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Biomedical Use of Radiation: Part A - Diagnostic Applications

Biomedical Use of Radiation: Part A - Diagnostic Applications

William R. Hendee (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-29455-8

Feb 1999

600 pages

Select type: Hardcover


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The types of radiation routinely used for medical diagnosis and treatment ranges from different kinds of electromagnetic radiation (radio, infrared, ultraviolet, X-ray) to ultrasound. Keeping pace with all the different methods, their specific advantages and their hidden dangers is almost impossible.

Written by experienced experts mainly from the US, this handbook provides a comprehensive overview over the principles, advantages and potential risks of all radiation-based methods commonly used. Volume A describes the acting mechanisms for different types of radiation, volume B focuses on their clinical applications, the information collected by each method and their potential risks.

An indispensable reference work for (radiation) physicians, biophysicists and medical engineers.
Production and Interaction of X-Rays -
Radiation Measurement, Quantities and Units
X-Ray Imaging: Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography
Radioactivity, Nuclear Medicine Imaging and Emission Computed Tomography
Effects of Biomedical Ionizing Radiation and Risk Estimation
Radiation Protection and Regulation
Radiation Protection Design and Shielding of Diagnostic X-Ray Facilities
Ultrasound (including Doppler)
Magnetic Resonance: Principles and Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Principles, Pulse Sequences and Functional Imaging
Imaging with Non-Ionizing Radiation
Image Quality
A Glimpse into the Future