Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine: Third Edition

Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine: Third Edition

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Covering a wide range of applications, Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine provides medical personnel and students with an exploration of the physics-related applications found in state-of-the-art medical centers. Requiring no previous acquaintance with physics, biology, or chemistry and keeping mathematics to a minimum, the application-dedicated chapters adhere to simple and self-contained qualitative explanations that make use of examples and illustrations. With an enhanced emphasis on digital imaging and computers in medicine, the text gives readers a fundamental understanding of the practical application of each concept and the basic science behind it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 156 x 235mm
  • CRC Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 290 black & white illustrations
  • 113803603X
  • 9781138036031

Author information

Suzanne Amador Kane is a professor of physics and astronomy at Haverford College in Pennsylvania. Her research interests lie at the interface of soft condensed matter physics and biophysics, including biologically-inspired nanostructures, model membrane systems, self-assembly, liquid crystals and artificial evolution. Nancy Donaldson, Ph.D., has extensive experience in developing inquiry-based college level reform physics curricula. Dr. Donaldson established the Physics of Medicine (POM) Program at Rockhurst University and developed the four core courses of the POM Program (Physics of the Body I and II, Physics of Medical Imaging and Optics with a medical focus.) She is responsible for POM program and course development, recruitment of students and teaching POM courses. In grant related activities, Dr. Donaldson's main role is in writing active-learning curriculum with a strong medical component, pedagogical content and curriculum assessment. Boris Gelman, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Physics at New York City College of Technology of The City University of New York. He is interested in undergraduate science curriculum development and in improving learning outcomes and student experience. He conducts research in theoretical nuclear physics, studying the forces that give rise to the properties of atomic nuclei and to the structure of neutrons and protons.
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Table of contents

1 Introduction and Overview. 2 Seeing and Healing with Sound: Ultrasound Imaging and Therapies. 3 Fiber Optics in Medicine 4 Lasers in Medicine: Healing and Imaging with Light. 5 X-ray vision: Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-rays. 6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Therapy. 7 Radioactivity and Medicine: Images, Therapy and Safety.
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