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Medical imaging

Author: Clay Farris Naff
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press/Thomson/Gale, ©2006.
Series: Exploring science and medical discoveries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book discusses the early history of medical imaging; describes the principal types of medical imaging, from X-ray to computed tomography to magnetic resonance imaging; and explains the rising medical costs and the enhancement of medical imaging technologies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clay Farris Naff
ISBN: 0737728299 9780737728293
OCLC Number: 59879743
Description: 202 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Medical Imaging: Boundless Vision, Staggering Costs --
The Early History of Medical Imaging --
Before Imaging: An Ancient Greek View of Anatomy / Galen --
Listening to the Body: A History of the Early Stethoscope / D.M. Cammann --
The Discovery of X-Rays / Neil Sclater --
The Origins of Magnetic Resonance Imaging / The Economist --
Principal Types of Medical Imaging --
Medical Imaging: An Overview of Techniques / Tamar Nordenberg --
Conventional X-Rays and Radiation / The National Institutes of Health --
Computed Tomography / Conall J. Garvey, Rebecca Hanlon --
Magnetic Resonance Imaging / Kurt Richard Sternlof --
Ultrasound / Howard Sochurek --
Contemporary Issues in Medical Imaging --
Mammography Is Unreliable / Maryann Napoli --
Mammography Is Reliable / Amy Langer, interviewed by Erica Heilman --
That's Me All Over / Alan Farnham --
Body Scans Are Not Worth the Risk / Life Extension Magazine --
Screening for Lung Cancer May Do More Harm than Good / Liz Szabo --
Computed Tomography May Expose Children to Cancer Risk / C.P. Kaiser --
The Rising Cost of Medical Imaging Causes Concern / Mike Norbut --
Emerging Applications in Medical Imaging --
Computed Tomography for the Heart / Cinda Becker --
Diagnosing Alzheimer's with PET / Daniel Silverman, Gary Small --
Imaging Embryos to Understand Natal Development / Wade Roush --
Functional MRI Reveals the Brain at Work / Marcia Barinaga --
Laser Imaging May Improve Mammography / Laurie Toupin --
Computers Are Vital to New Imaging Techniques / Anthony Brinton Wolbarst --
Wavelets Are Enhancing Medical Imaging / Michael Unser, Akram Aldroubi, Andrew Laine.
Series Title: Exploring science and medical discoveries.
Responsibility: Clay Farris Naff, book editor.

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This book discusses the early history of medical imaging; describes the principal types of medical imaging, from X-ray to computed tomography to magnetic resonance imaging; and explains the rising medical costs and the enhancement of medical imaging technologies.

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