Medical Imaging and Radiology
This section contains books on medical imaging and radiology.
Voyage: A Three Dimensional Tour of a Real Human Body, by Alexander
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 www.nlm.nih.gov/nlmhome.html
(page opens in new window) to view or download data from the Visible Human Project, used
to create the pictures in this book.
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Dimensional Tour of a Real Human Body.
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.
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and Radioactivity in Medicine.
Information: Imaging the Human Body, by William A. Ewing
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.
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Imaging the Human Body.
Invisible Light:100 Years of Medical Radiology, A.M. Thomas (Editor)
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.
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Light:100 Years of Medical Radiology.
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.
to the Bone: Medical Imaging in the Twentieth Century, by Bettyann Holtzmann
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.
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Illustrated History, by Ronald L. Eisenberg
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.
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Anatomy, by Jon Seymour, MD; Richard Rathe, MD; Linda Lanier, MD
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
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Imaging: Words and Phrases, by Health Professions Institute
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.
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Words and Phrases.
in Medical Diagnostics: Evolution of X-Ray Applications 1895-1995, by Gerd
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.
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Diagnostics:Evolution of X-Ray Applications 1895-1995.
Fundamentals of Radiology (5th Ed), by Lucy Frank Squire and Robert A. Novelline
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.
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