The techniques and
instrumentation of medical imaging
have rapidly evolved over the course of the past few years.
Physics, the premier resource in its field, now in its fourth
edition, has been
revised to include novel and emerging imaging approaches
in the same clear and
understandable but thorough manner of the former editions.
William Hendee and
Russell Ritenour?s comprehensive text provides the tools
necessary to be comfortable
with the physical principles, technology concepts, equipment,
used in diagnostic imaging, as well as to appreciate the
and limitations of the discipline. Readers need not possess a
physics. Broadly accessible, Medical Imaging Physics covers
all aspects of image
formation in modern medical imaging modalities, such as
computed tomography (CT), nuclear imaging, and magnetic
resonance imaging. Other
topics covered include: * Digital x-ray imaging * Doppler
ultrasound * Helical
CT scanning * Accumulation and analysis of nuclear data *
* Radiation protection and safety Each chapter is composed
of summaries, questions,
and problems, as well as sidebars highlighting historical
aspects and key facts
and concepts; additionally, the Fourth Edition contains over
new figures. Physicians and residents in radiology and
nuclear medicine, in
addition to physicists, engineers, radiobiologists, and
with diagnostic imaging technology, will find Medical Imaging
Physics to be
a vital addition to their professional libraries.
Provides the necessary tools to
work with the physical
principles, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic
imaging, as well as
appreciate the capabilities and limitations of the
technologies. * Comprehensive
and accessible to all those needing a manageable book on
modern medical imaging.
* Completely up-to-date, with coverage of topic such as
digital x-ray imagers,
digital fluoroscopy, Doppler ultrasound, functional MRI, and
* Includes chapter summaries, questions, and problems, as
well as sidebars highlighting
historical aspects and key facts and concepts, in addition to
more than 200
Imaging in Medicine. Structure
of Matter. Radioactive
Decay. Interactions of Radiation. Production of x Rays.
Radiation Quantity and
Quality. Interaction of x and Rays in the Body. Radiation
Detectors for Quantitative
Measurement. Accumulation and Analysis of Nuclear Data.
Computers and Image
Networking. Probability and Statistics. Instrumentation for
Radiography. Fluoroscopy. Computed Tomography.
Influences of Image Quality.
Analytic Description of Image Quality. Visual Perception.
Ultrasound Transducers. Ultrasound Instrumentation.
Doppler Effect. Fundamentals
of Magnetic Resonance. Magnetic Resonance Imaging and
Resonance Imaging; Instrumentation, Bioeffects, and Site
Radiobiology. Human Radiobiology. Protection from External
Sources of Radiation.
Protection from Internal Sources of Radiation. Future
Developments in Medical
Imaging. Appendix I: Review of Mathematics. Appendix II:
Appendix III: Multiples and Prefixes. Appendix IV: Masses in
Atomic Mass Units
for Neutral Atoms of Stable Nuclides and a Few Unstable
Nuclides. Answers to
"...provides clear descriptions
of difficult concepts while keeping mathematics to a minimum.
The examples and problems for students are thought
provoking and help solidify an understanding of the material."