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Fundamentals of Imaging Physics and Radiobiology

Fundamentals of Imaging Physics and Radiobiology - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0398069872

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ISBN13: 978-0398069872
ISBN10: 0398069875
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 00
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher
Published: 2000
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Fundamentals of Imaging Physics and Radiobiology - 9TH 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0398069872

Joseph Selman

ISBN13: 978-0398069872
ISBN10: 0398069875
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 9TH 00
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas, Publisher

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Like its well-known predecessor, this new and expanded Ninth Edition presents numerous important changes, beginning with the title and continuing throughout the text. Drawing on current knowledge and his own extensive experience, Dr. Selman provides a thorough revision and overview of each previously included chapter. Definitions, foundations, and principles are presented along with changes in methods and procedures. The text presents five new chapters on computed tomography, radioactivity and diagnostic nuclear medicine, radiobiology, protection in radiology/health physics, and nonradiologic imaging. In addition, basic computer science, mammography, digital imaging, and the basic science of radiobiology are thoroughly discussed. This text continues to reflect the actual needs of students with more questions, problems, and sample solutions which are included at the end of every chapter. The index is user-friendly to facilitate the search for answers. Concepts have been refined, with old figures revised and new figures added where applicable. To improve readability, a double-column format has been adapted, bringing the illustrations closer to their explanation within the text. Each chapter begins with an outline of the contents guiding the student through the essential elements. This text continues to fulfill the existing need within the field for an up-to-date, precise, and comprehensive book detailing the development of skills necessary for professional work.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Simplified Mathematics p. 3
Physics and the Units of Measurement p. 16
The Physical Concept of Energy p. 22
The Structure of Matter p. 26
Electrostatics p. 39
Electrodynamics-Electric Current p. 46
Magnetism p. 59
Electromagnetism p. 66
Electric Generators and Motors p. 72
Production and Control of High Voltage-Regulation of Current in the X-Ray Tube p. 83
Rectification and Rectifiers p. 94
X Rays: Production and Properties p. 108
X-Ray Tubes p. 135
X-Ray Circuits p. 149
X-Ray Film, Film Holders, and Intensifying Screens p. 173
The Darkroom p. 188
Chemistry of Radiography and Film Processing p. 192
Radiographic Quality p. 205
Devices for Improving Radiographic Quality p. 232
Fluoroscopy p. 258
Vanishing Equipment p. 273
Mammography p. 285
Basic Computer Science p. 295
Digital X-Ray Imaging p. 306
Computed Tomography p. 314
Radioactivity and Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine p. 323
Radiobiology p. 355
Protection in Radiology - Health Physics p. 391
Nonradiologic Imaging p. 422
Appendix - Answers to Problems p. 451
Bibliography p. 453
Index p. 457
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