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Medical Imaging

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Description for Medical Imaging A prize-winning medical writer offers an explanation of modern diagnostic medical imaging technologies-and the issues that result from their use and misuse. Series: Health and Medical Issues Today. Num Pages: 211 pages, Illustrations, 1 map. BIC Classification: MMP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 235 x 155 x 23. Weight in Grams: 476.

A prize-winning medical writer offers an explanation of modern diagnostic medical imaging technologies—and the issues that result from their use and misuse.

Medical Imaging describes the discovery and development of diagnostic imaging technologies, explaining how the technologies work and exploring some of the issues that such powerful and expensive technologies create. The book begins with the discovery of X-rays in 1895 and traces the history of imaging technology through today’s tools, such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional imaging by positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

The contribution of these expensive technologies to ... Read more

  • Various charts and illustrations show medical imaging modalities, Medicare medical imaging costs, distribution of imaging costs, physicians' fees by modality, nuclear imaging probes, and medical imaging physics
  • A glossary defines key terms necessary to understanding medical imaging technology such as "positron," "half-life," and “tomography," as well as acronyms such as "MRI,", "PET," "SPECT," and "CT"
  • Presents documents including early popular science articles on X-ray technology and its abuse
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Product Details

Publication date
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc United States
Number of pages
Health and Medical Issues Today
Number of Pages
Place of Publication
, United States
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About Harry Levine
Harry LeVine, III, PhD, is associate professor in the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

Reviews for Medical Imaging
"In the two major sections, Le Vine (Univ. of Kentucky in Lexington) offers a fascinating history of the various forms of medical imaging and the current controversies surrounding their uses. He describes the most current technologies in sufficient detail so that readers obtain the requisite knowledge base. The second section is the gem. Against a background of today's rising health ... Read more

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