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The Physics of Diagnostic Imaging Second Edition
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Table of Contents

1. Basic mathematics for radiology
2. Basic physics for radiology
3. X-ray production and properties: the fundamentals
4. X-ray production and properties: specific machine design
5. Interaction of X and gamma-radiation with matter
6. Interaction of radiation with matter: detectors
7. Photography and the film image
8. The analog image: film and video
9. Basic projection X-ray imaging systems
10. Fluoroscopy
11. Computers in radiology
12. The digital image
13. Digital fluorography
14. Computed tomography
15. Nuclear medicine: basic principles
16. Nuclear medicine: radiopharmaceuticals and imaging equipment
17. Principles of ultrasound
18. Ultrasound imaging
19. Magnetic resonance: principles
20. Magnetic resonance: imaging
21. Radiation protection: radiobiology and risk estimation
22. Radiation protection: legislation and clinical practice

About the Author

David J. Dowsett MSc PhD, previously Chief Physicist at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, is now consultant medical physicist to various hospitals in Ireland and actively involved in teaching graduate and postgraduate students in Ireland and abroad. Patrick A. Kenny MA MSc PhD is Chief Medical Physicist at the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Dublin. He is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Radiology and teaches Diploma Courses in Ultrasound, MR, CT and Nuclear Medicine at both Trinity College and University College Dublin. R. Eugene Johnston MA PhD is a Professor Emeritus from the University of North Carolina, USA, where he taught and carried out research in medical imaging over the past 30 years.

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A unique feature of this book is its international flavour ! European and American perspectives on technology, guidelines and regulation are discussed ! This book is highly recommended -- Physics in Medicine and Biology very much a teaching book aimed at a student audience !. Comprehensively covers the various areas of medical imaging -- The British Journal of Radiology

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