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The essential physics of medical imaging

Jerrold T. Bushberg (Author), J. Anthony Seibert (Author), Edwin Marion Leidholdt (Author), John M. Boone (Author)
The basic science important to nuclear imaging, including the nature and production of radioactivity, internal dosimetry and radiation detection and measurement, are presented clearly and concisely. Current concepts in the fields of radiation biology and radiation protection relevant to medical imaging, and a number of helpful appendices complete this comprehensive textbook. The text is enhanced by numerous full color charts, tables, images and superb illustrations that reinforce central concepts. The book is ideal for medical imaging professionals, and teachers and students in medical physics and biomedical engineering. Radiology residents will find this text especially useful in bolstering their understanding of imaging physics and related topics prior to board exams."--Pub. desc
eBook, English, 2012
3rd edition View all formats and editions
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a Wolters Kluwer business, Philadelphia, 2012
Internet Resources
1 online resource (vi, 1030 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
9781469821559, 1469821559
Section I. Basic concepts
1. Introduction to medical imaging
2. Radiation and the atom
3. Interaction of radiation with matter
4. Image quality
5. Imaging informatics
Section II. Diagnostic radiology
6. X-ray production, X-ray tubes, and generators
7. Radiography
8. Mammography
9. Fluoroscopy
10. Computed tomography
11. X-ray dosimetry in projection imaging and computed tomography
12. Magnetic resonance basics: magnetic fields, nuclear magnetic characteristics, tissue contrast, image acquisition
13. Magnetic resonance imaging: advanced image acquisition methods, artifacts, spectroscopy, quality control, siting, bioeffects, and safety
14. Ultrasound
Section III. Nuclear medicine
15. Radioactivity and nuclear transformation
16. Radionuclide production, radiopharmaceuticals, and internal dosimetry
17. Radiation detection and measurement
18. Nuclear imaging: scintillation camera
19. Nuclear imaging: emission tomography
Section IV. Radiation biology and protection
20. Radiation biology
21. Radiation protection
Section V. Appendices
A. Fundamental principles of physics
B. Digital computers
3. Physical constants, prefixes, geometry, conversion factors, and radiologic data
D. Mass attenuation coefficients
E. Effective doses, organ doses, and fetal doses from medical imaging procedures
F. Radiopharmaceutical characteristics and dosimetry
G. Convolution and Fourier transforms
H. Radiation dose: perspectives and comparisons
I. Radionuclide therapy home care guidelines
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