The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging
Jerrold T. Bushberg
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2002 - Medical - 933 pages
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.
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.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Medical Imaging
Radiation and the Atom
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Computers in Medical Imaging
Xray Production Xray Tubes and Generators
Computer Networks PACS and Teleradiology
Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation
Radionuclide Production and Radiopharmaceuticals
Radiation Detection and Measurement
Nuclear ImagingThe Scintillation Camera
Nuclear ImagingEmission Tomography
Radiation Dosimetry of the Patient
Adjuncts to Radiology
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI
Fundamental Principles of Physics
Physical Constants Prefixes Geometry Conversion Factors
Mass Attenuation Coefficients and Spectra Data Tables
Radiopharmaceutical Characteristics and Dosimetry