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.
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