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Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians Anthony B. Wolbarst

Medical Imaging: Essentials for Physicians

Anthony B. Wolbarst

Published April 2nd 2013
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Kindle Edition
432 pages
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An excellent primer on medical imaging for all members of the medical profession . . . including non-radiological specialists. It is technically solid and filled with diagrams and clinical images illustrating important points, but it is also easilyMoreAn excellent primer on medical imaging for all members of the medical profession . . . including non-radiological specialists. It is technically solid and filled with diagrams and clinical images illustrating important points, but it is also easily readable . . . So many outstanding chapters . . . The book uses little mathematics beyond simple algebra [and] presents complex ideas in very understandable terms.--Melvin E. Clouse, MD, Vice Chairman Emeritus, Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Deaconess Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolA well-known medical physicist and author, an interventional radiologist, and an emergency room physician with no special training in radiology have collaborated to write, in the language familiar to physicians, an introduction to the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging. It is intentionally brief and not overly detailed, intended to help clinicians with very little free time rapidly gain enough command of the critically important imaging tools of their trade to be able to discuss them confidently with medical and technical colleagues- to explain the general ideas accurately to students, nurses, and technologists- and to describe them effectively to concerned patients and loved ones. Chapter coverage includes: Introduction: Dr. Does HeadachesSketches of the Standard Imaging ModalitiesImage Quality and DoseCreating Subject Contrast in the Primary X-Ray ImageTwentieth-Century (Analog) Radiography and FluoroscopyRadiation Dose and Radiogenic Cancer RiskTwenty-First-Century (Digital) ImagingDigital Planar ImagingComputed TomographyNuclear Medicine (Including SPECT and PET)Diagnostic Ultrasound (Including Doppler)MRI in One Dimension and with No RelaxationMapping T1 and T2 Proton Spin Relaxation in 3DEvolving and Experimental Modalities