The Physics of Medical Imaging

The Physics of Medical Imaging

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The Physics of Medical Imaging reviews the scientific basis and physical principles underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major imaging methods of x-radiology, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic resonance, and considers promising new techniques. Following these reviews are several thematic chapters that cover the mathematics of medical imaging, image perception, computational requirements, and techniques. Throughout the book, the author encourages readers to consider key questions concerning imaging. This profusely illustrated and extensively indexed text is accessible to graduate physical scientists, advanced undergraduates, and research students. It logically complements books on applications of imaging techniques in medicine, making it useful for clinicians as well.It is possible to obtain systems in which a refrigeration head that uses helium gas as a refrigerant is attached to the magnet. ... This has advantages for mobile NMR centres where magnets need to be transported on trailers, but is also important for those installations that may wish to perform imaging at ... Figure 8.52 A diagram showing a cross section through a wholebody superconducting magnet.

Title:The Physics of Medical Imaging
Author:S. Webb
Publisher:CRC Press - 1988-01-01


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