The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging

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Jerrold T. Bushberg
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - Medical - 933 pages
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Developed from the authors' highly successful annual imaging physics review course, this new Second Edition gives readers a clear, fundamental understanding of the theory and applications of physics in radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiobiology. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition provides key coverage of the clinical implications of technical principles--making this book great for board review.

Highlights of this new edition include completely updated and expanded chapters and more than 960 illustrations. Major sections cover basic concepts, diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine, and radiation protection, dosimetry, and biology.

A Brandon-Hill recommended title.

  

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Fantastic text. I also own Attix's Radiation Physics and Radiological Dosimetry, but reference Bushberg far more often. Of course, Bushberg focuses more on diagnostic radiology, while Attix focuses on radiation dosimetry, but Bushberg's clear, concise and well-written text has proven invaluable. Attix is somewhat more technical and mathematically rigorous, but Bushberg clearly illustrates concepts with beautiful text and appropriate diagrams. 

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I own the book, but using the search engine to find the text I'm looking for is much more efficient than using the index. This is great. I wish there was a way to get full text if you own the book.

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Imaging
3
Radiation and the Atom
17
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
31
Computers in Medical Imaging
61
Xray Production Xray Tubes and Generators
97
ScreenFilm Radiography
145
Film Processing
175
Mammography
191
Computer Networks PACS and Teleradiology
555
Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation
589
Radionuclide Production and Radiopharmaceuticals
603
Radiation Detection and Measurement
627
Nuclear ImagingThe Scintillation Camera
669
Nuclear ImagingEmission Tomography
703
Radiation Protection
739
Radiation Dosimetry of the Patient
795

Fluoroscopy
231
Image Quality
255
Digital Radiography
293
Adjuncts to Radiology
317
Computed Tomography
327
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
373
Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI
415
Ultrasound
469
Radiation Biology
813
Fundamental Principles of Physics
865
Physical Constants Prefixes Geometry Conversion Factors
883
Mass Attenuation Coefficients and Spectra Data Tables
887
Radiopharmaceutical Characteristics and Dosimetry
899
Internet Resources
913
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