Principles of Imaging Science and Protection

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Overview

Successfully consolidates certain topics and eliminates unnecessary detail which can otherwise obscure basic concepts and applied principles. Organized so as to better delineate chapters which could be used for individual courses or as supplemental material for such courses, this text includes problems and review questions, chapter synopses and objectives, important formulas and concepts at the end of each chapter, and much more. Math applications will be better explained, too.

This book contains both black-and-white and color illustrations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780721634302
  • Publisher: Saunders, W. B. Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/1994
  • Pages: 531

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 An Introduction to Radiography - Principles, Equipment, and Departmental Operation 1
Ch. 2 Mathematics and Physics Review 29
Ch. 3 Radiation: Its Atomic and Nuclear Origins 59
Ch. 4 Electricity 85
Ch. 5 Magnetism and Its Relation to Electricity 107
Ch. 6 X-ray Tube Components and Design 135
Ch. 7 X-ray Machine Operation: The X-ray Circuit 165
Ch. 8 Photon Interaction in Matter 199
Ch. 9 Factors Affecting the X-ray Spectrum 221
Ch. 10 Radiographic Film 237
Ch. 11 Production of the Radiographic Image 255
Ch. 12 Geometrical Factors Affecting Image Quality 289
Ch. 13 Improving Image Quality 309
Ch. 14 The Effect of Patient Status on the Radiographic Image 343
Ch. 15 Fluoroscopy: Viewing Motion with X-ray 361
Ch. 16 Equipment and Accessory Malfunctions or Misapplications 379
Ch. 17 Quality Control 395
Ch. 18 General Radiation Biology 415
Ch. 19 Applying Radiation Biology to Clinical Practice 439
Ch. 20 Radiological Health Physics 453
Ch. 21 Radiation Protection 475
Ch. 22 Other Imaging Modalities 491
Index 507
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