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This book highlights the most outstanding achievements in the field of radiation protection in recent years. The role of the CEC in this context is outlined. New operational quantities for radiation protection purposes have been established in order to overcome some drawbacks of the index-quantities used previously. New developments in the field of beta- and neutron-dosimetry are presented, and also high dose measuring techniques of which the ALANIN-method is described. Recent progress in solid state dosimetry and in microdosimetry is discussed and future trends are identified. After an overview of thermoluminescent dosemeter (TLD) uses in medical diagnosis and therapy, the second part of the book is dedicated to radiation protection problems in medical and industrial radiation applications, with emphasis on dose-assessment and quality control in radiological practices as well as on radiation protection aspects and intervention in case of radiological incidents and/or accidents. Finally, selected topics in the field of protection against the hazards from non-ionising radiations, such as radio-microwave, laser and ultraviolet radiation and also ultrasound are reviewed, with special attention to recent research results considering the safe operation of nuclear resonance magnetic equipment.

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Bibliographic Reference: EUR 13454 EN (1991) 376 pp.
Availability: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, P.O. Box 322, 3300 AH Dordrecht (NL)
ISBN: ISBN 0-7923-1232-5
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