Covering a wide range of applications, Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine provides medical personnel and students with an exploration of the physics-related applications found in state-of-the-art medical centers. Requiring no previous acquaintance with physics, biology, or chemistry and keeping mathematics to a minimum, the application-dedicated chapters adhere to simple and self-contained qualitative explanations that make use of examples and illustrations. With an enhanced emphasis on digital imaging and computers in medicine, the text gives readers a fundamental understanding of the practical application of each concept and the basic science behind it.
1 Introduction and Overview. 2 Seeing and Healing with Sound: Ultrasound Imaging and Therapies. 3 Fiber Optics in Medicine 4 Lasers in Medicine: Healing and Imaging with Light. 5 X-ray vision: Diagnostic and Therapeutic X-rays. 6 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Therapy. 7 Radioactivity and Medicine: Images, Therapy and Safety.