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Place any print book order in January and get a periodic table
Periodic Table of the Elements - with the K-edge energies of the elements
Designed by: Frank Ranallo
One piece of data that is useful to medical physicists is missing in commonly available periodic tables of the elements: the k-edge energies of each element. This information is important for the following phenomena (and elements):
- Production of radiation by x-ray tubes: Mo, Rh, W, Re
- Filtration of x-ray beams in imaging: Cu, Mo, Rh, Ag, Y, Gd
- Attenuation/ absorption of x-rays by contrast materials in tissue: I, Ba
- Absorption of x-rays by image receptors Br, Y, I, Xe, Cs, Ba, La, Gd, W
- Shielding of radiation: Fe, Cu, Sn, Sb, Ba, Tl, W, Pb, Bi, W, U Generally k-edge energies below about 10 keV are not very interesting since diagnostic x-ray spectra do not usually extend much below 10 keV.
- The 2015-2019 Diagnostic Exams have color images whenever possible.
- 2011 through 2019 Therapy and Diagnostic exams are available in eBook editions.
- Updated graphics in full color for increased understanding.
- Appendices on board certifications in radiation therapy for ABR, AART, and Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board.
- Dosimetry Data
- A full index
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This unique periodic table provides the K-edge energies. Place an order in January and we'll send you this 8.5" x 11" table for free.
Coming Early Spring 2020
The CT Handbook:
Optimizing Protocols for Today's Feature Rich Scanners
Author: Timothy P. Szczykutowicz
ISBN: Hardcover 978-0-944838-53-2
Sample Chapter 1 w/Table of Contents [pdf format]
This text covers everything from the basic x-ray photon interactions of CT to scheduling patients and properly organizing and displaying protocols. After reading this book, radiologists should have enough confidence to suggest changes to their CT protocol optimization teams. Likewise, non-radiology practitioners who use CT as part of their practice (e.g., radiation therapy physicist/oncologists, cardiologists, dentists, surgeons, researchers, etc.) will find this text useful in getting better image quality from their equipment.
This text doesn't shy away from comparing features from different vendors. Providing vendor-specific information allows one to gain real-world insight into MDCT scanner reconstruction and AEC operation.
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An Introduction to MRI for Medical Physicists and Engineers
Authors: Anthony Wolbarst and Nathan Yanasak
Price: $120.00Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-930524-20-0
eBook ISBN: 978-1-930524-58-3
Table of Contents
MRI reveals structural and anatomic details of soft tissues often much better than does CT. It can also exploit novel and unique contrast mechanisms at the biomolecular level to provide information on the physiologic and pathologic status of organs, muscles, nerve trunks, cartilage, etc.
This introduction to the science and technology of MRI has been written at the beginning graduate level primarily for professional medical physicists and engineers in training. Others, such as physicians with physical science backgrounds, may well also find it to be of interest.
Several more advanced topics-like Fourier analysis, k-space, and statistical distributions-are introduced as they are needed.
Richly illustrated in color, this book will help readers understand not just the basics of MRI, but how recent variations on its original implementation have produced the many alternative interpretations of data that have made MRI such a powerful diagnostic tool.
2019 RAPHEX EXAMS
A Century of Radiation and Medical Physics
at New York's Memorial Hospital
Authors: Judith Groch, John Laughlin, Jean St. Germain, and Clifton Ling
ISBN: soft cover 978-0-944838-08-2
Since the early 1910s, the staff of Memorial Hospital in New York has been deeply involved in the development and application of radiation to treat cancer. This book chronicles the activities and contributions of the hospital's medical physics staff from 1910-2010. Memorial Hospital's medical physics pioneers included the likes of Gioacchino Failla and Edith Quimby, while the modern eras were led by John Laughlin and Clifton Ling.
2019 Raphex Collections
Save $25.00 or $35.00 When You Purchase a Collection!The Therapy Collection is an excellent resource for residents in radiology and radiation oncology to use as practice exams or for self study.
The Diagnostic Collection is an excellent resource for residents in diagnostic radiology and radiation oncology to use as practice exams or for self study.
The 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Diagnostic Exam and Answer booklets are printed in full color.
Individual Exams and the 2019 Collections are available in eBook versions.
2005 - 2008
The Physics & Technology of Radiation Therapy, 2nd Edition
Authors: Patrick N. McDermott and Colin G.Orton
$165.00Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-930524-98-9
eBook ISBN: 978-1-930524-99-6
Sample Chapter 9 [pdf format]
Introducing the 2nd edition of our highly respected radiation therapy textbook. It covers the field of radiation physics with a perfect mix of depth, insight, and humor.
The 2nd edition has been guided by the 2018 ASTRO core curriculum for radiation oncology residents. Novice physicists will find the book useful when studying for board exams, with helpful chapter summaries, appendices, and extra end-of-chapter problems and questions. It features new material on digital x-ray imaging, neutron survey meters, flattening-filter free and x-band linacs, biological dose indices, electronic brachytherapy, OSLD, Cerenkov radiation, FMEA, total body irradiation, and more.
- Also included:
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