An up-to-date edition of the authoritative text on the physics of medical imaging, written in an accessible format
The extensively revised fifth edition of Hendee's Medical Imaging Physics, offers a guide to the principles, technologies, and procedures of medical imaging. Comprehensive in scope, the text contains coverage of all aspects of image formation in modern medical imaging modalities including radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, nuclear imaging, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound.
Since the publication of the fourth edition, there have been major advances in the techniques and instrumentation used in the ever-changing field of medical imaging. The fifth edition offers a comprehensive reflection of these advances including digital projection imaging techniques, nuclear imaging technologies, new CT and MR imaging methods, and ultrasound applications. The new edition also takes a radical strategy in organization of the content, offering the fundamentals common to most imaging methods in Part I of the book, and application of those fundamentals in specific imaging modalities in Part II. These fundamentals also include notable updates and new content including radiobiology, anatomy and physiology relevant to medical imaging, imaging science, image processing, image display, and information technologies.
The book makes an attempt to make complex content in accessible format with limited mathematical formulation. The book is aimed to be accessible by most professionals with lay readers interested in the subject. The book is also designed to be of utility for imaging physicians and residents, medical physics students, and medical physicists and radiologic technologists perpetrating for certification examinations. The revised fifth edition of Hendee's Medical Imaging Physics continues to offer the essential information and insights needed to understand the principles, the technologies, and procedures used in medical imaging.
Commentary by William Hendee xi
Clarification and Acknowledgment xiii
Introduction: The Role of Imaging in Medicine xv
1 Physics of Radiation and Matter 1
2 Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology in Imaging 55
3 Imaging Science 89
4 Radiobiology, Dosimetry, and Protection 143
5 Imaging Operation and Infrastructure 181
6 Projection X-ray Imaging 217
7 Volumetric X-ray Imaging 243
8 Nuclear Medicine 271
9 Ultrasonography 305
10 Magnetic Resonance Imaging 339
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