Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging

Essentials of Radiographic Physics and Imaging

By James Johnston, Ph.D., R.T.(R)(CV), Associate Professor Radiologic Sciences Director of Interdisciplinary Education for the College of Health Sciences and Human Services Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX and Terri L. Fauber, EdD, RT(R)(M), Associate Professor and Radiography Program Director, Department of Radiation Sciences, School of Allied Health Professions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

1. Introduction to the Imaging Sciences

Section I: Principles of Radiation Physics

2. Structure of the Atom

3. Electromagnetic and Particulate Radiation

4. The X-ray Circuit

5. The X-Ray Tube

6. X-Ray Production

7. X-Ray Interactions with Matter

Section II: Image Production and Evaluation

8. Image Production

9. Image Characteristics

10. Radiographic Exposure Technique

11. Scatter Control

12. Image Receptors

Section III: Specialized Radiographic Equipment

13. Automatic Exposure Control (AEC)

14. Image Intensified Fluoroscopy

15. Additional Equipment

16. Computed Tomography

Glossary of Key Terms