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The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging (2nd Edition)

The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging (2nd Edition)



  • Jerrold T. Bushberg
  • J. Anthony Seibert
  • Edwin M. Leidholdt Jr. 
  • John M. Boone


  • Hardcover: 933 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2 Sub edition (December 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0683301187
  • ISBN-13: 978-0683301182
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.8 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds 



Book Description

Developed from the authors’ highly successful annual imaging physics review course, this new Second Edition gives readers a clear, fundamental understanding of the theory and applications of physics in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiobiology. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition provides key coverage of the clinical implications of technical principles–making this book great for board review. Highlights of this new edition include completely updated and expanded chapters and more than 960 illustrations. Major sections cover basic concepts, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation protection, dosimetry, and biology.

Book Info

Univ. of California, Davis at Sacramento. Textbook includes all aspects of medical imaging. Presents an understanding of the theory and applications of the science including basic concepts, X-ray imaging, ultrasound, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation protection, radiation dosimetry, and radiation biology. Abundant illustrations. Previous edition: c1994. DNLM: Diagnostic Imaging. 




suitable for teaching medical physicist wannabes now, April 21, 2002

I currently own the first edition of this book, and after flipping throug this new expanded 2nd edition, I’ll be upgrading soon. The first book is an excellent text to use for teaching radiology residents the principles of medical imaging. Now, this second edition with greatly expanded content and pictures looks like it would be suitable for teaching a course to medical physics students. All sections appear to be significantly expanded with the additional detail needed for medical physicists. Still excellent for residents, but might go into a little more detail than they need.