Principles Of Radiogical Physics / Edition 5

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It provides easy-to-follow and comprehensive coverage of all the essential principles of physics that undergraduate diagnostic radiography students need to know in order to operate diagnostic equipment more easily, effectively and safely. It also covers the basic physics that therapeutic radiographers require in order to provide optimal treatment to their patients.

• "Aims" at start of each chapter encapsulate chapter contents, and "Summaries" at end of each chapter highlight key points
• "Insights" and "definitions" throughout text expand and clarify content
• Self-test questions at end of each chapter and a detailed answer section at the end of the book facilitate learning.

• New chapter on orthovoltage generators and linear accelerators increases coverage of radiotherapy physics
• New appendix on PET scanning
• More comprehensive appendices on ultrasound and CT scanning
• Chapter on magnetism substantially revised to include MRI
• Text updated to reflect latest technical changes such as the development of digital techniques with the potential to make greater use of teleradiology
• About 40 new illustrations to accompany new text

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a new edition of a text which has been used by radiographers at all levels of study for many years. It is aimed at the radiographer and as such covers a wider range of topics than would be required by an assistant practitioner and covers all topics in more detail than necessary at this level. I would recommend it as an essential text at foundation degree level because of the clarity of explanation of a subject which can be difficult to grasp. Principles are clearly explained throughout and are supported by diagrams or charts where appropriate providing visual clarification of some complex principles. It is certainly worth reading the relevant sections and would be a useful reference book in any imaging department or hospital library.

- Heather Robinson, British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, February 2008, Vol 02 No 02.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780443101045
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 7.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Radiography and mathematics

1. Principles of radiography
2. Geometric radiography
3. The inverse square law
4. The exponential law

Part 2 General physics

5. Laws of physics (classical)
6. Units of measurement
7. Experimental error and statistics
8. Heat
9. Electrostatics
10. Electricity (DC)
11. Magnetism
12. Electromagnetism
13. Electromagnetic induction
14. Alternating current flow
15. The motor principle
16. Capacitors
17. The AC transformer
18. Semiconductor materials
19. Rectification
20. Exposure and timing circuits

Part 3 Construction and operation of x-ray tubes

21. Diagnostic x-ray tubes
22. Monitoring and protection of X-ray tubes
23. Orthovoltage generators and linear accelerators

Part 4 Atomic physics

24. Laws of modern physics
25. Electromagnetic radiation
26. Elementary structure of the atom
27. Radioactivity

Part 5 X-rays and matter

28. The production of x-rays
29. Factors affecting x-ray beam quality and quantity
30. Interaction of x-rays with matter
31. Luminescence and photostimulation
32. The radiographic image

Part 6. Dosimetry and radiation protection

33. Radiation dosimetry
34. Radiation protection

Appendices, tables and answers to self-tests

Appendix A Mathematics for radiography

Appendix B Scintillation counters

Appendic C CT scanning

Appendix D Magnetic resonance imaging

Appendix E Digital imaging

Appendix F Ultrasound imaging

Appendix G Positron emission tomography (PET)

Appendix H Modulation transfer function (MTF)

Appendix I SI base units

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