Principles of Medical Imaging
Since the early 1960s, the field of medical imaging has experienced explosive growth due to the development of three new imaging modalities - radionuclide imaging, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Along with X-ray, they are among the most important clinical diagnostic tools in medicine today. Additionally, the digital revolution has played a major role in the growth, with advances in computer and digital technology and in electronics making fast data acquisition and mass data storage possible. This text provides an introduction to the physics and instrumentation of the four most often used medical imaging techniques: x-ray imaging, including CT and digital radiography, radionuclide imaging, including SPECT and PET, ultrasound imaging, magnetic resonance imaging. Each chapter includes a discussion of recent technological developments and the biological effects of the imaging modality. End-of-chapter problem sets, lists of relevant references, and suggested further reading are presented for each technique.
- Hardback | 289 pages
- 177.8 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 748.42g
- 12 Oct 1992
- Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
- references, index
"An excellent teaching tool for a course on medical imaging... I am anxious to place my order for several copies for our laboratory, library, offices and to use in course planning."--ROY W. MARTIN, University of Washington, Seattle
Table of contents
Part 1 X-ray: fundamentals of x-ray; generation and detection of x-rays; x-ray diagnostic methods; recent developments; x-ray image characteristics; biological effects of ionizing radiation. Part 2 Ultrasound: fundamentals of acoustic propagation; generation and detection of ultrasound; ultrasonic diagnostic methods; new developments; image characteristics; biological effects of ultrasound. Part 3 Radionuclide imaging: fundamentals of radioactivity; generation and detection of nuclear emission; diagnostic methods using radiation detector probes; radionuclide imaging systems; new radionuclide imaging methods; characteristics of radionuclide images; internal radiation dosimetry and biological effects. Part 4 Magnetic resonance imaging: fundamentals of nuclear magnetic resonance; generation and detection of NMR signal; imaging methods; "in vivo" NMR spectroscopy; biological effects of magnetic fields.