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Diagnostic Radiology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students

The IAEA has recently published the ‘Diagnostic Radiology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students’, aiming at providing the basis for the education of medical physicists initiating their university studies in the field of diagnostic radiology. This has been achieved with the work of 41 authors and reviewers from 12 different countries. The 24 chapters include a broad coverage of topics relevant to diagnostic radiology physics, including the radiation physics, dosimetry and instrumentation, image quality and image perception, imaging modality specific topics, recent advances in digital techniques and radiation biology and protection. This book teaches the essential physics of diagnostic radiology and its application in modern medicine. It is not designed to replace the large number of textbooks available on many aspects of diagnostic radiology physics, which will still be necessary to deepen knowledge in the specific topics reviewed here. It is expected to successfully fill a gap in the teaching material for medical radiation physics in imaging, providing in a single manageable volume the largest possible coverage available today.

Additional training material, in the form of PowerPoint presentations, has been developed for each chapter of the handbook. They are designed, as an additional training tool to assist in the better presentation of the content of each chapter. The finalized peer-reviewed slides are available here as PDF files and PowerPoint. 

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Chapter 1. Fundamentals of Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Chapter 2. Interactions of Radiation with Matter
Chapter 3. Fundamentals of Dosimetry
Chapter 4. Measures of Image Quality
Chapter 5. X ray Production
Chapter 6. Projection Radiography
Chapter 7. Receptors for Projection Radiography
Chapter 8. Fluoroscopic Imaging Systems
Chapter 9. Mammography
Chapter 10. Special Topics in Radiography
Chapter 11. Computed Tomography
Chapter 12. Physics of Ultrasound
Chapter 13. Ultrasound Imaging
Chapter 14. Physics of Magnetic Resonance
Chapter 15. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chapter 16. Digital Imaging
Chapter 17. Image Post Processing and Analysis
Chapter 18. Image Perception and Assessment
Chapter 19. Quality Management
Chapter 20. Radiation Biology
Chapter 21. Instrumentation for Dosimetry
Chapter 22. Patient Dosimetry
Chapter 23. Justification and Optimisation in Clinical Practice
Chapter 24. Radiation Protection