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Handbook of X-ray Imaging

Physics and Technology

Edited by: Paolo Russo

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498741521
eBook ISBN: 9781351228251
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351228251
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Book description

Containing chapter contributions from over 130 experts, this unique publication is the first handbook dedicated to the physics and technology of X-ray imaging, offering extensive coverage of the field. This highly comprehensive work is edited by one of the world?s leading experts in X-ray imaging?physics and technology and has been created with guidance from a Scientific Board containing respected and renowned scientists from around the world.

The book's scope includes 2D and 3D X-ray imaging techniques from soft-X-ray to megavoltage energies, including computed tomography, fluoroscopy, dental imaging and small animal imaging, with several chapters dedicated to breast imaging techniques. 2D and 3D industrial imaging is incorporated, including imaging of artworks. Specific attention is dedicated to techniques of phase contrast X-ray imaging.

The approach undertaken is one that illustrates the theory as well as the techniques and the devices routinely used in the various fields. Computational aspects are fully covered, including 3D reconstruction algorithms, hard/software phantoms, and computer-aided diagnosis. Theories of image quality are fully illustrated. Historical, radioprotection, radiation dosimetry, quality assurance and educational aspects are also covered.

This handbook will be suitable for a very broad audience, including graduate students in medical physics and biomedical engineering; medical physics residents; radiographers; physicists and engineers in the field of imaging and non-destructive industrial testing using X-rays; and scientists interested in understanding and using X-ray imaging techniques.

The handbook's editor, Dr. Paolo Russo, has over 30 years? experience in the academic teaching of medical physics and X-ray imaging research. He has authored several book chapters in the field of X-ray imaging, is Editor-in-Chief of an international scientific journal in medical physics, and has responsibilities in the publication committees of international scientific organizations in medical physics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Basic Physics of X-ray Interactions in Matter Download PDF
Chapter  2:  X-ray Tube Physics and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  X-ray Generators Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Carbon Nanotube-Based Field Emission X-ray Technology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Technology of Miniature X-ray Tubes Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Technology of Pyroelectric X-ray Tubes Download PDF
Chapter  7:  History of X-ray Tubes Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Synchrotron Radiation X-ray Sources for Radiography and Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  9:  X-ray Shutters Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Calculation of X-ray Spectra Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Radiochromic Film Dosimetry for Radiology Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Computed Radiography Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Photon-Counting Detectors for X-ray Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Image Quality Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Image Quality in Attenuation-Based and Phase-Contrast-Based X-ray Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Inverse Compton Scattering X-ray Sources Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen: The Discovery of X-rays and the Creation of a New Medical Profession Download PDF
Chapter  18:  History of Radiology Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Digital Mammography Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Fluoroscopy: Physics and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Dental Radiography Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Clinical Mammographic and Tomosynthesis Units Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Physical Image Quality Evaluation of X-ray Detectors for Digital Radiography and Mammography Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mammography, Breast Tomosynthesis, and Risk of Radiation-Induced Breast Cancer Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Clinical Radiographic Units Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Clinical Fluoroscopy Units Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Physical Basis of X-ray Breast Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Radiation Dose in X-ray Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Industrial Radiography Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Forensic Radiology Download PDF
Chapter  32:  X-ray Computed Tomography for Diagnostic Imaging—From Single-Slice to Multi-Slice Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Analytical Reconstruction Methods in X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Iterative Reconstruction Methods in X-ray CT Download PDF
Chapter  35:  X-ray Cone Beam Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Small Animal X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Quality Assurance of X-ray Computer Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Radiation Dose in X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Dual-Energy X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Soft X-ray Tomography: Techniques and Applications Download PDF
Chapter  41:  4D X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Dental and Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  43:  High-Speed X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Kilovoltage and Megavoltage Imaging in Radiotherapy Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Industrial X-ray Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Industrial X-ray Computed Tomography Scanners Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Dimensional Metrology for Industrial Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Influence of Scatter in X-ray Imaging and Scatter Correction Methods for Industrial Applications Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Theory of X-ray Phase-Contrast Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Non-Interferometric Techniques for X-ray Phase-Contrast Biomedical Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  51:  X-ray Phase-Contrast Mammography Download PDF
Chapter  52:  X-ray Phase-Contrast Tomosynthesis Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Crystal Analyzer-Based X-ray Phase-Contrast Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  54:  X-ray Scattering: Analytical Applications and Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  55:  Tissue Substitute Materials for Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Phantoms for Image Quality and Dose Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Software Phantoms for X-ray Radiography and Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Radiography and Computed Tomography for Works of Art Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Computer-Aided Diagnosis for X-ray Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Computer Analysis of Mammograms Download PDF
Chapter  61:  Databases for Mammography Download PDF
Chapter  62:  Computer Analysis of Computer Tomography Images for Lung Nodule Detection Download PDF
Chapter  63:  Display Optimization and Human Factors Download PDF
Chapter  64:  Display for Medical Imaging and DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function Fundamentals Download PDF
Chapter  65:  Quality Control of Medical Imaging Displays Download PDF
Chapter  66:  Radiation Protection Issues in X-ray Radiology, Fluoroscopy, and Computed Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  67:  Educational Aspects in Radiography, Physics, and Technology Download PDF
Chapter  68:  Tables of X-rays Mass Attenuation Coefficients of K and L—Energy, of K, L, and M Fluorescence Yield of Kα/Kβ, Lα/Lβ, and Lα/Lγ Ratios Download PDF
Historical_Image_Gallery Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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