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Together they are able to provide a level of patient care that would be unachievable by any single group working alone.
But to work together, they must all have a solid foundation in the physics of medical imaging. It is the intent of this text to provide this foundation. We hope that we have done so in a manner that makes learning enriching and enjoyable. The lectures are attended by resident physicians in radiology, by radiologic technologists and by students beginning graduate study in medical physics and in radiation biology.
The text is intended for a similar audience.
Many of the more recent developments in medical radiation physics are discussed in the text. However, innovations are frequent in radiology, and the reader should supplement the book with perusal of the current literature.
References at the end of each chapter may be used as a guide to additional sources of information. Mathematical prerequisites for understanding the text are minimal.
In the few sections where calculus is introduced in the derivation of an equation, a description of symbols and procedures is provided with the hope that the use of the equation is intelligible even if the derivation is obscure.
Problem solving is the most effective way to understand physics in general and medical radiation physics in particular. Problems are included at the end of each chapter, with answers at the end of the book.
Students are encouraged to explore, discuss and solve these problems. Example problems with solutions are scattered throughout the text. Burdick, M. Bing Johnson, M. I appreciate the comments offered by these reviewers. Edward Chaney, Ph.
Robert Cadigan, B. Josephine Ibbott prepared most of the line drawings for the book, and I am grateful for her diligence and cooperation. Suzan Ibbott and Mr. Billie Wheeler helped with some of the illustrations, and Miss Lynn Wisehart typed the appendixes.
Representatives of various instrument companies have helped in many ways. I am indebted deeply to Miss Carolyn Yandle for typing each chapter many times, and for contributing in many other ways toward the completion of the book.
Acknowledgments Finally, I wish to recognize my former teachers for all they Few textbooks would be written without the inspiration provided have contributed so unselfishly.
In particular, I wish to thank Fred by colleagues, students and friends. I am grateful to all of my Bonte, M.
I wish also to recognize my incompletion of this text. The original lectures were recorded by debtedness to Elda E. Anderson, Ph. Marilyn Seckler and Ph. I shall not forget their encouragement during my early years Mrs.
Parts of the book have been reviewed of graduate study. This text is a good example of such an opportunity.
Russ Ritenour received postdoctoral training in medical physics at the University of Colorado while I was chair of the Department of Radiology at that institution.
After his NIH postdoctoral fellowship, he stayed on the faculty and we published several papers together, both before and after each of us left Colorado for new adventures. When it came time to write a 3rd edition of Medical Imaging Physics about ten years ago, I realized that I needed a co-author to share the workload.
Russ was the person I wanted, and I am glad he agreed to be a co-author. He was equally willing to co-author this 4th edition. Future editions will bear his imprint as principal author of Medical Imaging Physics.
Several other persons deserve recognition for their support of this project. Foremost are Ms.
Terri Komar and Ms. Mary Beth Drapp, both of whom have been instrumental in moving the fourth edition to completion. Terri worked with me as Executive Assistant for almost 10 years before moving to North Carolina. She was succeeded most ably in the position by Mary Beth Drapp. It has been my great fortune to be able to work in my publication efforts with two such competent individuals.
Our editor, Ms. Luna Han of John Wiley Publishers, should be recognized for her quiet but firm insistence that we meet our own deadlines. I also am indebted to Jim Youker, M. Most of all, I want to thank my wife Jeannie. Her tolerance of my writing habits, including stacks of books and papers perched on the piano, on the dining table, and, most precariously, in my study, is unfathomable. In my opinion, the text can serve as a supplemental reference to teaching materials for radiation oncology residents, medical dosimetry students, and medical physics residents.
For practitioners in the field of radiotherapy, it can be a great resource for those who need to practice problem solving and examination preparation. Thus, I would strongly recommend this book to any medical physics department, radiation therapy technology training program, dosimetry program and medical residency program in radiation oncology.
All chapters include black and white graphs and figures to assist the reader. In the middle of the book, the authors have placed 15 color plates that correspond to figures already embedded in the text.
As a reader, I found these plates to be very useful and well designed. There are numerous tables containing data pertinent to the text, which can be used in problem solving.
Another useful feature, are calculated examples in almost every paragraph. These examples make it easier for the reader to understand the topic. I found the structure of the text valuable for review and for examination preparation. The chapters are ordered logically to lay a foundation of basic physics, then apply that foundation to current clinical treatments and technologies.
I like how this textbook starts with the basics atomic particles, how they are created, and how they interact with matter , then builds from there in a logical order.
A study of how machines generate the particles needed for imaging and treatment is next presented, followed by how those particles coming out of those machines are measured and calibrated, and how that radiation is deposited in patients. The foundation is set to understand the practical aspects of how patients are planned and treated including external beam and brachytherapy treatments. The book ends with various aspects of ensuring the safety of patients and staff, discussing principles of radiation protection, quality assurance, and patient safety and quality improvement.
Each chapter has its own table of contents, a listing of appropriate and successfully met learning objectives, and examples worked out within the text. Each chapter ends with a summary of key points in bullet format, problem sets, and references, with the appendix providing answers to problem sets. The tables are consistently formatted for clarity and visibility.
These features help to quickly navigate each chapter and emphasize key points — a need for any busy resident. The majority of the content is presented in standard paragraph format, which is necessary to achieve the goal of providing understanding of the material, and not simply rote memorization.
Thus, the chapter formatting and features allow for a nice balance between the two needs of quick access to key information yet adequate explanation of concepts. At around pages, the chapter contents cannot go too in depth in any particular topic. However, this is also a strength, particularly for the radiation oncology resident who needs to understand the concepts and extract key knowledge, without digging into numerous details and overwhelming derivations. The content is subsequently not focused on specific technology from vendors or specific variations with different disease sites.
The textbook particularly excels at explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand manner.