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Scientific Basis of the Royal College of Radiologists Fellowship

Illustrated questions and answers
Malcolm Sperrin, John Winder

Description

Science and medicine have long been close partners; this is particularly true in radiology where the availability of imaging techniques is central to diagnosis. An understanding of the science underlying an imaging process enables the development of new or improved techniques, comprehension of the imaging limitations and even the creation of a research portfolio. This volume is intended as an education resource to help study and pass the necessary exams in physics required for medical specialists.

About Editors

Malcolm Sperrin is the Director of the Department of Medical Physics, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, UK with a special interest in radiation medicine, especially nuclear medicine and radiotherapy. He also plays a significant role in radiation protection and contingency planning.

John Winder is Reader in Healthcare Science at the Institute of Nursing and Health Research, University of Ulster, Newtownabbey, UK, specialising in medical physics and medical imaging.


Table of Contents

1 Basic physics
2 X-ray imaging
3 Imaging theory
4 Radiation protection
5 Computed tomography
6 Ultrasound
7 Magnetic resonance
8 Nuclear medicine

Bibliographic

Hardback ISBN: 9780750310598

Ebook ISBN: 9780750310581

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1058-1

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing

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