Principles and Applications of Radiological Physics

6th Edition

With Pageburst Online Access


  • Donald Graham
  • Paul Cloke
  • Martin Vosper
  • Key Features

    *Strong links between theory and practice throughout *Clear and concise text

    Focus on application of physics, as well as principles

    New, updated 2-colour design

    New Sections - Equipment for X-ray production, The Radiographic Image and Diagnostic Imaging Technologies

    Electronic learning resources for students support the text

    Table of 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


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    About the authors

    Donald Graham

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Director, Radiography, School of Health Sciences, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

    Paul Cloke

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Former Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging, Centre for Radiographic and Medical Studies, Department of Materials and Medical Science, Cranfield University, Shrivenham Campus, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

    Martin Vosper

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Radiography, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK