Principles of Radiological Physics – 5th Rev. Edition


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Comprehensive guide to the essential understanding of the physics of radiology students will need to successfully employ diagnostic radiography.


Radiography and mathematics

  • Principles of radiography
  • Geometric radiography
  • The inverse square law
  • The exponential law

General physics

  • Laws of physics (classical)
  • Units of measurement
  • Experimental error and statistics
  • Heat
  • Electrostatics
  • Electricity (DC)
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Electromagnetic induction
  • Alternating current flow
  • The motor principle
  • Capacitors
  • The AC transformer
  • Semiconductor materials
  • Rectification
  • Exposure and timing circuits

Construction and operation of x-ray tubes

  • Diagnostic x-ray tubes
  • Monitoring and protection of X-ray tubes
  • Orthovoltage generators and linear accelerators

Atomic physics

  • Laws of modern physics
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Elementary structure of the atom
  • Radioactivity

X-rays and matter

  • The production of x-rays
  • Factors affecting x-ray beam quality and quantity
  • Interaction of x-rays with matter
  • Luminescence and photostimulation
  • The radiographic image

Dosimetry and radiation protection

  • Radiation dosimetry
  • Radiation protection

Appendices, tables and answers to self-tests

  • Mathematics for radiography
  • Scintillation counters
  • CT scanning
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Digital imaging
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Modulation transfer function (MTF)
  • SI base units