Medical Radiation Physics: Roentgenology, Nuclear Medicine & Ultrasound

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Year Book Medical Publishers, 1979 - Biophysics - 517 pages
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Structure of matter. Radioactive decay. Interactions of particulate radiation. Production of X rays. X-ray circuits. Interactions of X and gamma rays. Radiation intensity and exposure. Radiation dose. Radiation quality. Interaction of X and gamma rays in the body. Detection of radiation from low-activity sources. Accumulation and analysis of nuclear data. Gamma-ray spectrometry and the clinical use of radioactive nuclides. In vivo radionuclide studies and radionuclide imaging. Roentgenography. Fluoroscopy. Special imaging techniques. Quality of the radiologic image. Computed tomography. Ultrasound waves. Ultrasound transducers. The Doppler effect. Ultrasound display systems. Protection from external sources of radiation. Protection from internal sources of radiation. Review of mathematics. Multiples. Selected abbreviations of units. Masses in atomic mass units for neutral atoms of stable nuclides and a few unstable nuclides. Natural trigonometric functions. Common logarithms. Exponential quanity & raised to selected negative powers (eE-x).19860819.

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Contents

Structure of Matter
1
Radioactive Decay
16
Interactions of Particulate Radiation
40
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

William Richard Hendee was born in Owosso, Mich. on January 1, 1938. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., Hendee enrolled at the University of Texas and earned his Ph.D. in 1962. Along with a successful career as a medical physics educator and university official, Hendee has written and edited a number of books, drawing on his extensive background in the medical field. Some of the books Hendee has contributed to include Health Effects of Exposure to Low-Level Ionizing Radiation, The Health of Adolescents, Radiation Therapy Physics, and Electronic Imaging in Medicine.

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