Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics

Slavik Tabakov, Franco Milano, Sven-Erik Strand, Cornelius Lewis, Perry Sprawls

December 19, 2012 by CRC Press
Reference - 908 Pages - 1157 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439846520 - CAT# K12085


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  • Presents the first encyclopaedia in medical physics
  • Contains approximately 2,800 articles with diagrams, images, formulas, and examples
  • Covers classical aspects and the newest elements in medical imaging, radiotherapy, and radiation protection
  • Discusses material at a level accessible to graduate and postgraduate students as well as medical specialists


Co-published by the European Medical Imaging Technology e-Encyclopaedia for Lifelong Learning (EMITEL) consortium and supported by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics contains nearly 2,800 cross-referenced entries relating to medical physics and associated technologies. Split into two convenient volumes, this all-encompassing reference covers:

  • General terms
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Radiotherapy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Ultrasound imaging
  • Radiation protection

The encyclopaedia features the work of over 100 contributors who are specialists in their respective areas. It describes new and existing methods and equipment in medical physics at a level accessible to graduate and postgraduate students as well as medical specialists. Most articles include references, further reading, images, graphs, formulas, and examples.