PRLog - June 5, 2012 - BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Since the publication of the best-selling, highly acclaimed first edition, the technology and clinical applications of medical imaging have changed significantly. Gathering these developments into one volume, Webb’s Physics of Medical Imaging, Second Edition presents the basic physics, modern technology and up-to-date examples of clinical application across all the modalities of medical imaging.
New to the Second Edition
Coverage of state-of-the-
Chapters on medical image processing and multimodality imaging
More than 50 percent new examples and over 80 percent new figures
Keeping the material accessible to graduate students, this well-illustrated book reviews the basic physics underpinning imaging in medicine. It covers the major techniques of x-radiology, computerised tomography, nuclear medicine, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, in addition to infrared, electrical impedance and optical imaging. The text also describes the mathematics of medical imaging, image processing, image perception, computational requirements and multimodality imaging.
Praise for the First Edition
Steve Webb has produced a first-class book. Because The Physics of Medical Imaging is up to date in a rapidly changing field, it is the text of choice for teaching graduate research students in this new and exciting subspeciality of physics.
… a worthwhile addition to the personal library of anyone connected with this field.
—Journal of Clinical Physics and Physiological Measurement
For all those requiring a comprehensive review of medical imaging techniques, at a fairly basic level, this text is highly recommended.
This is a book well worth the money and I can strongly recommend it both as desk and bedside reading.
Developments in digital radiography, together with an analysis of the computing requirements of the various techniques, complete this excellent text. The authors have done a remarkable job in covering such a wide subject so well in such a short book.
—Image Processing Magazine
This is an excellent publication and represents much dedication and hard work on behalf of the authors and, in particular, the editor.
About the Author
Maggie Flower was a senior lecturer in the Joint Department of Physics at the Institute of Cancer Research/Royal Marsden Hospital (ICR/RMH) before taking early retirement. A fellow of the IPEM, Dr. Flower was also a joint leader of the ICR’s Radioisotope Research Team and head of radioisotope imaging at RMH. Her research interests include the evaluation and development of quantitative radioisotope imaging techniques using SPECT and PET and the application of these imaging methods to a variety of clinical research projects.
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ISBN 9780750305730, June 2012, 864 pp, $89.95