Principles and Applications of Radiological Physics

6th Edition

With Pageburst Online Access

Authors:

  • Donald Graham
  • Martin Vosper
  • Paul Cloke
  • 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

    Details

    No. of pages:
    388
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2012
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Churchill Livingstone
    Print ISBN:
    9780702052156
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780702061660