Table of contents for Introduction to biomedical imaging / Andrew Webb.


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Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. X-Ray Imaging and Computed Tomography. 1.1 General Principles of Imaging with X-Rays. 1.2 X-Ray Production. 1.3 Interactions of X-Rays with Tissue. 1.4 Linear and Mass Attenuation Coefficients of X-Rays in Tissue. 1.5 Instrumentation for Planar X-Ray Imaging. 1.6 X-Ray Image Characteristics. 1.7 X-Ray Contrast Agents. 1.8 X-Ray Imaging Methods. 1.9 Clinical Applications of X-Ray Imaging. 1.10 Computed Tomography. 1.11 Image Processing for Computed Tomography. 1.12 Spiral/Helical Computed Tomography. 1.13 Multislice Spiral Computed Tomography. 1.14 Radiation Dose. 1.15 Clinical Applications of Computed Tomography. 2. Nuclear Medicine. 2.1 General Principles of Nuclear Medicine. 2.2 Radioactivity. 2.3 The Production of Radionuclides. 2.4 Types of Radioactive Decay. 2.5 The Technetium Generator. 2.6 The Biodistribution of Technetium-Based Agents within the Body. 2.7 Instrumentation: The Gamma Camera. 2.8 Image Characteristics. 2.9 Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. 2.10 Clinical Applications of Nuclear Medicine. 2.11 Positron Emission Tomography. 3. Ultrasonic Imaging. 3.1 General Principles of Ultrasonic Imaging. 3.2 Wave Propagation and Characteristic Acoustic Impedance. 3.3 Wave Reflection and Refraction. 3.4 Energy Loss Mechanisms in Tissue. 3.5 Instrumentation. 3.6 Diagnostic Scanning Modes. 3.7 Artifacts in Ultrasonic Imaging. 3.8 Image Characteristics. 3.9 Compound Imaging. 3.10 Blood Velocity Measurements Using Ultrasound. 3.11 Ultrasound Contrast Agents, Harmonic Imaging, and Pulse Inversion Techniques. 3.12 Safety and Bioeffects in Ultrasonic Imaging. 3.13 Clinical Applications of Ultrasound. 4. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 4.1 General Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 4.2 Nuclear Magnetism. 4.3 Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 4.4 Instrumentation. 4.5 Imaging Sequences. 4.6 Image Characteristics. 4.7 MRI Contrast Agents. 4.8 Magnetic Resonance Angiography. 4.9 Diffusion-Weighted Imaging. 4.10 In Vivo Localized Spectroscopy. 4.11 Functional MRI. 4.12 Clinical Applications of MRI. 5. General Image Characteristics. 5.1 Introduction. 5.2 Spatial Resolution. 5.3 Signal-to-Noise Ratio. 5.4 Contrast-to-Noise Ratio. 5.5 Image Filtering. 5.6 The Receiver Operating Curve. Appendix A: The Fourier Transform. Appendix B: Backprojection and Filtered Backprojection. Abbreviations. Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Imaging systems in medicine.
Diagnostic Imaging
Imaging, Three-Dimensional
Image Analysis, Computer-Assisted