The Essential physics of medical imaging / Jerrold T. Bushberg ... [et al.]. - 3rd ed. - Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, c2012. - xii, 1030 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section I. Basic concepts -- 1. Introduction to medical imaging -- 2. Radiation and the atom -- 3. Interaction of radiation with matter -- 4. Image quality -- 5. Medical Imaging informatics -- Section II. Diagnostic radiology -- 6. X-ray production, X-ray tubes, and X-ray generators -- 7. Radiography -- 8. Mammography -- 9. Fluoroscopy -- 10. Computed tomography -- 11. X-ray dosimetry in projection imaging and computed tomography -- 12. Magnetic resonance basics: magnetic fields, nuclear magnetic characteristics, tissue contrast, image acquisition -- 13. Magnetic resonance imaging: advanced image acquisition methods, artifacts, spectroscopy, quality control, siting, bioeffects, and safety -- 14. Ultrasound -- Section III. Nuclear medicine -- 15. Radioactivity and nuclear transformation -- 16. Radionuclide production, radiopharmaceuticals, and internal dosimetry -- 17. Radiation detection and measurement -- 18. Nuclear imaging: scintillation camera -- 19. Nuclear imaging: emission tomography -- Section IV. Radiation biology and protection -- 20. Radiation biology -- 21. Radiation protection -- Section V. Appendices -- A. Fundamental principles of physics -- B. Digital computers -- 3. Physical constants, prefixes, geometry, conversion factors, and radiologic data -- D. Mass attenuation coefficients -- E. Effective doses, organ doses, and fetal doses from medical imaging procedures -- F. Radiopharmaceutical characteristics and dosimetry -- G. Convolution and Fourier transforms -- H. Radiation dose: perspectives and comparisons -- I. Radionuclide therapy home care guidelines.

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Diagnostic imaging -- Methods.

WN200 / .E874 2012

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