Imaging Science shows the reader the principles of achieving maximum diagnostic image quality while minimising the potentially harmful effects of exposure to ionising radiation. The first five chapters explain X–ray imaging, from conventional procedures through to computed tomography (CT). Then, three chapters cover the imaging modalities based on gamma radiation (RNI), ultrasound and nuclear magnetic resonance (MRI). For readers whose previous science study has been limited, chapters 1 4 are accompanied by commentary notes which draw out and define key scientific terms.
Chapter 2. Formation of the incident beam.
Chapter 3. Formation of the emergent beam.
Chapter 4. Formation of a visible image.
Chapter 5. Computed tomography.
Chapter 6. Radionuclide imaging.
Chapter 7. Ultrasound imaging.
Chapter 8. Magnetic resonance imaging.
Further study and reading.