Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Nov 14, 2007 - Medical - 216 pages
The new edition of Physics for Medical Imaging has been fully updated to reflect the latest advances in technology and legislation and the needs of today's radiology trainees. Invaluable reading, particularly for those sitting the primary and final examinations of the Royal College of Radiology, UK, the book will also be of value to radiographers and personnel interested in medical imaging. The concise text is also accompanied by clear line drawings and sample images to illustrate the principles discussed.

Closely matches needs of FRCR examination candidates.
  • Updated to reflect changes to FRCR examination.
  • More medically orientated.
  • Covers new legislation concerning radiological safety etc.
  • 'Must-know' summaries at end of each chapter.
  • Completely new design.


Radiation hazards and protection
Imaging with Xrays
Filmscreen radiography
Digital radiography
Computed tomography
Gamma imaging
Imaging with ultrasound
Magnetic resonance imaging

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About the author (2007)

Head of the Ionising Radiation Section, Bureau Inernational des Poids et Mesures, France, Dr Allisy-Roberts obtained a BSc in Physics from the University of Birnimgham in 1970. She went on to study for the MSc in Radiobiology, achieving the degree in 1971. Continuing at the same University, she obtained a PhD in Radiological Physics in 1980. Currently responsible for the international standards of radiation dosimetry and radioactivity measurements, she was previously Director of Medical Physics and Engineering, Southampton University Hospitals (1991-1994) and Consultant Physicist, Head of Regional Radiation Physics and Protection Services in the Department of Medical Physics at the Queen Elizabeth Medical Centre, Birmingham (1988-1990). She has served on many influential National and International committees dealing with radiation protection affairs and in 2002 was awarded the Founders' Prize by the Society for Radiological Protection.

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