Radiobiology (or "radiation biology") is the
interdisciplinaryfield of science that studies the biological effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiationof the whole electromagnetic spectrum, including radioactivity(alpha, beta and gamma), x-rays, ultraviolet radiation, visible light, microwaves, radio wave, low-frequency radiation (such as used in alternate electric transmission, ultrasound thermal radiation(heat), and related modalities.
Areas of interest
The interactions between electromagnetic fields (EMF) and organisms can be studied at several levels:
* molecular and
cell deathand apoptosis
* dose modifying agents
* protection and repair mechanisms
* tissue responses to radiation
* high and low-level
electromagnetic radiation and health
specific absorption rates of organisms
radiation oncology( radiation therapyin cancer)
Radioactivity in biology
Cell survival curve
Relative biological effectiveness
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References and further reading
*Eric Hall, "Radiobiology for the Radiobiologist". 2006. Lippincott
*G.Gordon Steel, "Basci Clinical Radiobiology". 2002. Hodder Arnold.
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