Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging

2nd Edition


  • Penelope Allisy-Roberts
  • Jerry Williams
    • Print ISBN 9780702028441

    Table of Contents

    Radiation physics. Radiation hazards and protection. Imaging with X-rays. Film-screen radiography. Digital radiolography. Fluoroscopy. Computed tomography. Gamma imaging. Imaging with ultrasound. Magnetic resonance imaging.


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    Saunders Ltd.
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    About the authors

    Penelope Allisy-Roberts

    Head of the Ionising Radiation Section, Bureau Inernational des Poids et Mesures, France, Dr Allisy-Roberts obtained a BSc in Physics from the University of Birnimgham in 1970. She went on to study for the MSc in Radiobiology, achieving the degree in 1971. Continuing at the same University, she obtained a PhD in Radiological Physics in 1980. Currently responsible for the international standards of radiation dosimetry and radioactivity measurements, she was previously Director of Medical Physics and Engineering, Southampton University Hospitals (1991-1994) and Consultant Physicist, Head of Regional Radiation Physics and Protection Services in the Department of Medical Physics at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham (1988-1990). She has served on many influential National and International committees dealing with radiation protection affairs and in 2002 was awarded the Founders' Prize by the Society for Radiological Protection.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Section Head, Ionising Radiations, Bureau International des Poids et Mesures

    Jerry Williams

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Medical Physicist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh