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Medical Imaging Physics / Edition 4

Medical Imaging Physics / Edition 4

by William R. Hendee, E. Russell Ritenour
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ISBN-13: 9780471382263
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/28/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 536
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Dr. William Hendee has appointments as Senior Associate Dean and Vice President as well as Dean of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology; Professor of Radiation Oncology, Biophysics, Bioethics of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hendee served for 20 years on the faculty of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. For several years, he directed the Division of Radiological Sciences and for eight years served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiology. In 1985, Dr. Hendee was recruited by the American Medical Association to the position of Vice President in charge of science and technology programs. Dr. Hendee is past president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, and currently president of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.

E. Russell Ritenour, Ph.D. is Professor and Chief of Physics, Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical School and Director of Graduate Studies in Biophysical Sciences and Medical Physics in the Graduate School. He served five years as Chair of the Committee on Education and Training of Medical Physicists in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine and is chair of the Committee on Continuing Education for the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Educational Programs. He is author or co-author of over a dozen multi-media, web-based, and distance learning systems.

Table of Contents


Preface to the First Edition.


Imaging in Medicine.

Structure of Matter.

Radioactive Decay.

Interactions of Radiation.

Production of X Rays.

Radiation Quantity and Quality.

Interaction of X and y Rays in the Body.

Radiation Detectors for Quantitative Measurement.

Accumulation and Analysis of Nuclear Data.

Computers and Image Networking.

Probability and Statistics.

Instrumentation for Nuclear Imaging.



Computed Tomography.

Influences of Image Quality.

Analytic Description of Image Quality.

Visual Perception.

Ultrasound Waves.

Ultrasound Transducers.

Ultrasound Instrumentation.

Doppler Effect.

Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging;
Instrumentation, Bioeffects, and Site Planning.

Experimental Radiobiology.

Human Radiobiology.

Protection from External Sources of Radiation.

Protection from Internal Sources of Radiation.

Future Developments in Medical Imaging.

Appendix I: Review of Mathematics.

Appendix II: Fourier Transform.

Appendix III: Multiples and Prefixes.

Appendix IV: Masses in Atomic Mass Units for Neutral Atoms ofStable Nuclides and a Few Unstable Nuclides.

Answers to Selected Problems.


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"I would highly recommend this book as the primary reference for radiological physicists attempting to expand their understanding of medical imaging and those individuals preparing for certification in diagnostic radiology" "the book is a treasure of material [and] an indispensable source" —Edward L. Nickoloff, D.Sc., Department of Radiology, Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital


All medical imaging, including x-ray imaging, computed tomography, ultrasonography, nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, is grounded in physics. Medical Imaging Physics presents the physics underlying medical imaging in a comprehensive and comprehensible manner. This book is helpful to physicians, physicists and engineers working in medical imaging, but can be understood by any non-specialist with a college background that includes science and engineering courses.

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