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See below for a selection of the latest books from Medical physics category. Presented with a red border are the Medical physics books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Medical physics books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics

Author: Philip (Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, UK) Mayles Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/02/2021

From the essential background physics and radiobiology to the latest imaging and treatment modalities, the updated second edition of Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics: Theory and Practice covers all aspects of the subject. In Volume I, Part A includes the Interaction of Radiation with Matter - charged particles and photons - and the Fundamentals of Dosimetry - with an extensive section on small-field physics. Part B covers Radiobiology with increased emphasis on hypofractionation. Part C describes Equipment for Imaging and Therapy including MR-guided linear accelerators. Part D on Dose Measurement includes chapters on ionisation chambers, solid-state detectors, film and gels, as well as a detailed description and explanation of Codes of Practice for Reference Dose Determination including detector correction factors in small fields. Part E describes the properties of Clinical (external) Beams. The various methods (or 'algorithms') for Computing Doses in Patients irradiated by photon, electron and proton beams are described in Part F with increased emphasis on Monte-Carlo-based and grid-based deterministic algorithms. In Volume 2, Part G covers all aspects of Treatment Planning including CT-, MR- and Radionuclide-based patient imaging, Intensity-Modulated Photon beams, Electron and Proton Beams, Stereotactic and Total Body Irradiation and the use of the dosimetric and radiobiological metrics TCP and NTCP for plan evaluation and optimisation. Quality Assurance fundamentals with application to equipment and processes is covered in Part H. Radionuclides, equipment and methods for Brachytherapy and Targeted Molecular Therapy are covered in Parts I and J respectively. Finally, Part K is devoted to Radiation Protection of the public, staff and patients. Extensive tables of Physical Constants, Photon, Electron and Proton Interaction data, and typical Photon Beam and Radionuclide data are given in Part L. Edited by recognised authorities in the field, with the individual chapters written by renowned specialists, this second edition of Handbook of Radiotherapy Physics provides the essential up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge to deliver safe and effective radiotherapy. It will be of interest to clinical and research medical physicists, radiation oncologists, radiation technologists, PhD and Masters students.

Non-ionising Radiation Protection in Medical Environments

Non-ionising Radiation Protection in Medical Environments

Author: Magdalena S. Stoeva Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Nonionizing Radiation Protection in Medical Environments describes how medical practitioners can safely use nonionizing radiation sources such as magnetic resonance imaging, lasers and ultrasound devices, for surgical, therapeutic, and diagnostic purposes. Focusing on the professional, operational, and regulatory aspects of nonionizing radiation protection, the book covers virtually all regions of the world. The theoretical background is based on current regulatory frameworks and is complemented by practical sections and professional discussions by the world's leading medical and health physics professionals.

Nanotechnology in Biomedicine

Nanotechnology in Biomedicine

Author: Preeti Nigam Joshi Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book covers the basics of nanotechnology and its role in biomedical engineering. It clubs different applications of nanotechnology in medicine, disease diagnostics, artificial implants; nano-enabled implantable devices and nanorobots as future mode of treatment of various diseases. It provides a comprehensive overview to the reader about the basics of above areas as well as advanced implementation strategies. Case studies included in the book will help readers get a proper understanding of the subject and how nanotechnology is a boon for medical and bioengineering.

Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics - Three Volume Set

Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics - Three Volume Set

While graduate programs in medical physics are increasing across the globe, there is no graduate-level book currently dedicated to solving problems in medical physics. Filling this need, this three-volume set covers diagnostic imaging physics, nuclear medicine physics, and radiotherapy physics. It is suitable for graduate courses in medical physics, radiological sciences, and biomedical engineering. The set helps students understand how to apply theoretical concepts in real-world medical physics situations.

Computational Methods in Radiation Oncology and Medical Imaging

Computational Methods in Radiation Oncology and Medical Imaging

Author: Jeffrey F. Williamson, Shiva K. Das Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This book provides a comprehensive overview of computational methods used in radiation oncology and imaging physics, addressing clinical and research applications. It reflects the way in which technology has revolutionized these fields, for example showing how highly accurate model-based dose calculation engines are derived from transport theory, and how optimization tools enable delivery of highly conformal dose distributions, and how image processing, registration, and reconstruction tools are driving towards adaptive treatment planning. Readers will gain the skillset needed to adapt general mathematical techniques to real problems encountered in today's practice.

Monte Carlo Methods for Medical Physics

Monte Carlo Methods for Medical Physics

The Monte Carlo (MC) method, established as the gold standard to predict results of physical processes, is now fast becoming a routine clinical tool for applications that range from quality control to treatment verification. This book provides a basic understanding of the fundamental principles and limitations of the MC method in the interpretation and validation of results for various scenarios. It shows how user-friendly and speed optimized MC codes can achieve online image processing or dose calculations in a clinical setting. It introduces this essential method with emphasis on applications in hardware design and testing, radiological imaging, radiation therapy, and radiobiology.

Design of Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers and Systems

Design of Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers and Systems

Author: Sivaram Nishal Ramadas Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Successful and cost-effective design of an ultrasonic sensor can be problematic. As technological requirements have advanced, sensor complexity has increased dramatically, making intuitive design very difficult. Consequently, new improved models, capable of predicting the device characteristics, are vital for designing complex ultrasonic sensors/systems and keeping pace with the increasingly stringent technological requirements of the future. This book explains how to use a signal processing approach to build effective analytical methods that enable modeling of ultrasonic transduction systems.

Introduction to Medical Physics

Introduction to Medical Physics

Author: Cornelius (King's College Hospital, London, UK) Lewis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

This brand new book is designed to support undergraduate and graduate students taking their first modules in medical physics. It can be recommended as an overarching book to support students studying a number of modules (such as medical imaging and radiotherapy), as general introductory reading on a medical physics course, or as a dedicated book for a specific module on Introduction to Medical Physics . The book covers the basic principles and applications of medical physics equipment and the role of a medical physicist in healthcare. The book is ideally suited for new teaching schemes such as Modernising Scientific Careers, and will be invaluable for all medical physics students worldwide.

Magnetic Nanoparticles

Magnetic Nanoparticles

Author: Nguyen TK (University College London, UK) Thanh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Offering the latest information in magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) research, Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications provides a comprehensive review, from synthesis, characterization, and biofunctionalization to clinical applications of MNPs, including the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. This book, written by some of the most qualified experts in the field, not only fills a hole in the literature, but also bridges the gaps between all the different areas in this field. Translational research on tailored magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications spans a variety of disciplines, and putting together the most significant advances into a practical format is a challenging task. Balancing clinical applications with the underlying theory and foundational science behind these new discoveries, Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications supplies a toolbox of solutions and ideas for scientists in the field and for young researchers interested in magnetic nanoparticles.

The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology

The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology

Author: Jacob Van Dyk Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2020

Once again Jake Van Dyk has brought together an esteemed group of international experts to describe the latest radiation oncology tools and techniques in volume 4 of The Modern Technology of Radiation Oncology. With technological advancements in radiation oncology continuing at a rapid pace, this book provides state-of-the-art information on making these technologies available in the clinic. Some of the topics addressed in this volume include FLASH RT, surface-guided radiation therapy, PET/MRI, real-time MRI guidance, robust optimization, automated treatment planning, artificial intelligence, big data, machine learning, radiomics, particle therapy RBE, nanoparticle applications, and global access to radiotherapy. These volumes have not only been valued by medical physicists in clinical practice around the world, but also by residents preparing for their certification exams.

Diagnostic Radiology Physics with MATLAB (R)

Diagnostic Radiology Physics with MATLAB (R)

Author: Johan (Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden) Helmenkamp Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/11/2020

Imaging modalities in radiology produce ever-increasing amounts of data which need to be displayed, optimized, analyzed and archived: a big data as well as an image processing problem. Computer programming skills are rarely emphasized during the education and training of medical physicists, meaning that many individuals enter the workplace without the ability to efficiently solve many real-world clinical problems. This book provides a foundation for the teaching and learning of programming for medical physicists and other professions in the field of Radiology and offers valuable content for novices and more experienced readers alike. It focuses on providing readers with practical skills on how to implement MATLAB (R) as an everyday tool, rather than on solving academic and abstract physics problems. Further, it recognizes that MATLAB (R) is only one tool in a medical physicist's toolkit and shows how it can be used as the glue to integrate other software and processes together. Yet with great power comes great responsibility. The pitfalls to deploying your own software in a clinical environment are also clearly explained. This book is an ideal companion for all medical physicists and medical professionals looking to learn how to utilise MATLAB (R) in their work. Features: Encompasses a wide range of medical physics applications in diagnostic and interventional radiology Advances the skill of the reader by taking them through real world practical examples and solutions with access to an online resource of example code The diverse examples of varying difficulty makes the book suitable for readers from a variety of backgrounds and with different levels of programming experience

Medical Physics Staffing Needs in Diagnostic Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy

Medical Physics Staffing Needs in Diagnostic Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/10/2020

Over the last decades, the rapid technological development of diagnostic and interventional radiology and nuclear medicine has made them major tools of modern medicine. However, at the same time the involved risks, the growing number of procedures and the increasing complexity of the procedures require competent professional staff to ensure safe and effective patient diagnosis, treatment and management. Medical physicists (or clinically qualified medical physicists) have been recognized as vital health professionals with important and clear responsibilities related to quality and safety of applications of ionizing radiation in medicine. This publication describes an algorithm developed to determine the recommended staffing levels for clinical medical physics services in medical imaging and radionuclide therapy, based on current best practice, as described in international guidelines.