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Physics of Radiology / Edition 2
     

Physics of Radiology / Edition 2

by Anthony B. Wolbarst
 

ISBN-10: 1930524226

ISBN-13: 9781930524224

Pub. Date: 01/01/2005

Publisher: Medical Physics Publishing

Intended for radiology residents, this textbook for a course in medical physics describes the essential physical processes involving radiation and matter that take place during x-ray, nuclear medicine, MRI, and ultrasound imaging. Wolbarst (Georgetown University School of Medicine) also discusses techniques for capturing analog and digital image information.

Overview

Intended for radiology residents, this textbook for a course in medical physics describes the essential physical processes involving radiation and matter that take place during x-ray, nuclear medicine, MRI, and ultrasound imaging. Wolbarst (Georgetown University School of Medicine) also discusses techniques for capturing analog and digital image information. Originally published in 1993, the second edition adds chapters on PET and SPECT, helical and multi-slice CT, PACS, planning radiation therapy treatments, and responding to a radiological emergency Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930524224
Publisher:
Medical Physics Publishing
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
660
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Chapter Coauthorsxiii
IIntroduction
1Introduction to Medical Imaging1
2Sketches of the Imaging Modalities9
3X-Ray Imaging I: Overview of Film Radiography21
AppendixThe Role of Medical Physics in an Imaging Department38
IIScientific and Technical Basis
Radiation and Matter
4Mass, Motion, and Force45
AppendixFunctions53
5Electric Fields and Accelerating Electrons56
6Magnetic Fields and Electromagnetic Waves63
AppendixPeriodic Functions69
7The Inviolate Rule of Energy Conservation73
8Atoms and Photons82
9Matter: Gases and Liquids, Metals, Superconductors, Insulators, and Semiconductors93
10Resistors, Transistors, and All That: An Introduction to Electronic Circuits103
AppendixExponential and Logarithmic Functions110
Scientific Foundations for the Various Modalities
11Ultrasound Imaging I: Reflections of Acoustic Waves in Elastic Tissues114
12Magnetic Resonance Imaging I: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Stable Hydrogen Nuclei in the Water Molecules of Tissues128
13Gamma Ray Imaging I: Harnessing Radioactive Decay139
AppendixDerivatives of Functions148
14X-Ray Imaging II: Interaction of High-Energy Photons with Atomic Electrons152
AppendixProbability171
15Radiation Dose I: The Detection and Quantification of Ionizing Radiation174
16X-Ray Imaging III: Mapping Images on Film190
17A Synthesis: Radioactive Decay, X-Ray Beam Attenuation, Nuclear Spin Relaxation, Cell Killing with Radiation, and Other Poisson Processes197
Analog and Digital Image Information
18Image Quality: Contrast, Resolution, and Noise-Primary Determinants of the Diagnostic Utility of an Image204
AppendixStatistics212
19Measures of Image Quality and of Imaging System Capabilities: MTF, LSF, DQE, ETC216
20The Psychophysics of Optical Images230
21Vacuum Tube and Solid-State Optical Cameras and Displays242
22Digital Representation of an Image253
AppendixComputer Basics and a Bit about Bytes266
23PACS, IMACS, and the Integrated Digital Department271
IIIAnalog Radiographic and Fluoroscopic Imaging
X-Ray Imaging IV: Creation of an X-Ray Beam
24The Nuts and Bolts of Generators279
25Design of an X-Ray Tube286
26Transforming Electron Kinetic Energy into Bremsstrahlung and Characteristic X-Ray Energy297
X-Ray Imaging V: Capturing the X-Ray Image on Film
27Creating the Primary X-Ray Image within the Body305
28Scatter Radiation, Grids, Gaps, and Contrast311
29Capturing the Primary X-Ray Image with Cassette and Film320
30Resolution and Magnification333
31Optimal Technique Factors341
32Radiographic Quality Assurance346
33Screen-Film Mammography352
34Some Infrequently Used Screen-Film Techniques366
X-Ray Imaging VI: Fluoroscopy
35Following Time-Dependent Processes with Fluoroscopy371
IVDigital Imaging
X-Ray Imaging VII: Digital X-Ray Imaging
36Digital Radiography, Computed Radiography, and Flat-Panel X-Ray Technology385
37Digital Fluoroscopy and Digital Subtraction Angiography392
38Computed Tomography I: Creating a Map of CT Numbers399
39Computed Tomography II: Image Reconstruction, Image Quality, and Dose408
40Computed Tomography III: Spiral and Multi-Slice Scanning416
Gamma Ray Imaging
41Gamma Ray Imaging II: Radiopharmaceuticals422
AppendixRadioactive Transformations427
42Gamma Ray Imaging III: Image Production, Image Quality, and Dose433
43Gamma Ray Imaging IV: Nuclear Cardiology, SPECT, and PET442
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
44Magnetic Resonance Imaging II: The Classical View of NMR450
45Magnetic Resonance Imaging III: Relaxation Times (T1 and T2), Pulse Sequences, and Contrast460
46Magnetic Resonance Imaging IV: Image Reconstruction and Image Quality471
47Magnetic Resonance Imaging V: Fast, Flow, and Functional Imaging483
48Magnetic Resonance Imaging VI: Biological Effects and Safety488
Ultrasound Imaging
49Ultrasound Imaging II: Creating the Beam490
50Ultrasound Imaging III: Image Production and Image Quality496
51Ultrasound Imaging IV: Biological Effects and Safety508
Experimental and Future Imaging Technologies
52Evolving and Experimental Technologies in Medical Imaging511
VRadiation Dose, Biological Effects, Risk, and Radiation Safety
Ionizing Radiation Dose, Biological Effects, and Risk
53Radiation Dose II: Determining Organ Doses from Exposure Measurements525
54Radiation Dose III: The Tissue f-Factor, Tissue-Air Ratios, etc.531
55Radiation Dose IV: Radiobiological Processes and Radiogenic Health Effects538
56Radiation Dose V: Probabilities of Occurrence of Stochastic Health Effects550
AppendixOn Talking with People about Radiation (and Other) Risks558
57Radiation Oncology, and the Role of Imaging in Treatment Planning560
Radiation Safety and Emergency Response
58Practical Radiation Safety for Ionizing Radiation570
59Rems, Risks, and Regs: The Legal Basis for Radiation Protection Standards577
60Response to a Major Radiological Emergency587
Solutions to the Exercises603
References617
Some Symbols and Units623
Index625

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