Ball and Moore's Essential Physics for Radiographers

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 11, 2012 - Medical - 424 pages
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Since its first edition in 1980, Essential Physics for Radiographers has earned an international reputation as a clear and straightforward introduction to the physics of radiography. Now in its fourth edition, this book remains a core textbook for student radiographers.

The authors have retained the pragmatic approach of earlier editions and continue to target the book particularly at those students who find physics a difficult subject to grasp. The fourth edition builds on the major revisions introduced in the third edition. The content has been updated to reflect recent advances in imaging technology. The chapter on Radiation Safety has been completely rewritten in the light of the latest changes in relevant legislation, and a re-examination of the physical principles underpinning magnetic resonance imaging forms the basis of a new chapter. Worked examples and calculations again feature strongly, and the innovative and popular Maths Help File, guides readers gently through the mathematical steps and concepts involved. The reference citations have been updated and now include Internet sources.
 

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Contents

1 General Physics
1
2 Internal Energy Temperature and Heat
14
3 Electricity
29
4 Atomic Structure
38
5 Electric Charge and Potential
55
6 Conduction and Storage of Electric Charges
67
7 Current Electricity
82
8 Magnetism and Electromagnetism
114
15 Light
224
16 XRays
245
17 Interaction of XRays and Gamma Rays with Matter
261
18 XRay and GammaRay Interaction with Tissues
287
19 XRay and GammaRay Measurements Dosimetry
295
20 Radioactivity and Radionuclide Imaging
315
21 Radiation Safety
337
22 Ultrasound
359

9 Electromagnetic Induction
132
10 Alternating Current
140
11 Thermionic Emission
162
12 XRay Tubes
169
13 SolidState Devices
185
14 Electromagnetic Radiation
201
23 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
373
Appendix
381
References and Bibliography
394
Index
397
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About the author (2012)

John Ball is former Principal at the South West Wales School of Radiography, Swansea.
Professor Adrian D. Moore is Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology and Pro Vice-Chancellor at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.
Steve Turner is Head of the Division of Radiography at Birmingham City University.

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