Medical Imaging

Medical Imaging

Book - 2010
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A prize-winning medical writer offers an explanation of modern diagnostic medical imaging technologies--and the issues that result from their use and misuse.

* Various charts and illustrations show medical imaging modalities, Medicare medical imaging costs, distribution of imaging costs, physicians' fees by modality, nuclear imaging probes, and medical imaging physics

* A glossary defines key terms necessary to understanding medical imaging technology such as "positron," "half-life," and "tomography," as well as acronyms such as "MRI,", "PET," "SPECT," and "CT"

* Presents documents including early popular science articles on X-ray technology and its abuse

Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2010.
ISBN: 9780313359699
Characteristics: xii, 211 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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