Fluoroscopic guidance plays a central role in an increasing number of minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures. Fluoroscopic apparatus and related resources continue to evolve in support of this fundamental technology. Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, and Safety is the first resource to provide information that the clinician needs for the safe and efficient operation of interventional fluoroscopic equipment. Topics discussed include:
• Basic physical and dosimetric concepts common to all forms of X-ray projection imaging systems
• The structure and function of key components found in the interventional fluoroscope
• The nature of the digital image and associated tools, such as image compression and quantitative angiography
• Radiation biology and radiation effects at interventional dose levels
• Radiation safety, including basic principles and operational and regulatory topics
• An introduction to vascular brachytherapy
• Quality assurance of interventional fluoroscopy equipment
Authored by one of the most renowned experts in this field, Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, and Safety is an essential resource for interventional physicians, medical physicists, technologists, manufacturers, and others involved with modern interventional procedures.
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Table of Contents
Imaging Factors and Optimization.
X-Ray Generation and Control.
X-Ray Image Receptors (The Image Intensifier).
Fluoroscopic and Fluorographic Cameras.
Image Compression Methods in Digital Angiography.
Quantitative Coronary Arteriography.
Radiobiology Biology Concepts.
Radiation Injuries From Fluoroscopy: A 21st Century Déjà Vu.
Operational Radiation Safety.
Radiation Safety Regulations and Requirements.
Appendix A: Mass Attenuation Coefficients.
Appendix B: International System (SI) of Units.
Appendix C: SI and Historical Radiation Units.
Appendix D: A Partial List of Organizations of Interest.
Appendix E: Glossary.