Fundamental Physics for Probing and Imaging

Paperback | November 26, 2006

byWade Allison

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Physics has reduced fear and increased safety for society, largely by extending the power to see. The methods used are magnetic resonance, ionising radiation and sound, with their extensions. This textbook expounds the fundamental physics of these. It follows how they are applied by moderntechnology to "seeing" in clinical medicine including therapy and in other spheres of human activity such as archaeology, geophysics, security and navigation. By taking a broad view over the whole field, the book encourages comparisons, underlines the importance of public education and reaches freshconclusions of some political importance concerning safety. This textbook has developed from a course given to third year students at Oxford and is written so that it can be used coherently as a basis for shorter courses by omitting certain chapters.

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Physics has reduced fear and increased safety for society, largely by extending the power to see. The methods used are magnetic resonance, ionising radiation and sound, with their extensions. This textbook expounds the fundamental physics of these. It follows how they are applied by moderntechnology to "seeing" in clinical medicine inc...

Professor Wade Allison Physics Department and Keble College University of Oxford Oxford OX1 3PG Wade Allison is a Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow of Keble College. His own field is Particle Physics to which he has made significant contributions to experiments on Quarks and Neutrinos and to...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.79 inPublished:November 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019920389X

ISBN - 13:9780199203895

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Table of Contents

1. Physics for security2. Magnetism and magnetic resonance3. Interactions of ionising radiation4. Mechanical waves and properties of matter5. Information and data analysis6. Analysis and damage by irradiation7. Imaging with magnetic resonance8. Medical imaging and therapy with ionising radiation9. Ultrasound for imaging and therapy10. Forward look and conclusionsAppendices: Conventions, nomenclature and units. Glossary of terms and abbreviations. Hints and answers to selected questions.

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The author isn't afraid of equations and gives good account of those necessary to understand this growing imaging technology. We see cat scans and the like on Medical TV shows, but this is the kind of book Doctors need to get some understanding of the technology. I have in the past condemnedother books for not being willing to put their equations where their mouth is: not here. We really need more books like this one and fewer dumbing down texts that insult the reader. Amazon 5 Star Review 2007, R. Bagula, USA