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Introduction to Medical Imaging
Physics, Engineering and Clinical Applications

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  • Date Published: September 2010
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  • isbn: 9780511911217
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  • Covering the basics of X-rays, CT, PET, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and MRI, this textbook provides senior undergraduate and beginning graduate students with a broad introduction to medical imaging. Over 130 end-of-chapter exercises are included, in addition to solved example problems, which enable students to master the theory as well as providing them with the tools needed to solve more difficult problems. The basic theory, instrumentation and state-of-the-art techniques and applications are covered, bringing students immediately up-to-date with recent developments, such as combined computed tomography/positron emission tomography, multi-slice CT, four-dimensional ultrasound, and parallel imaging MR technology. Clinical examples provide practical applications of physics and engineering knowledge to medicine. Finally, helpful references to specialised texts, recent review articles, and relevant scientific journals are provided at the end of each chapter, making this an ideal textbook for a one-semester course in medical imaging.

    • Covers the basics of X-rays, CT, PET, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and MRI
    • Includes state-of-the-art concepts and theory, plus future prospects for the field
    • Provides clinical examples, solved problems with numerical solutions, and end-of-chapter homework problems to aid understanding
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    "This is an excellently prepared textbook for a senior/first year graduate level course. It explains physical concepts in an easily understandable manner. In addition, a problem set is included after each chapter. Very few books on the market today have this choice. I would definitely use it for teaching a medical imaging class at USC."
    - K. Kirk Shung, University of Southern California

    "I have anxiously anticipated the release of this book and will use it with both students and trainees."
    - Michael B. Smith, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

    "An excellent and approachable text for both undergraduate and graduate students."
    - Richard Magin, University of Illinois at Chicago

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    17th Dec 2014 by GeorgeCoutrakon

    This book is terrific. I taught a small graduate physics course from it 2 years ago and will reteach it in the Spring. Ive not seen a medical imaging text book with such good explanations of CT and MRI and great quantitative problems for students to learn from. Great text.

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511911217
    • contains: 217 b/w illus. 10 tables 137 exercises
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. General image characteristics, data acquisition and image reconstruction
    2. X-ray planar radiology and computed tomography
    3. Nuclear medicine: planar scintigraphy, SPECT and PET/CT
    4. Ultrasound imaging
    5. Magnetic resonance imaging.

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    Introduction to Medical Imaging

    Nadine Barrie Smith, Andrew Webb

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    Nadine Barrie Smith, Pennsylvania State University
    Andrew Webb is Professor of Radiology at the Leiden University Medical Center, and Director of the C. J. Gorter High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. His research involves many areas of high field magnetic resonance imaging and has resulted in more than 160 journal articles and five patents. He has taught medical imaging classes for both graduates and undergraduates both nationally and internationally for the past fifteen years.

    Andrew Webb, Leiden University Medical Center
    Nadine Smith is a faculty member in the Bioengineering Department and the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Pennsylvania State University. She also holds a visiting faculty position at the Leiden University Medical Center. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine where she is on both the Bioeffects and Technical Standards Committees. Her current research involves ultrasound transducer design, ultrasound imaging and therapeutic applications of ultrasound.

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