Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging

Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging

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Since the publication of the best-selling, highly acclaimed first edition, the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging have changed significantly. Gathering these developments into one volume, Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition presents a thorough update of the basic physics, modern technology and many examples of clinical application across all the modalities of medical imaging.

New to the Second Edition



Extensive updates to all original chapters
Coverage of state-of-the-art detector technology and computer processing used in medical imaging
11 new contributors in addition to the original team of authors
Two new chapters on medical image processing and multimodality imaging
More than 50 percent new examples and over 80 percent new figures
Glossary of abbreviations, color insert and contents lists at the beginning of each chapter

Keeping the material accessible to graduate students, this well-illustrated book reviews the basic physics underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major techniques of x-radiology, computerised tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to infrared, electrical impedance and optical imaging. The text also describes the mathematics of medical imaging, image processing, image perception, computational requirements and multimodality imaging.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 864 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 44.45mm | 1,654g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd edition
  • 30 fig/16-page color insert follows page 316; 480 Equations; 52 Tables, black and white; 30 Illustrations, color; 489 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0750305738
  • 9780750305730
  • 1,508,358

Table of contents

In the Beginning: The Origins of Medical Imaging. Diagnostic Radiology with X-Rays. X-Ray Transmission Computed Tomography. Clinical Applications of X-Ray Computed Tomography in Radiotherapy Planning. Radioisotope Imaging. Diagnostic Ultrasound. Spatially Localised Magnetic Resonance. Physical Aspects of Infrared Imaging. Imaging of Tissue Electrical Impedance. Optical Imaging. Mathematics of Image Formation and Image Processing. Medical Image Processing. Perception and Interpretation of Images. Computer Requirements of Imaging Systems. Multimodality Imaging. Epilogue. Index.
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Review Text

"For those who have the first edition and found it useful, this edition would be very worthwhile to purchase. Based on my (albeit limited) review, the editor and contributors have done a good job making extensive updates. …the advantage is that each chapter is written by one or more specialists. This would make an excellent reference for medical physicists and should be an excellent textbook for a second course in medical imaging..."
—Steven T. Ratliff, PhD, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA


"… a cohesive textbook … The editor’s aim was to keep the contents in one, manageable book while retaining accessibility for student use. Overall, in spite of the many new developments included, the challenge has been met. Chapters on the main imaging modalities have been overhauled … replaced with up-to-date examples. … This book is excellent value for the money and a strong contender as a textbook for master’s level courses. Buy one early on, and this is a book that you’ll consult throughout your career."
—Elizabeth Berry, SCOPE, June 2013


"Possibly the most comprehensive book on the subject currently on the market."
—Dr. Sandro Olivo, University College London


"I do not feel that this book is intended for technologists trying to increase their knowledge in the clinical setting. Rather, it seems to be designed for technologists in a research setting or for graduate students. … Most of the diagrams and charts are easy to understand, and the glossary of abbreviations at the beginning of the book is helpful. … the book does explain reasons for artifacts in medical imaging so that they can be avoided as much as possible in daily practice. … useful to keep this reference text in the imaging department for technical questions that may arise."
—Gail M. Kurpinski, Radiologic Technology, March/April 2013


Praise for the First Edition:
Steve Webb has produced a first-class book. Because The Physics of Medical Imaging is up to date in a rapidly changing field, it is the text of choice for teaching graduate research students in this new and exciting subspeciality of physics.
—Physics Today





… a worthwhile addition to the personal library of anyone connected with this field.
—Journal of Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement





For all those requiring a comprehensive review of medical imaging techniques, at a fairly basic level, this text is highly recommended.
—Australian Physicist


This is a book well worth the money and I can strongly recommend it both as desk and bedside reading.
—HPA Bulletin





Developments in digital radiography, together with an analysis of the computing requirements of the various techniques, complete this excellent text. The authors have done a remarkable job in covering such a wide subject so well in such a short book.
—Image Processing Magazine





This is an excellent publication and represents much dedication and hard work on behalf of the authors and, in particular, the editor.
—RAD Magazine
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Review quote

"For those who have the first edition and found it useful, this edition would be very worthwhile to purchase. Based on my (albeit limited) review, the editor and contributors have done a good job making extensive updates. ...the advantage is that each chapter is written by one or more specialists. This would make an excellent reference for medical physicists and should be an excellent textbook for a second course in medical imaging..."
-Steven T. Ratliff, PhD, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA

"... a cohesive textbook ... The editor's aim was to keep the contents in one, manageable book while retaining accessibility for student use. Overall, in spite of the many new developments included, the challenge has been met. Chapters on the main imaging modalities have been overhauled ... replaced with up-to-date examples. ... This book is excellent value for the money and a strong contender as a textbook for master's level courses. Buy one early on, and this is a book that you'll consult throughout your career."
-Elizabeth Berry, SCOPE, June 2013

"Possibly the most comprehensive book on the subject currently on the market."
-Dr. Sandro Olivo, University College London

"I do not feel that this book is intended for technologists trying to increase their knowledge in the clinical setting. Rather, it seems to be designed for technologists in a research setting or for graduate students. ... Most of the diagrams and charts are easy to understand, and the glossary of abbreviations at the beginning of the book is helpful. ... the book does explain reasons for artifacts in medical imaging so that they can be avoided as much as possible in daily practice. ... useful to keep this reference text in the imaging department for technical questions that may arise."
-Gail M. Kurpinski, Radiologic Technology, March/April 2013

Praise for the First Edition:Steve Webb has produced a first-class book. Because The Physics of Medical Imaging is up to date in a rapidly changing field, it is the text of choice for teaching graduate research students in this new and exciting subspeciality of physics.
-Physics Today

... a worthwhile addition to the personal library of anyone connected with this field.
-Journal of Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement

For all those requiring a comprehensive review of medical imaging techniques, at a fairly basic level, this text is highly recommended.
-Australian Physicist

This is a book well worth the money and I can strongly recommend it both as desk and bedside reading.
-HPA Bulletin

Developments in digital radiography, together with an analysis of the computing requirements of the various techniques, complete this excellent text. The authors have done a remarkable job in covering such a wide subject so well in such a short book.
-Image Processing Magazine

This is an excellent publication and represents much dedication and hard work on behalf of the authors and, in particular, the editor.
-RAD Magazine
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About M Flower

About the EditorMaggie Flower was a senior lecturer in the Joint Department of Physics at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital (ICR/RMH) before taking early retirement. A fellow of the IPEM, Dr. Flower was also a joint leader of the ICR's Radioisotope Research Team and head of radioisotope imaging at RMH. Her research interests include the evaluation and development of quantitative radioisotope imaging techniques using SPECT and PET and the application of these imaging methods to a variety of clinical research projects.
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