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Principles and Applications of Radiological Physics

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Principles and Application of Radiological Physics 6E provides comprehensive and easy-to-follow coverage of the principles and application of physics for both diagnostic and therapeutic radiography students. Regardless of changes in technology and clinical grading, the most important role of the radiographer remains unchanged - ensuring the production of high quality images and optimal treatment. These should be performed with the minimum of radiation hazard to patients, staff and others. An understanding of physics and the basics of radiographic technology is essential to do this effectively. The book covers all the physics and mathematics required by undergraduate diagnostic and therapeutic radiography students, catering for those who do not have a mathematics qualification as well as for those who do.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

A focus upon application of physics to reflect current teaching approaches

Completely revised structure, leading from science principles to applications

New chapters on CT, MRI, ultrasound, PET, RNI, mammography and digital imaging

Electronic learning resources for students, hosted on EVOLVE

Audience
Radiography students (diagnostic and therapeutic), Radiography practitioners, Radiology trainees, Imaging technicians.

Paperback, 388 Pages

Published: July 2012

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5215-6

Contents

  • Part 1 Principles

    Section 1 Introduction to Radiography

    1. Principles of radiography

    2. The inverse square law

    3. The exponential law

    Section 2 Basic physics

    4. Laws of classical physics

    5. Units of measurement

    6. Experimental error and statistics

    7 Heat

    8 Electrostatics

    9 Electricity

    10 Magnetism

    11 Electromagnetism

    12 Electromagnetic induction

    13 Alternating current flow

    14 The motor principle

    15 Capacitators

    16 The AC transformer

    17 Semiconductor materials

    Section 3 Atomic physics

    18 Laws of modern physics

    19 Electromagnetic radiation

    20 Elementary structure of the atom

    21 Radioactivity

    Section 4 X-rays and matter

    22 The production of X-rays

    23 Factors affecting beam quality and quantity

    24 Interactions of X-rays with matter

    25 Luminescence and photostimulation

    26 The radiographic image

    Section 5 Dosimetry

    27 Principles of radiation dosimetry

    Part 2 Application

    Section 6 Equipment for X-ray production

    28 Requirements for X-ray production

    29 Rectification

    30 Exposure and timing circuits

    31 The diagnostic X-ray tube

    32 Monitoring and protection of X-ray tubes

    33 Orthovoltage generators and Linear Accelerators

    34 Radiotherapy simulators

    Section 7 The radiographic image

    35 Production of the digital radiographic image

    36 The fluoroscopic image

    37 Consequences of digital image technology

    Section 8 Diagnostic imaging technologies

    38. Scintillation counters

    39. Radionucleotide imaging

    40 CT scanning

    41 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    42 PET & SPET

    43 Hybrid scanners

    44 Ultrasound imaging

    45 Mammography

    Section 9 Radiation Protection

    46 Practical radiation protection

    Appendices and Tables

    Appendix A Mathematics for radiography

    Appendix B Modulation transfer function

    Appendix C SI base units

    Table A Powers of 10

    Table B Physical Constants

    Table C Important Conversion Factors

    Table D Greek Symbols and their common usage

    Table E Periodic Table of Elements

    Table F Electron Configuration of Elements

     

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