This book focuses on the conventional and emerging applications of radiations, which include radio waves and ultraviolet and gamma radiations. It discusses new techniques in radiation therapy and the effects of ionizing radiations on biological systems. The applications of radiations in the synthesis and use of nanoparticles along with the effects of hypergravity indicate a new trend. The book offers a concise account of the latest studies carried out so far and shows the new initiatives to be undertaken in the field of medicine and biology. It covers the medical use of radiations, such as ferrous sulfate–benzoic acid–xylenol orange dosimetry, Co-60 tomotherapy, radio-electro-chemotherapy, and fractional radiotherapy, and radiobiological effects, such as the effects of cell phone radiations on human health parameters and the combined effects of radiations and hypergravity on plants.

part 1|158 pages

New Techniques in Radiation Therapy

chapter 1|30 pages

Generation of Bremsstrahlung Radiation from Different Low- to High-Z Targets for Medical Applications: A Simulation Approach

ByBhushankumar Jagnnath Patil, Vasant Nagesh Bhoraskar, Sanjay Daga Dhole

chapter 2|26 pages

The Investigation of Cobalt-60 Tomotherapy

ByChandra P. Joshi, Pandit B. Vidyasagar, L. John Schreiner

chapter 3|41 pages

Ferrous Sulfate–Benzoic Acid–Xylenol Orange Chemical Dosimetry System in Radiotherapy

ByManoj K. Semwal, Pandit B. Vidyasagar

chapter 4|16 pages

Radiobiological Effects in Fractionated Radiotherapy of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Patients

ByArumugham Balraj, Pandit B. Vidyasagar, N. Chakravarty, P. K. Thakur, S. Bhatnagar

chapter 5|12 pages

Radio-Electro-Chemotherapy of Cancer: New Perspectives for Cancer Treatment

ByPratip Shil, Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Kaushala Prasad Mishra

chapter 6|16 pages

Motivation to Explore New Techniques for Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticles and Their Immense Importance in Biological and Medicinal Applications

ByKashinath A. Bogle, Vasant N. Bhoraskar, Sanjay D. Dhole, Megha P. Mahabole, Rajendra S. Khairnar

chapter 7|14 pages

Gold Nanoparticle–Assisted Radiation Therapy

ByPrabhakar Dongre

part 2|51 pages

Effects of Ionizing Radiations on Biological Systems

chapter 8|13 pages

The Combined Effect of Hyper-Gravity and Gamma-Irradiation on Physiology of Wheat Seedlings

BySandhya Singh, Sagar S. Jagtap, Pandit B. Vidyasagar

chapter 9|11 pages

The Study of the Effect of UV-C Radiation on the Current–Voltage Characteristics of Chitosan Membranes

ByNi Nyoman Rupiasih, Made Sumadiyasa, Putu Erika Winasri