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Radiologic Science for Technologists: Physics, Biology, and Protection

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ISBN13:

9780323013376

ISBN10:
0323013376
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
3/1/2001
Publisher(s):
Elsevier Science Health Science div

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Summary

The purpose of this textbook is to convey a working knowledge of radiologic physics, and to prepare radiography students for the certification exam by the ARRT. The textbook also provides a standard of knowledge from which practicing radiographers can make decisions about technical factors and diagnostic image quality in the work place. This edition gives an expanded coverage of quality management, which includes all of the content on the ARRT. It also includes coverage of new cardiovascular interventional equipment and recent advances in spiral CT and digital radiography. Keeps students informed and up to date with respect to professional standards and requirements. Spanish version of 6th edition also available, ISBN: 84-8174-309-7

Author Biography

Stewart C. Bushong is Professor of Radiologic Science, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Table of Contents

PART I RADIOLOGIC PHYSICS
Concepts of radiologic science
2(13)
Mathematics and terminology for radiology
15(11)
Fundamentals of physics
26(11)
The atom
37(19)
Electromagnetic radiation
56(14)
Electricity
70(13)
Magnetism
83(8)
Electromagnetism
91(13)
PART II THE X-RAY BEAM
The x-ray imaging system
104(18)
The x-ray tube
122(19)
X-ray production
141(13)
X-ray emission
154(10)
X-ray interaction with matter
164(16)
PART III THE RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGE
Radiographic film
180(12)
Processing the latent image
192(12)
Radiographic intensifying screens
204(16)
Beam-restricting devices
220(11)
The grid
231(15)
Radiation exposure
246(7)
Radiographic quality
253(23)
Radiographic technique
276(20)
PART IV SPECIAL X-RAY IMAGING
Special radiographic procedures
296(10)
Mammography
306(13)
Mammography quality control
319(15)
Fluoroscopy
334(12)
Cardiovascular and interventional radiology
346(9)
Introduction to computer science
355(15)
Digital x-ray imaging
370(22)
Computed tomography
392(19)
Spiral computed tomography
411(16)
Quality control
427(13)
Image artifacts
440(10)
PART V RADIATION PROTECTION
Human biology
450(12)
Fundamental principles of radiobiology
462(7)
Molecular and cellular radiobiology
469(14)
Early effects of radiation
483(15)
Late effects of radiation
498(18)
Health physics
516(15)
Designing for radiation protection
531(15)
Radiation-protection procedures
546(19)
Answers to Challenge Questions 565(17)
Glossary 582


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