2nd Edition

Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics
Two Volume Set

ISBN 9781138592148
Published July 20, 2021 by CRC Press
1080 Pages

USD $700.00

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Book Description

This second updated edition of the Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics contains over 3300 cross-referenced entries related to medical physics and associated technologies. The materials are supported by over 1300 figures and diagrams. The Encyclopaedia also includes over 600 synonyms, abbreviations and other linked entries.

Featuring over 100 contributors who are specialists in their respective areas, the encyclopaedia describes new and existing methods and equipment in medical physics. This all-encompassing reference covers the key areas of x-ray diagnostic radiology, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, ultrasound imaging, radiotherapy, radiation protection (both ionising and non-ionising) as well as related general terms.

It has been updated throughout to include the newest technologies and developments in the field, such as proton radiotherapy, phase contrast imaging, multi-detector computed tomography, 3D/4D imaging, new clinical applications of various imaging modalities, and the relevant regulations regarding radiation protection and management.


  • Contains over 3300 entries with accompanying diagrams, images, formulas, further reading, and examples
  • Covers both the classical and newest elements in medical imaging, radiotherapy, and radiation protection
  • Discusses material at a level accessible to graduate and postgraduate students in medical physics and related disciplines as well as medical specialists and researchers

Table of Contents

The articles in the Encyclopaedia are listed alphabetically, but can be grouped into 7 main groups: Diagnostic Radiology MR imaging; Nuclear Medicine; Radiation Protection; Radiotherapy; Ultrasound imaging; General

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Slavik Tabakov is the Director of the Postgraduate MSc Medical Engineering and Physics and MSc Clinical Sciences Programmes at King’s College London, UK, and currently the President of the International Organisation for Medical Physics (IOMP).

Franco Milano is a Professor of Medical Physics at the University of Florence, Italy. In addition to serving as a Research fellow for the Italian National Research Council, he is an appointed expert on behalf of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the areas of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging.

Magdalena Stoeva is a Professor in the Diagnostic Imaging Department and in the Translational Neuroscience Centre of the Medical University Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where she is responsible for both scientific work and the teaching over 300 students in medical physics, medicine, and dentistry.

Perry Sprawls is Professor Emeritus of Radiology for Emory University, USA, and a medical physicist and bioengineer with 50 years of experience in radiology and medical imaging

Sameer Tipnis is Associate Professor in the Radiology and Radiological Sciences department at the Medical University of South Carolina, USA.

Tracy Underwood is a EC Marie Curie Research Fellow with a joint appointment at Harvard Medical School, USA, and University College London, UK.