Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control / Edition 3

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Overview

Build the foundation necessary for the practice of CT scanning with Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Clinical Applications, and Quality Control, 4th Edition. Written to meet the varied requirements of radiography students and practitioners, this two-color text provides comprehensive coverage of the physical principles of CT and its clinical applications. Its clear, straightforward approach is designed to improve your understanding of sectional anatomic images as they relate to CT - and facilitate communication between CT technologists and other medical personnel.

  • Comprehensively covers CT at just the right depth for technologists - going beyond superficial treatment to accommodate all the major advances in CT. One complete CT resource covers what you need to know!
  • The latest information on advances in CT imaging, including: advances in volume CT scanning; CT fluoroscopy; multi-slice applications like 3-D imaging, CT angiography, and virtual reality imaging (endoscopy) - all with excellent coverage of state-of-the-art principles, instrumentation, clinical applications, and quality control.
  • More than 600 photos and line drawings help students understand and visualize concepts.
  • Chapter outlines show you what is most important in every chapter.
  • Strong ancillary package on Evolve facilitates instructor preparation and provides a full complement of support for teaching and learning with the text
  • NEW! Highlights recent technical developments in CT, such as: the iterative reconstruction; detector updates; x-ray tube innovations; radiation dose optimization; hardware and software developments; and the introduction of a new scanner from Toshiba.
  • NEW! Learning Objectives and Key Terms at the beginning of every chapter and a Glossary at the end of the book help you organize and focus on key information.
  • NEW! End-of-Chapter Questions provide opportunity for review and greater challenge.
  • NEW! An added second color aids in helping you read and retain pertinent information

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Donald R. Jacobson
This study guide contains very little didactic material and is designed to be used with the 1994 edition of the author's textbook on Computed Tomography. The book is composed of topic outlines, key word lists, and study exercises. Answers are provided for all true/false and multiple choice questions. The purpose of this guide is to review the subject matter in the textbook, provide a self-assessment, ensure mastery of the content, and provide practice in answering multiple choice questions. The book meets the author's objectives but has shortcomings. This book is written for the radiologic technologist desiring certification in computed tomography. The level and subject matter covered is appropriate for this audience. The author is a registered radiologic technologist and demonstrates a wide experience with and knowledge of CT. Illustrations in the book consist of labeled clinical CT images, allowing the student to identify anatomical detail. These are well done and very adequate for the purpose. The table of contents, index, and overall presentation of the book are very satisfactory. This book is based on a good concept -- a comprehensive review and study guide covering technical and clinical aspects of CT. It is well laid out and covers the material well. The usefulness of this book, however, is compromised because of numerous errors. Readers must be cautioned that some of the answers given in the book are incorrect.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Donald R. Jacobson, PhD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This study guide contains very little didactic material and is designed to be used with the 1994 edition of the author's textbook on Computed Tomography. The book is composed of topic outlines, key word lists, and study exercises. Answers are provided for all true/false and multiple choice questions.
Purpose: The purpose of this guide is to review the subject matter in the textbook, provide a self-assessment, ensure mastery of the content, and provide practice in answering multiple choice questions. The book meets the author's objectives but has shortcomings.
Audience: This book is written for the radiologic technologist desiring certification in computed tomography. The level and subject matter covered is appropriate for this audience. The author is a registered radiologic technologist and demonstrates a wide experience with and knowledge of CT.
Features: Illustrations in the book consist of labeled clinical CT images, allowing the student to identify anatomical detail. These are well done and very adequate for the purpose. The table of contents, index, and overall presentation of the book are very satisfactory.
Assessment: This book is based on a good concept:a comprehensive review and study guide covering technical and clinical aspects of CT. It is well laid out and covers the material well. The usefulness of this book, however, is compromised because of numerous errors. Readers must be cautioned that some of the answers given in the book are incorrect.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416028956
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/13/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 560
  • Sales rank: 173,692
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Table of Contents

1 Computed tomography 2
2 Introduction to computers 22
3 Digital image processing 46
4 Physical principles of computed tomography 60
5 Data acquisition concepts 76
6 Image reconstruction 98
7 Instrumentation 112
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