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Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine

2nd Edition

By Suzanne Amador Kane

CRC Press

448 pages

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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,

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Suzanne Amador Kane is a professor of physics and astronomy at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Her research interests lie at the interface of soft condensed matter physics and biophysics, including biologically-inspired nanostructures, model membrane systems, self-assembly, liquid crystals and artificial evolution.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
MEDICAL / Radiology & Nuclear Medicine
SCIENCE / Physics