that will more fully emerge as the 21st Century progresses.|
|Title:||Actions For Survival: Saving Lives in the Immediate Hours After Release of Radioactive or Other Toxic Agents|
|Description:||Actions for Survival is a hardback book that provides not only life saving information for the general public, but also recommendations for leaders of government agencies and emergency response organizations in order to enhance their ability to protect the public and to reduce the effects of weapons of mass destruction. The emphasis in the book is on providing simplified information and rules of thumb for early actions in the seconds, minutes and early hours after an attack before the limited number of scientists are able to assess the extents of damage and exposure, and before the limited number of responders will be able to assist individual families and members of the public. The book also explains why the public has been most subject to the exaggertions of low level exposres, and provides information on radiation risks versus dose and recommendations for public education that would prevent unwarranted panic in the vast areas that might be contaminated with radioactive materials.|
|Publisher:||MJR Publications, LLC|
|Title:||Handbook for Survival - Information for Saving Lives During Radiation Releases and Other Disasters|
|Description:||This is Dr. Brodsky's 9th book with data and information for protecting health and saving lives. This paperback publication condenses his 2011 book into life-saving information easily followed by any member of the public. Simple but important cautions to take to save life upon seeing a flash of light, hearing an explosion, or expecting a possible hurricane, are given. Provisions and food to store are listed for at least a two-week stay at home or in shelter during and after any disaster. Additional references and sources of information are also given for those who want to look deeper into maximum protection. Also, an appendix presents the urgency for preparing for possible terrorist attacks and how our military might prevent them. Information in Dr. Brodsky's book fills gaps in official homeland security preparations and will empower civilians to save their own families, not only from radiation but also from other natural disasters or terrorist events.|
|Publisher:||Fideli Publishing Inc.|
|Member:||Jerrold T. Bushberg|
|Title:||The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 4th Edition|
|Authors:||Jerrold T. Bushberg, PhD, J. Anthony Seibert, PhD, Edwin M. Leidholdt Jr., PhD, and John M. Boone, PhD|
|Description:||Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2022!
Widely regarded as the cornerstone text in the field, the successful series of editions continues to follow the tradition of a clear and comprehensive presentation of the physical principles and operational aspects of medical imaging. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 4th Edition, is a coherent and thorough compendium of the fundamental principles of the physics, radiation protection, and radiation biology that underlie the practice and profession of medical imaging. Distinguished scientists and educators from the University of California, Davis, provide up-to-date, readable information on the production, characteristics, and interactions of nonionizing and ionizing radiation, magnetic fields and ultrasound used in medical imaging, and the imaging modalities in which they are used, including radiography, mammography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine. This vibrant, full-color text is enhanced by more than 1,000 images, charts, and graphs, including hundreds of new illustrations. This text is a must-have resource for medical imaging professionals, radiology residents who are preparing for Core Exams, and teachers and students in medical physics and biomedical engineering.
|Publisher:||Wolters Kluwer, Inc|
|Member:||Jerrold T. Bushberg|
|Title:||The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging Study Guide|
|Authors:||Jerrold T. Bushberg, PhD, J. Anthony Seibert, PhD|
Ideal for study, review, or self-assessment, The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging Study Guide is an easy-to-use, image-rich resource for learning and retaining core information in the physics of medical imaging, radiation protection, and radiation biology. Based on The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, 4th Edition textbook (widely regarded as the cornerstone text in the field), the Study Guide can be used as a supplement to the textbook or as a stand-alone concise review tool to focus on the most important aspects of the field. The Study Guide includes numerous vibrant full-color charts, graphs, and superb illustrations reinforcing central concepts. It’s a must-have resource for medical imaging professionals, teachers, and medical physics and biomedical engineering students, especially radiology residents preparing for certification exams. The Study Guide is perfect for anyone who needs a reliable, up-to-date review of the physics behind current medical imaging modalities and medical informatics, key concepts in radiation protection, regulatory requirements, and dose optimization and an up-to-date review of the biological effects of radiation exposure.
|Publisher:||Wolters Kluwer, Inc|
|Member:||Timothy Devol, Nichole E. Martinez|
|Title:||Quantitative Environmental Risk Analysis for Human Health, Second Edition|
|Auhors:||Robert A. Fjeld, Timothy A. DeVol, and Nicole E. Martinez|
Environmental risk analysis is a systematic process essential for the evaluation, management, and communication of the human health risk posed by the release of contaminants to the environment, including chemical and radioactive contaminants. Cultivating the quantitative skills required to perform risk analysis competently to protect the public is a critical need.
Quantitative Environmental Risk Analysis for Human Health (ISBN: 978-1-119-67532-7) meets this need with a thorough, comprehensive coverage of the fundamental knowledge necessary to assess environmental impacts on human health. It introduces readers to a robust methodology for analyzing environmental risk, as well as to the fundamental principles of uncertainty analysis and the pertinent environmental regulations. Updated to reflect the latest research and new cutting-edge methodologies, this is an essential contribution to the practice of environmental risk analysis.
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This book is must-have for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in civil engineering, environmental engineering, and environmental science and for risk analysis practitioners in industry, environmental consultants, and regulators.
|Publisher:||John Wiley and Sons|
|Title:||Particulate Air Monitoring Mathematical Sourcebook|
|Author:||William C. Evans|
|Description:||This book is a collection of material, mainly published, but some unpublished, on the mathematical analysis of continuous particulate air monitors. The topics include dynamic response models, quantitative methods, selected analytical (algebraic) solutions, geometric efficiency calculations, and Mathematica code. There is also some discussion of air sampling. It is hoped that having this material collected in one place, with consistent notation, will be useful for the analysis and design of air monitoring systems in the future. Suggestions for improvements are welcome, please send them to the author at email@example.com.|
|Member:||Andreas C. George|
|Title:||The Adventures of Radon Ranger|
|Author:||Andreas C. George|
|Description:||In The Adventures of Radon Ranger, Andreas C. George shares his experience in the Health Physics Society and his extensive involvement with the radon project in the United States. The book describes how the radon program began and where it is at present.|
|Title:||Nuclear Science and Technology made so simple, it belongs in your newspaper - popular science topics for the layman|
|Description:||This book explains science made simple spanning from nuclear science to quantum mechanics and most of everything in between. It is aimed at a 5th grade reading level, but intended for general readers of all ages. Purchase the Kindle edition for $0.99. Amazon Prime Members can borrow it for free.|
|Publisher:||Amazon Digital Services, Inc.|
|Title:||Health Physics and Radiological Health, 4th edition|
|Authors:||Thomas E. Johnson and Brian Birky|
|Description:||This text is an invaluable, comprehensive data reference for anyone involved in health physics or radiation safety. This new edition addresses the specific data requirements of health physicists, with data presented in large tables, including the latest NCRP recommendations, which are tabulated and given in both SI and traditional units for ease of use. Although portions of these data can be obtained from various internet sites, many are obscure, difficult to navigate and/or have conflicting information for even the most common data, such as specific gamma ray constants. This new edition compiles all essential data in this vast field into one user-friendly, authoritative source. It also offers a website with full-text search capability.|
|Title:||Introduction to Health Physics, 4th edition|
|Authors:||Herman Cember and Thomas E. Johnson|
|Description:||If it’s an important topic in the field of health physics, you’ll find it in this trusted text . . .in sections on physical principles, atomic and nuclear structure, radioactivity, biologicaleffects of radiation, and instrumentation. This guide spans the entire scope of the field and offers a problem-solving approach that will serve you throughout your career. Features: A thorough overview of need-to-know topics, from a review of physical principles to a useful look at the interaction of radiation with matter. Chapter-ending practice problems. Essential background material on quantitative risk assessment for health-threatening radiation dangers. Authoritative radiation safety and environmental health coverage that supports the International Commission on Radiological Protection’s standards for specific populations. High-yield appendices to expand your comprehension of chapter material. Essential coverage of non-ionizing radiation-laser and microwaves, computer use in dose calculation, and dose limit recommendations.|
|Title:||Introduction to Health Physics, 5th edition|
|Author:||Thomas E. Johnson|
|Description:||If it’s an important topic in the field of health physics, you will find expert, well-written discussion of it in this trusted text. Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition spans the entire scope of the field and offers an effective problem-solving approach that once mastered will serve you throughout your career. Logically divided into fourteen sections, beginning with a review of physical principles, coverage includes radiation sources, radiation dosimetry, radiation safety guidelines, evaluation of safety measures, and more. The Fifth Edition has been updated to reflect the many changes in the practice of ionizing and nonionizing radiation safety, in calculation methodology, and in the methods for demonstrating compliance with the safety standards that have occurred since publication of the previous edition. Learning and teaching aids include more than 470 Homework Problems and 175 Example Problems. The text concludes with seven valuable appendices, including Values of Some Useful Constants, Table of the Elements, and The Reference Person Overall Specifications. There truly is no better way to master the essentials of the dynamic field of health physics than Introduction to Health Physics, Fifth Edition.|
|Title:||The Health Physics Solutions Manual, 2nd edition|
|Authors:||Herman Cember and Thomas E. Johnson|
|Description:||This text provides detailed solutions to all of the homework problems in the 4th edition of "Introduction to Health Physics." Each problem is solved referencing the equations in the 4th edition of the textbook, and every homework problem is solved in enough detail that it can be utilized as an example problem.|
|Description:||Radiation Safety is an ebook intended for those who need to understand radiation as part of their studies or work responsibilities. The book includes radiation types; biological effects of radiation; protective measures including time, distance, and shielding; and an overview of the different means of measuring radiation and radiation dose. (ISBN-13: 2940152026467)|
|Availability:||Available as an iBook and as an Ebook from Smashwords and Barnes & Noble.|
|Title:||Radium City, A History of America's First Nuclear Industry|
|Author:||Joel Lubenau and Edward R. Landa|
|Description:||In 1913, Standard Chemical Company (SCC) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, became the first American company to commercially produce radium and by 1921 produced more radium than any other company in the world. That year, Marie Curie received a gift at the White House of one gram of radium, costing $100,000, from the Women of America. SCC produced the gram and, afterwards, Curie visited the company's plants. This book is an account of how two brothers, James J. and Joseph M. Flannery, undertakers-turned-industrialists, twice succeeded in making once rare metals, vanadium and radium, in commercially available quantities. Vanadium steel made Ford's Model T possible and the vanadium enterprise provided the business model for producing and marketing radium. SCC played a major role in promoting the medical use of radium in America. Medical radium paved the way for today's use of radioactive material in medicine, an important legacy. But there were other legacies—the effects of exposure to radium on worker health and environmental consequences of mining, production, and refining of radium. The government had a prominent role even dating to the earliest days of the company when it threatened to compete with SCC. And yes, Pittsburgh was, briefly, nicknamed "Radium City."|
|Publisher:||Senator John Heinz History Center|
|Title:||Radioactive Air Sampling Methods|
|Editors:||Mark L. Maiello and Mark D. Hoover|
|Description:||Although the field of radioactive air sampling has matured and ivolved over decades, it has lacked a single resource that assimilates technical and background information on its many facets. Edited by experts and with contributions from top practitioners and researchers, Radioactive Air Sampling Methods provides authoritative guidance on measuring airborne radioactivity from industrial, research, and nuclear power operations, as well as naturally occurring radioactivity in the environment. Designed for industrial hygienists, air quality experts, and heath physicists, the book delves into the applied research advancing and transforming practice with improvements to measurement equipment, human dose modeling of inhaled radioactivity, and radiation safety regulations. To present a wide picture of the field, it covers the international and national standards that guide the quality of air sampling measurements and equipment. It discusses emergency response issues, including radioactive fallout and the assets used to assess airborne radioactive emergencies.|
|Title:||Radiation Protection at Light Water Reactors|
|Description:||This book is aimed at Health Physicists wishing to gain a better understanding of the principles and practices associated with a light water reactor (LWR) radiation protection program. The role of key program elements is presented in sufficient detail to assist practicing radiation protection professionals in improving and strengthening their current program. Details related to daily operation and discipline areas vital to maintaining an effective LWR radiation protection program are presented. Programmatic areas and functions important in preventing, responding to, and minimizing radiological incidents and the importance of performing effective incident evaluations and investigations are described. Elements that are integral in ensuring continuous program improvements are emphasized throughout the text.|
|Title:||Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry|
|Description:||Written by a leading international authority in the field, this book is ideal for physicians and residents in nuclear medicine who want to improve their knowledge in internal dosimetry. The text is a practical introduction that guides the reader through fundamental concepts in the calculation of radiation dose, including discussions of standardized models, methods of calculations, and available software applications. This comprehensive guide discusses too the biological effects of radiation on living systems. The book also includes an overview of regulatory aspects related to the radiation dosimetry of new radiopharmaceuticals.|
|Title:||Radiation Protection and Dosimetry: An Introduction to Health Physics|
|Description:||This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of all relevant topics in the field of radiation protection (health physics). The text is organized to introduce the reader to basic principles of radiation emission and propagation, to review current knowledge and historical aspects of the biological effects of radiation, and to cover important operational topics such as radiation shielding and dosimetry. The author’s website contains materials for instructors including PowerPoint slides for lectures and worked-out solutions to end-of-chapter exercises. The book serves as an essential handbook for practicing health physics professionals.|
|Member:||K. Paul Steinmeyer|
|Title:||Mathematics Review for Health Physics Technicians — 4th Edition|
|Author:||K. Paul Steinmeyer & Paul R. Steinmeyer|
|Description:||A user's guide to the mathematics involved in the health physics field. This freshly updated package concentrates on teaching the successful use of mathematics in the performance of a Health Physics Technician's or Radiation Safety Officer's duties. Soft cover, 8½" x 11". ISBN 978-0-9630191-5-8. Library of Congress Publication No. 2007925433. $50 plus shipping.|
|Publisher:||RSA Publications - 860-228-0487|
|Title:||Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis [Hardcover]|
|Editor:||John E. Till, Helen A. Grogan|
|Description:||Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis comprehensively explains methods used for estimating risk to people exposed to radioactive materials released to the environment by nuclear facilities or in an emergency such as a nuclear terrorist event. This is the first book that merges the diverse disciplines necessary for estimating where radioactive materials go in the environment and the risk they present to people. It is not only essential to managers and scientists, but is also a teaching text. The chapters are arranged to guide the reader through the risk assessment process, beginning with the source term (where the radioactive material comes from) and ending with the conversion to risk. In addition to presenting mathematical models used in risk assessment, data is included so the reader can perform the calculations. Each chapter also provides examples and working problems. The book will be a critical component of the rebirth of nuclear energy now taking place, as well as an essential resource to prepare for and respond to a nuclear emergency.|
|Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
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