Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702028441

Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging

2nd Edition

Authors: Penelope Allisy-Roberts Jerry Williams
Paperback ISBN: 9780702028441
Imprint: Saunders Ltd.
Published Date: 25th October 2007
Page Count: 216

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This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. The new edition has been fully updated to reflect the latest advances in technology and legislation and the needs of today’s radiology trainees. Invaluable reading, particularly for those sitting the primary and final examinations of the Royal College of Radiology, UK, the book will also be of value to radiographers and personnel interested in medical imaging. The concise text is also accompanied by clear line drawings and sample images to illustrate the principles discussed.

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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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