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Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, Safety


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Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, Safety

Stephen Balter

ISBN: 978-0-471-39010-7 January 2001 304 Pages


Fluoroscopic guidance plays a central role in an increasing number of minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures. Fluoroscopic apparatus and related resources continue to evolve in support of this fundamental technology. Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, and Safety is the first resource to provide information that the clinician needs for the safe and efficient operation of interventional fluoroscopic equipment. Topics discussed include:
* Basic physical and dosimetric concepts common to all forms of X-ray projection imaging systems
* The structure and function of key components found in the interventional fluoroscope
* The nature of the digital image and associated tools, such as image compression and quantitative angiography
* Radiation biology and radiation effects at interventional dose levels
* Radiation safety, including basic principles and operational and regulatory topics
* An introduction to vascular brachytherapy
* Quality assurance of interventional fluoroscopy equipment
Authored by one of the most renowned experts in this field, Interventional Fluoroscopy: Physics, Technology, and Safety is an essential resource for interventional physicians, medical physicists, technologists, manufacturers, and others involved with modern interventional procedures.




Radiation Concepts.

Imaging Factors and Optimization.

X-Ray Physics.


X-Ray Generation and Control.

X-Ray Image Receptors (The Image Intensifier).

Fluoroscopic and Fluorographic Cameras.


Digital Images.

Image Networks.

Image Compression Methods in Digital Angiography.

Quantitative Coronary Arteriography.


Radiobiology Biology Concepts.

Radiation Injuries From Fluoroscopy: A 21st Century Déjà Vu.

Stray Radiation.

Operational Radiation Safety.

Radiation Safety Regulations and Requirements.

Endovascular Brachytherapy.


Quality Assurance.


Appendix A: Mass Attenuation Coefficients.

Appendix B: International System (SI) of Units.

Appendix C: SI and Historical Radiation Units.

Appendix D: A Partial List of Organizations of Interest.

Appendix E: Glossary.
"Specialist radiologists offer clinicians information on using fluroscopy to provide X-ray vision during internventional procedures..." (SciTech Book News, Vol. 25, No. 4, December 2001)