Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology

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Paolo Russo


CRC Press




1376 pages









Book Description

This groundbreaking product, Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology (PDF), is the first ebook to be dedicated to the physics and technology of X-ray imaging. It provides comprehensive treatment of the discipline and features chapter contributions from more than 130 industry leaders. This extremely comprehensive work has been edited by one of the world’s foremost authorities in X-ray imaging physics and technology, and it has been created with the guidance of a Scientific Board that consists of respected and renowned scientists from all over the world. Moreover, this work has been created with the assistance of a Scientific Advisory Board.

The scope of this ebook encompasses 3D and 2D X-ray imaging techniques, ranging from soft-X-ray to megavoltage energies. These techniques include fluoroscopy, dental imaging, computed tomography, and imaging of small animals. Additionally, several chapters in this ebook are dedicated to breast imaging techniques. Imaging in both three dimensions and two dimensions is used in industry, and this includes imaging of artworks. Techniques of phase-contrast X-ray imaging are the focus of a particular amount of study here.

The strategy that was implemented is one that exemplifies the theory in addition to the techniques, tools, and technologies that are commonly utilized in the many sectors. All computational components are addressed, including hard and software phantoms, techniques for 3D reconstruction, and computer-aided diagnosis. Theories regarding image quality are shown in every detail. The instructional, historical, radiation dosimetry, and radioprotection facets, along with quality assurance, are all covered in this book.

This handbook will be suitable for a very wide audience, including graduate students in medical physics and biomedical engineering; radiographers; medical physics residents; 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. Other potential readers include medical physics residents and physicists; radiographers; and medical physics residents.

Dr. Paolo Russo, who is in charge of editing this handbook, has worked in higher education for over 30 years, mostly in the fields of medical physics and X-ray imaging research. He is the Editor-in-Chief of an international scientific journal in medical physics, as well as having responsibilities in the publication committees of several international scientific organizations in the field of medical physics. Additionally, he is the author of several book chapters that are related to the field of X-ray imaging.




  • This is the very first guidebook that has ever been published that is specifically devoted to the physics and technology of X-rays.


  • Extensive overview of the application of X-rays in medical radiology as well as in industrial testing



A handbook compiled and edited by a world-renowned authority, with contributions from recognized authorities in all relevant fields.

NOTE: Only the digital handbook, Handbook of X-ray Imaging: Physics and Technology in PDF, is included in this purchase. There are no additional codes supplied.

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Content: PART 1: Basic physical and technological aspectsChapter 1: Basic physics of X-ray interactions in matterChapter 2: Xray tube physics and technologyChapter 3: X-ray generatorsChapter 4: Carbon Nanotube Based Field Emission X-ray TechnologyChapter 5: Technology of Miniature X-Ray TubesChapter 6: Technology of pyroelectric X-ray tubesChapter 7: History of X-Ray TubesChapter 8: Synchrotron radiation x-ray sources for radiography and tomographyChapter 9: X-ray shuttersChapter 10: Calculation of x-ray spectraChapter 11: Radiochromic film dosimetry for radiologyChapter 12: Computed Radiographyã Chapter 13: Photon Counting Detectors for X-ray imagingChapter 14: Image QualityChapter 15: Image quality in attenuation based and phase contrast based X-ray imagingChapter 16: Inverse Compton Scattering X-ray sourcesPART 2: X-ray Radiography and FluoroscopyChapter 17: Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen – The discovery of X-rays and the creation of a new medical professionChapter 18: History of Radiology Chapter 19: Digital MammographyChapter 20: Digital Breast TomosynthesisChapter 21: Fluoroscopy: physics and technologyChapter 22: Dental radiographyChapter 23: Clinical mammographic and tomosynthesis unitsChapter 24: Physical image quality evaluation of x-ray detectors for digital radiography and mammographyChapter 25: Mammography, breast tomosynthesis and risk of radiation-induced breast cancerChapter 26: Clinical radiographic unitsChapter 27: Clinical Fluoroscopy unitsChapter 28: Physical Basis of X-ray Breast ImagingChapter 29: Radiation dose in X-ray mammography and digital breast tomosynthesisChapter 30: Industrial RadiographyChapter 31: Forensic RadiologyPART 3: X-ray Computed TomographyChapter 32: X-ray Computed Tomography for diagnostic imaging – from single-slice to multi-sliceChapter 33: Analytical reconstruction methods in X-ray CTChapter 34: Iterative reconstruction methods in X-ray CTHistorical image galleryChapter 35: X-ray Cone-Beam Computed Tomography Chapter 36: Small Animal X-ray Computed TomographyChapter 37: Quality Assurance of X-ray Computer TomographyChapter 38: Radiation Dose in X-ray Computed TomographyChapter 39: Dual energy X-ray computed tomographyChapter 40: Soft x-ray tomography: techniques and applicationsChapter 41: 4-D X-ray Computed TomographyChapter 42: Dental and Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography Chapter 43: High Speed X-ray computed tomographyChapter 44: Kilovoltage and Megavoltage Imaging in RadiotherapyChapter 45: Industrial X-ray computed tomographyChapter 46: Industrial X-ray computed tomography scannersChapter 47: Dimensional metrology for industrial Computed TomographyChapter 48: Influence of scatter in X-ray imaging and scatter correction methods for industrial applicationsPART 4: Phase-contrast X-ray imaging and other aspectsChapter 49: Theory of X-ray phase-contrast imagingChapter 50: Non-interferometric techniques for X-ray phase-contrast biomedical imagingChapter 51: X-ray phase-contrast mammographyChapter 52: X-ray phase contrast tomosynthesis imagingChapter 53: Crystal analyser-based X-ray Phase Contrast ImagingChapter 54: X-Ray scattering: analytical applications and imagingChapter 55: Tissue Substitute Materials for Diagnostic X-ray ImagingChapter 56: Phantoms for image quality and dose assessmentChapter 57: Software phantoms for X-ray radiography and tomographyChapter 58: Radiography and Computed Tomography for Works of ArtChapter 59: Computer Aided Diagnosis for X-ray imagingChapter 60: Computer analysis of mammogramsChapter 61: Databases for mammographyChapter 62: Computer analysis of CT images for lung nodule detectionChapter 63: Display Optimization & Human FactorsChapter 64: Display for Medical Imaging and DICOM Grayscale Standard Display Function FundamentalsChapter 65: Quality Control of Medical Imaging DisplaysChapter 66: Radiation protection issues in X-ray radiology, fluoroscopy and computed tomographyChapter 67: Educational aspects in radiography physics and technologyChapter 68: Tables of X-rays mass attenuation coefficients, of K and L -energy, of K, L and M fluorescence yield, of Kα/Kss, Lα/Lssand Lα/Lγ


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