500 Pages 40 Color & 303 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    500 Pages 40 Color & 303 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    500 Pages 40 Color & 303 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This textbook provides an accessible introduction to the basic principles of medical physics, the applications of medical physics equipment, and the role of a medical physicist in healthcare.

    Introduction to Medical Physics is designed to support undergraduate and graduate students taking their first modules on a medical physics course, or as a dedicated book for specific modules such as medical imaging and radiotherapy. It is ideally suited for new teaching schemes such as Modernising Scientific Careers and will be invaluable for all medical physics students worldwide.

    Key features:

    • Written by an experienced and senior team of medical physicists from highly respected institutions
    • The first book written specifically to introduce medical physics to undergraduate and graduate physics students
    • Provides worked examples relevant to actual clinical situations

    Chapter 1. Introducton

    Perry Sprawls

    Chapter 2. Radiation Interaction and Dosimetry

    Charles Deehan, Renato Padovani

    Chapter 3. Ionising Radiation Detector

    Elizabeth Benson

    Chapter 4. Biological Effects of Ionising Radiation

    Michele Avanzo, Cornelius Lewis

    Chapter 5. Introduction to diagnostic Radiology (X-ray) Imaging

    Slavik Tabakov, Paola Bregant

    Chapter 6. Nuclear Medicine Imaging

    Elena De Ponti, Luciano Bertocchi

    Chapter 7. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Stephen Keevil, Renata Longo

    Chapter 8. Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy

    Raffaele Novario, Sabina Strocchi

    Chapter 9. External Beam Radiotherapy

    Tony Greener, Emma Jones, Christopher Thomas

    Chapter 10. Brachytherapy

    Mauro Carrara, Francesco Ziglio

    Chapter 11. Molecular Radiotherapy

    Lidia Strigari

    Chapter 12. Optical and Laser Techniques

    Elizabeth Benson, Fiammetta Fedele

    Chapter 13. Ionising Radiation Protection

    Cornelius Lewis, Jim Thurston

    Chapter 14. Image Display, Analysis and Communication

    Andy King

    Chapter 15. Emerging Techniques

    Luigi Rigon, Michele Avanzo, Tony Greener, Slavik Tabakov


    Stephen Keevil, Renato Padovani, Slavik Tabakov, Tony Greener, Cornelius Lewis

    "Whilst the global impact of medical physics and medical physicists in medical imaging and radiotherapy keeps increasing, and there is an increased need for trained physicist, few textbooks are available that comprehensively cover all of the field of medical physics. This book aims to cover this gap and provide a resource for undergraduate and graduate students aspiring to become medical physicists by presenting in a well-structured format the essential knowledge-base required for in-hospital training and subsequent practice. The editors put together a team of practicing experts, comprising both clinical scientists and academics mostly from the UK and Italy, to cover each specialism in depth, with clear descriptions, explanations, supporting diagrams and figures.

    Introduction to Medical Physics, 1st edition, has been well structured by the editors with a coherent choice of topics. The language is academic yet focused, and each chapter provides a smooth learning curve from basic to more advanced. As Director of the Medical Engineering and Physics MSc at King’s College London for the past few years I have observed how learners’ needs are changing. While students cherish the variety of opportunities that increasingly replace or complement traditional lectures/tutorials (workshops, practicals, visits, videos and online material) they also appear hungry for reliable introductory textbook material to consolidate their knowledge and review their learning. I would like to congratulate editors and authors, as I believe they have clearly met their objectives; this textbook promises to be an excellent reference for Medical Physics trainees, MSc students in Medical Physics, and also highly valued by 3rd year BSc students. Medical specialists and other professionals with an interest in Medical Physics will also appreciate the comprehensive coverage and the clear and detailed explanations."

    • Enrico De Vita (Kings College London) in Medical Physics International Journal, vol.10, No.1, 2022