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The Physics of Diagnostic Imaging

2nd Edition

By David Dowsett, Patrick A Kenny, R Eugene Johnston

CRC Press

738 pages

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pub: 2006-04-28
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Over recent years there has been a vast expansion in the variety of imaging techniques available, and developments in machine specifications continue apace. If radiologists and radiographers are to obtain optimal image quality while minimising exposure times, a good understanding of the fundamentals of the radiological science underpinning diagnost

Table of Contents

1. Basic mathematics for radiology 2. Basic physics for radiology 3. X-ray production and properties: the fundamentals 4. X-ray production and properties: specific machine design 5. Interaction of X and gamma-radiation with matter 6. Interaction of radiation with matter: detectors 7. Photography and the film image 8. The analog image: film and video 9. Basic projection X-ray imaging systems 10. Fluoroscopy 11. Computers in radiology 12. The digital image 13. Digital fluorography 14. Computed tomography 15. Nuclear medicine: basic principles 16. Nuclear medicine: radiopharmaceuticals and imaging equipment 17. Principles of ultrasound 18. Ultrasound imaging 19. Magnetic resonance: principles 20. Magnetic resonance: imaging 21. Radiation protection: radiobiology and risk estimation 22. Radiation protection: legislation and clinical practice

About the Authors

David J. Dowsett MSc PhD, previously Chief Physicist at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, is now consultant medical physicist to various hospitals in Ireland and actively involved in teaching graduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and abroad.

Patrick A. Kenny MA MSc PhD is Chief Medical Physicist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin. He is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Radiology and teaches Diploma Courses in Ultrasound, MR, CT and Nuclear Medicine at both Trinity College and University College Dublin.

R. Eugene Johnston MA PhD is a Professor Emeritus from the University of North Carolina, USA, where he taught and carried out research in medical imaging over the past 30 years.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General