It is essential that any practitioner working in an imaging department and using ionizing radiation has a sound knowledge base. In order to understand the various factors affecting the production of diagnostic images, practitioners must demonstrate a grasp of the fundamental definitions of physics and how these principles may be applied to radiography.
The easy-to-understand, portable format of Clark’s Essential Physics in Imaging for Radiographers makes it an invaluable tool for students, assistant practitioners, and radiographers. The book opens with chapters providing an overview of image production, basic mathematics, and physics relevant to medical imaging, which are followed by detailed chapters on physics relevant to producing diagnostic images using x-rays. Each chapter features clear learning objectives and a series of multiple choice questions to test these learning outcomes, and diagrams and photographs support the text.
Table of Contents
Overview of Image Production. Mathematics for Medical Imaging. Physics for Medical Imaging. X-rays, X-ray Tube, and X-ray Circuit. X-ray Interactions. Principles of Radiation Detection and Image Formation. Image Quality. Radiation Dose and Exposure Indicators. Image Display and Manipulation in Medical Imaging. Radiation Protection and Safety. Risk–benefit.
Ken Holmes, University of Cumbria, UK
Marcus Elkington, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Phil Harris, University of Cumbria, UK