Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine

Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine

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Many remarkable medical technologies, diagnostic tools, and treatment methods have emerged as a result of modern physics discoveries in the last centurya€”including X-rays, radiation treatment, laser surgery, high-resolution ultrasound scans, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging. This undergraduate-level textbook describes the fundamental physical principles underlying these technological advances, emphasizing their applications to the practice of modern medicine. Intended for science and engineering students with one year of introductory physics background, this textbook presents the medical applications of fundamental principles of physics to students who are considering careers in medical physics, biophysics, medicine, or nuclear engineering. It also serves as an excellent reference for advanced students, as well as medical and health researchers, practitioners, and technicians who are interested in developing the background required to understand the changing landscape of medical science. Practice exercises are included and solutions are available separately in an instructora€™s manual. Complete discussion of the fundamental physical principles underlying modern medicine Accessible exploration of the physics encountered in a typical visit to a doctor Practice exercises are included and solutions are provided in a separate instructora€™s manual (available to professors) A companion website ( presents supplementary materialsIn the simplest conceivable scheme for the digital representation of a black/white image, there would be just one bit of information ... In such a case, the possible intensity values can be denoted 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7. ... An example is the screen of the small laptop computer (MacBook Air) on which this page was first written.

Title:Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine
Author:Mark Strikman, Kevork Spartalian, Milton W. Cole
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2014-12-21


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