Medical Imaging Physics
This comprehensive publication covers all aspects of image formation in modern medical imaging modalities, from radiography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography, to magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. It addresses the techniques and instrumentation used in the rapidly changing field of medical imaging. Now in its fourth edition, this text provides the reader with the tools necessary to be comfortable with the physical principles, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic imaging, as well as appreciate the capabilities and limitations of the technologies.
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Provides the tools necessary to be comfortable with the physical principals, technology concepts, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic imaging, as well the technological capabilities and limitations of the discipline. Contains halftone illustrations. For physicians and residents in radiology and nuclear medicine.
From the Back Cover
The techniques and instrumentation of medical imaging have rapidly evolved over the course of the past few years. Medical Imaging Physics, the premier resource in its field, now in its fourth edition, has been revised to include novel and emerging imaging approaches in the same clear and understandable but thorough manner of the former editions.
William Hendee and Russell Ritenour’s comprehensive text provides the tools necessary to be comfortable with the physical principles, technology concepts, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic imaging, as well as to appreciate the technological capabilities and limitations of the discipline. Readers need not possess a background in physics. Broadly accessible, Medical Imaging Physics covers all aspects of image formation in modern medical imaging modalities, such as radiography, ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), nuclear imaging, and magnetic resonance imaging. Other topics covered include:
- Digital x-ray imaging
- Doppler ultrasound
- Helical CT scanning
- Accumulation and analysis of nuclear data
- Experimental radiobiology
- Radiation protection and safety
Each chapter is composed of summaries, questions, and problems, as well as sidebars highlighting historical aspects and key facts and concepts; additionally, the Fourth Edition contains over 200 completely new figures. Physicians and residents in radiology and nuclear medicine, in addition to physicists, engineers, radiobiologists, and technologists working with diagnostic imaging technology, will find Medical Imaging Physics to be a vital addition to their professional libraries.
Comprehensive Book, April 15, 2004
"…fulfills the authors goal of providing an up-to-date survey of the physics of medical imaging in a format that will appeal to students and educators alike. The coverage of topics is sufficiently comprehensive, making it a suitable introductory text for a number of imaging-oriented courses." (Radiology, January 2004)