Christensen's Physics of Diagnostic Radiology

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1990 - Medical - 522 pages

The Fourth Edition of this text provides a clear understanding of the physics principles essential to getting maximum diagnostic value from the full range of current and emerging imaging technologies. Updated material added in areas such as x-ray generators (solid-state devices), xerography (liquid toner), CT scanners (fast-imaging technology) and ultrasound (color Doppler).

 

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I'm particularly impressed at the manner in which photon interaction process was explained and there various application to diagnostic radiology. But I really desire that the book has an electronic version for mobility and conviniency. Although its quite outdated for present day physics of medical imaging, but its still very important for fundamental principles of the subject matter, which is a major prerequisite for learning. 

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Contents

Radiation
1
Production of X Rays
10
XRay Generators 36 3 XRay Generators 4 Basic Interactions between X Rays and Matter
61
Attenuation
70
Filters
87
XRay Beam Restrictors
93
Grids
99
Physical Characteristics of XRay Film and Film Processing
137
Geometry of the Radiographic Image
219
Body Section Radiography 242 16 Body Section Radiography 17 Stereoscopy
257
Xeroradiography
266
Computed Tomography
289
Ultrasound
323
Protection
372
Digital Radiography
392
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
432

Photographic Characteristics of XRay Film
148
Fluoroscopic Imaging 165 12 Fluoroscopic Imaging 13 Viewing and Recording The Fluoroscopic Image
175
The Radiographic Image
196
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
470
Index
505
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