From x-rays to lasers to magnetic resonance imaging, developments in basic physics research have been transformed into medical technologies for imaging, surgery and therapy at an ever accelerating pace. Physics has joined with genetics and molecular biology to define much of what is modern in modern medicine. Covering a wide range of applications,
Introduction and Overview. Telescopes for Inner Space. Lasers in Medicine. Seeing with Sound. X-Ray Vision. Images from Radioactivity. Radiation Therapy and Radiation Safety in Medicine. Magnetic Resonance Imaging.