Radiation biology is the interdisciplinaryfield of science that studies the biological effects of ionizingand 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, ultrasoundthermal radiation(heat), and related modalities.
The interactions between electromagnetic fields (EMF) and organisms can be studied at several levels:
- radiation chemistry
- molecularand cell biology
- molecular genetics
- cell deathand apoptosis
- dose modifying agents
- protection and repair mechanisms
- tissue responses to radiation
- high and low-level electromagnetic radiation hazards
- specific absorption ratesof organisms
- radiation poisoning
- radiation oncology(radiation therapyin cancer)
- Nuclear medicine
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