Medical Imaging, 1st Edition

  • Harry LeVine
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  • ISBN-10: 0313359709
  • ISBN-13: 9780313359705
  • DDC: 616.07
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 211 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010

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Medical Imaging describes the discovery and development of diagnostic imaging technologies, explaining how the technologies work and exploring some of the issues that such powerful and expensive technologies create. The book begins with the discovery of X-rays in 1895 and traces the history of imaging technology through today’s tools, such as X-ray computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional imaging by positron emission tomography (PET), and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

The contribution of these expensive technologies to the rising cost of healthcare in the United States and the unequal distribution of imaging diagnostic facilities, particularly in developing countries, is also considered. In addition, the book explores potential ethical issues that have surfaced concerning reportability of incidental findings during a scan, applications of imaging tools in lie detection, and admissibility of medical images as evidence in courts of law.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: History and Scientific Background of Medical Imaging.
2: Before the Light—History of Looking Inside the Human Body.
3: The Relationship of the Human Body and Disease.
4: First Light—The Discovery of X-Rays.
5: The Body in Motion—Fluoroscopy.
6: Breast Cancer Detection—Mammography.
7: Three-Dimensional Imaging—The Development of Tomography.
8: Imaging the Light from Within—SPECT and PET.
9: Lighting up the Body's Own Molecules—Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
10: From Oceans and Bathtubs—Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging.
11: Shining a Light Within—Endoscopy.
12: Future Imaging Modalities.
13: The Digital Age.
14: Controversies in Medical Imaging.
15: Radiation Safety and Protection.
16: Whole-Body CT Scanning for Cancer Detection.
17: Cost-Benefit of Medical Imaging.
18: Accessibility of Medical Imaging in Developing Countries.
19: Admissibility of Medical Images as Evidence in a Court of Law.
20: Ethics of Medical Imaging.
21: Mandatory Ultrasound Legislation.
22: The 2009 Mammography Guidelines Controversy.
23: References and Resources.
Annotated Primary Source Documents.
Electromagnetic Radiation and the Atom.
Medical Imaging Timeline.
References and Further Reading.
About the Author.