Since its inception under the founding series editor, William R. Hendee, this series has reflected the cutting edge of science and technology developments in medical imaging and radiation therapy. The series encompasses all aspects of therapy and imaging in the diagnosis and treatment of human disease, presenting essential physics, biology, and medicine together with detailed, critical discussion of the state of the art and expert perspectives on future directions. Individual titles cover the wide spectrum of therapeutic aspects and imaging modalities, from magnetic resonance imaging to ultrasound, computed tomography, optical imaging, and radiography. The target audience is advanced students, researchers, residents, scientists, and professionals in a range of fields, including medical physics, biomedical engineering, radiology, oncology, and allied disciplines.
New books in the series are commissioned by invitation. Authors are also welcome to contact the Series Editors (Dr. Bruce R. Thomadsen: [email protected]; Dr. David W. Jordan: [email protected]) or the publisher (Carolina Antunes, Physics Editor: [email protected]) to discuss new title ideas.
Physics of Mammographic Imaging
Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy
Targeted Molecular Imaging
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
Informatics in Medical Imaging
Quantitative MRI in Cancer
Adaptive Radiation Therapy
Quality and Safety in Radiotherapy
December 05, 2012
The field of thermal therapy has been growing tenaciously in the last few decades. The application of heat to living tissues, from mild hyperthermia to high-temperature thermal ablation, has produced a host of well-documented genetic, cellular, and physiological responses that are being researched...
Mia K. Markey
November 09, 2012
Due to the increasing number of digital mammograms and the advent of new kinds of three-dimensional x-ray and other forms of medical imaging, mammography is undergoing a dramatic change. To meet their responsibilities, medical physicists must constantly renew their knowledge of advances in medical...
C-M Charlie Ma, Tony Lomax
October 09, 2012
Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy is an up-to-date guide to using proton and carbon ion therapy in modern cancer treatment. The book covers the physics and radiobiology basics of proton and ion beams, dosimetry methods and radiation measurements, and treatment delivery systems. It gives practical...
Michael J. Welch, William C. Eckelman
February 24, 2012
Targeted Molecular Imaging covers the development of novel diagnostic approaches that use an imaging probe and agent to noninvasively visualize cellular processes in normal and disease states. It discusses the concept, development, preclinical studies, and, in many cases, translation to the clinic...
J. Daniel Bourland
February 22, 2012
Image-Guided Radiation Therapy presents key image-guided radiation treatment (IGRT) technologies for external beam radiotherapy. The book explores the decades-long technological developments that have occurred in the realm of image-guided conformal, customized radiation treatment. Expert authors,...
George C. Kagadis, Steve G. Langer
October 17, 2011
Informatics in Medical Imaging provides a comprehensive survey of the field of medical imaging informatics. In addition to radiology, it also addresses other specialties such as pathology, cardiology, dermatology, and surgery, which have adopted the use of digital images. The book discusses basic...
Thomas E. Yankeelov, David R. Pickens, Ronald R. Price
September 13, 2011
Propelling quantitative MRI techniques from bench to bedside, Quantitative MRI in Cancer presents a range of quantitative MRI methods for assessing tumor biology. It includes biophysical and theoretical explanations of the most relevant MRI techniques as well as examples of these techniques in...
X. Allen Li
January 27, 2011
Modern medical imaging and radiation therapy technologies are so complex and computer driven that it is difficult for physicians and technologists to know exactly what is happening at the point-of-care. Medical physicists responsible for filling this gap in knowledge must stay abreast of the latest...
Todd Pawlicki, Peter Dunscombe, Arno J. Mundt, Pierre Scalliet
December 20, 2010
The first text to focus solely on quality and safety in radiotherapy, this work encompasses not only traditional, more technically oriented, quality assurance activities, but also general approaches of quality and safety. It includes contributions from experts both inside and outside the field to...