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Medical Imaging and Radiology

This section contains books on medical imaging and radiology.

Body Voyage: A Three Dimensional Tour of a Real Human Body, by Alexander Tsiaras

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Body Voyage is largely an illustrative piece with a liberal dose of Tsiaras photo-journalist artwork mixed in. The diagnostic images in this book are fascinating as they are presented in an artistic way that might not be suitable for diagnosis but make appreciation by lay people much better. Visit the National Library of Medicine site (page opens in new window) to view or download data from the Visible Human Project, used to create the pictures in this book.

ISBN 0-446-52009-8
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A Century of X-Rays and Radioactivity in Medicine: With Emphasis on Photographic Records of the Early Years, by Richard F. Mould

This book was written and published on the centennial anniversary of the discovery of x-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen. Dr Mould's book makes a unique contribution to the telling of this entertaining story - in the unusual and accessible style of a 'radiological photograph album'. Over 700 historical illustrations, with full and informative captions, are supported by short introductory essays to blow the dust off our fascinating radiological past in an easily readable style. The focus of this bookis on the historically more interesting earlier years - of discovery and invention, diagnosis and therapy, dosimetry, risk and protection. The photographic record is complemented by archival accounts of the pioneer scientists and physicians, and of their early patients, and is interspersed with a variety of radiological anecdotes. In the several chapters on diagnostic techniques, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine the history is nevertheless brought up to date so that the old methodologies may be contrasted with newer technologies. The medical theme is itself complemented by two interesting chapterson museum and industrial applications of radiography.

ISBN 0750302240
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Inside Information: Imaging the Human Body, by William A. Ewing

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Cutting across the boundaries of art and science are more than 100 astonishing images of the human body captured by state-of-the-art technology. There are stunning images of the skeletal, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, digestive systems, and images that show processes such as cell division. Images created by magnetic resonance imaging, gamma camera scans, and endoscopic photography are presented here for the lay reader along with text that explains the imaging processes and the images of the human body.

ISBN 0684831082
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The Invisible Light:100 Years of Medical Radiology, A.M. Thomas (Editor)

This book provides a history of the first 100 years of medical radiology from 1895 to 1995. "Invisible Light" was used to describe the rays Professor Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen discovered in his Wurzburg laboratory in 1895. X-rays were quickly adapted for medical use and this book describes how the discipline has grown in its first 100 years.

ISBN 0865426279
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Medicine's New Vision, by Howard Sochurek

This excellent book was written in 1988. While some of the facts and figures in this book are not fully up to date, it is written entirely for the information and education of ordinary people and has countless fascinating and touching stories about how diagnostic imaging has helped save many people's lives. Unfortunately, this book is out of print, but may be found in your local library. This book will touch your heart.

ISBN 0912734256

Naked to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century, by Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles

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From the days when a single x-ray required a two-hour exposure to the fraction of a second necessary today, medical imaging technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Kevles manages to make the history of x-rays and medical imaging an engrossing read in Naked to the Bone. Starting with Roentgen's fruitful investigation of the glow emitted by a cathode-ray tube, Kevles follows the development of medical imaging into CT, MR, PET, ultrasound, and mammography. Perhaps what makes this book most interesting to the average reader, however, is its emphasis on social history, as Kevles shows the affects of the X-ray on art, fashion, and self-image. Kevles provides an excellent history of the technology of medical imaging--x-rays, --but builds on it to examine the wider ramifications of bodily transparency.

ISBN 0813523583
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Radiology:An Illustrated History, by Ronald L. Eisenberg

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Eisenberg presents a well-illustrated, one-of-a-kind look at radiology's 100-year history. The book ranges from Roentgen's discovery of x-rays (1895) and the Curie's discovery of radioactivity (1896) to the development and growth of today's various clinical sub-specialities, emphasizing human ingenuity and rapidly advancing technology.

ISBN 08513052X
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Radiologic Anatomy, by Jon Seymour, MD; Richard Rathe, MD; Linda Lanier, MD

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This CD-ROM is intended for medical students and technologists, but is also a useful reference for lay people who wish to learn more about human anatomy as represented by medical images. Radiologic Anatomy represents an innovative approach to teaching the basics of cross-sectional (CT, MR and ultrasound) and plain-film (x-ray) anatomy. Unlike paging through an atlas, using this CD-ROM is easy and fun. It allows one to wander through the body, using several imaging techniques and also provides cadaver dissection images.

ISBN 1885966040
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Radiology Imaging: Words and Phrases, by Health Professions Institute

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Description and discussion of words and phrases from radiology and medical imaging including: Diagnostic Imaging, Interventional Radiology, Therapeutic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Neuroradiology, Ultrasonography, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging. This book is 614 pages long in paperback and was published in July 1997.

ISBN 093438588
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Radiology in Medical Diagnostics: Evolution of X-Ray Applications 1895-1995, by Gerd Rosenbusch

This book marks the centenary of the discovery of x-rays by describing the evolution of x-ray applications. Radiology in Medical Diagnostics has been written by 22 acknowledged specialists and describes the genesis of radiology from its beginnings to computed tomography. There is also coverage of developments in safety and the reduction of radiation exposure and future prospects in x-ray imaging technology. It will be of interest to physicians and even laymen and will be indispensable for all residents, radiologists, technologists and others engaged in radiological sciences and technologies who wish to learn more about the fascinating development of their subject and Roentgen's crucial role in it.

ISBN 0865428999
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Squire's Fundamentals of Radiology (5th Ed), by Lucy Frank Squire and Robert A. Novelline

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This new edition of Fundamentals of Radiology is intended for medical students, but may also be a good reference for lay people. This edition brings up to date the definitive work by Squire and Novelline and reflects the latest types and uses of imaging techniques. The text is accompanied by hundreds of superb reproductions of plain film (x-ray), computed tomography, magnetic resonance, and ultrasound images.

ISBN 0674833392
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