Digital (R)Evolution in Radiology


Author: Walter Hruby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3709137071
Category: Medical
Page: 349
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The book describes the current state of digital radiology. It does not merely report single experiences, but readers will benefit from the systematic recommendations given. The book describes the development of digital radiology and networking from the late eighties up to now and outlines future perspectives. It gives readers an easy, nonetheless comprehensive overview and also how-to-do guidance for their own activities when implementing a digital radiology system. The book is a synthesis of the editors own 10 years' experience in planning and working with a fully digital, large-scale radiology department and the contributions of internationally well-known experts in the field of digital radiology.

Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics

Fundamentals, Technical Solutions and Applications for Systems Applying Ionizing Radiation, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Ultrasound
Author: Arnulf Oppelt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783895782268
Category: Medical
Page: 996
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Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics The book provides a comprehensive compilation of basics, technical solutions and applications for medical imaging systems. It is intended as a handbook for students in biomedical engineering for medical physicists, and for engineers working on medical technologies, as well as for lecturers at universities and engineering schools. For qualified personnel at hospitals, and physicians working with these instruments it serves as a basic source of information. This also applies for service engineers and marketing specialists. The book starts with the representation of the physical basics of image processing, implying some knowledge of Fourier transforms. After that, experts working in industry describe technical solutions and applications for imaging systems in medical diagnostics. The applications comprise the fields of X-ray diagnostics, computed tomography, nuclear medical diagnostics, magnetic resonance imaging, sonography, and molecular imaging. Considering the increasing importance of software based solutions, emphasis is also laid on the imaging software platform and hospital information systems.

PACS

A Guide to the Digital Revolution
Author: Keith J. Dreyer,Amit Mehta,James H. Thrall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475736517
Category: Medical
Page: 435
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This textbook reviews the technological developments associated with the transition of radiology departments to filmless environments. Each chapter addresses the key topics in current literature with regard to the generation, transfer, interpretation and distribution of images to the medical enterprise. As leaders in the field of computerized medical imaging, the editors and contributors will provide insight into emerging technologies for physicians, administrators, and other interested groups. As health care organizations throughout the world begin to generate filmless implementation strategies, this exhaustive review has proven to be a vital aid to leaders in the development of health care.

Scientific Knowledge and the Transgression of Boundaries


Author: Bettina-Johanna Krings,Hannot Rodríguez,Anna Schleisiek
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3658144491
Category: Science
Page: 286
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The aim of this book is to understand and critically appraise science-based transgression dynamics in their whole complexity. It includes contributions from experts with different disciplinary backgrounds, such as philosophy, history and sociology. Thus, it is in itself an example of boundary transgression.Scientific disciplines and their objects have tended to be seen as permanent and distinct. However, science is better conceived as an activity that constantly surpasses, erases and rebuilds all kinds of boundaries, either disciplinary, socio-ethical or ecological. This transgressive capacity, a characteristic trait of science and its applications, defines us as “knowledge societies.” However, scientific and technological developments are also sources of serious environmental and social concerns.

Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Imaging


Author: Lynn N McKinnis
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 0803641079
Category: Medical
Page: 714
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Here’s everything Physical Therapists need to know about medical imaging. This comprehensive guide helps you develop the skills and knowledge you need to accurately interpret imaging studies and understand written reports. Lynn McKinnis, 2009 winner of APTA’s Helen J. Hislop Award for Outstanding Contributions to Professional Literature, guides you every step of the way. Begin with a basic introduction to radiology; then progress to evaluating radiographs and advanced imaging from head to toe. Imaging for commonly seen traumas and pathologies, as well as case studies prepare you to meet the most common to complex challenges in clinical and practice.

The History of Radiology


Author: Adrian M. K. Thomas,Arpan K. Banerjee
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191669717
Category: Medical
Page: 240
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In 1890, Professor Arthur Willis Goodspeed, a professor of physics at Pennsylvania USA was working with an English born photographer, William N Jennings, when they accidentally produced a Röntgen Ray picture. Unfortunately, the significance of their findings were overlooked, and the formal discovery of X-rays was credited to Wilhelm Roentgen in 1895. The discovery has since transformed the practice of medicine, and over the course of the past 130 years, the development of new radiological techniques has continued to grow. The impact has been seen in virtually every hospital in the world, from the routine use of ultrasound for pregnancy scans, through to the diagnosis of complex medical issues such as brain tumours. More subtly, X-rays were also used in the discovery of DNA and in military combat, and their social influence through popular culture can be seen in cartoons, books, movies and art. Written by two radiologists who have a passion for the history of their field, The History of Radiology is a beautifully illustrated review of the remarkable developments within radiology and the scientists and pioneers who were involved. This engaging and authoritative history will appeal to a wide audience including medical students studying for the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA), doctors, medical physicists, medical historians and radiographers.

Oral Radiology

Principles and Interpretation
Author: Stuart C. White,Michael J. Pharoah
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323096336
Category: Medical
Page: 679
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With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, Oral Radiology: Principles and Interpretation, 7th Edition visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology along with their clinical application. First, you'll gain a solid foundation in radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection. Then you'll learn intraoral and extraoral imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT. The second half of the book focuses on how to recognize the radiographic features of pathologic conditions and interpret radiographs accurately. This edition also includes new chapters on forensics and cone-beam imaging. Written by oral radiology experts Stuart White and Michael Pharoah, this bestselling book helps you provide state-of-the-art care! An easy-to-follow format simplifies the key radiographic features of each pathologic condition, including location, periphery, shape, internal structure, and effects on surrounding structures - placed in context with clinical features, differential diagnosis, and management.UPDATED information addresses the etiology and diagnosis of diseases and pathologic conditions in the orofacial region.Updated coverage of all aspects of oral radiology includes the entire predoctoral curriculum.A wide array of radiographs including advanced imaging such as MRI and CT.Hundreds of drawings are updated and rendered in full color.Case studies apply imaging concepts to real-world scenarios. Expert contributors include many authors with worldwide reputations.Chapter bibliographies and suggested readings make it easier to conduct further research. NEW chapter on cone-beam imaging keeps you current with emerging field requirements.NEW coverage of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) includes more of the normal anatomy of cross-sectional images of the maxilla and mandible along with variations of normal anatomy.NEW! An eBook version makes the content interactive and portable, and shows radiographs in high resolution.

PACS and Imaging Informatics

Basic Principles and Applications
Author: H. K. Huang
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
ISBN: N.A
Category: Computers
Page: 649
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First envisioned by members of the radiology community, Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) have developed to affect the entire spectrum of health care delivery. Enabled by recent advances in information technology, the PACS concept of an integrated system has progressed rapidly and proven greater than the sum of its parts. No longer does discussion center on "if." purchase justification has given way to the "how" of best practices for installing and maintaining a PACS, and best uses for clinical service, research, and education. PACS and Imaging Informatics: Basic Principles and Applications addresses all the latest developments in this exciting field, from the electronic patient record with image distribution to the full range of topics in digital imaging. Written in clear, nontechnical language, this text features coverage of: Web-based PACS Fault-tolerant image archive servers Security Industrial standards Integrating the healthcare enterprise Clinical management systems Light imaging Digital radiography Teleconsultation PACS-based imaging informatics PACS and Imaging Informatics uses the framework of imaging informatics to explain PACS, making the text accessible to those without advanced knowledge of physics, engineering, math, or information technology. With the most systematic and thorough coverage of practical applications available, this text is the complete guide for all those involved in designing, implementing, and using PACS.

Oral Radiology - E-Book

Principles and Interpretation
Author: Stuart C. White,Michael J. Pharoah
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323096344
Category: Medical
Page: 696
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With more than 1,000 high-quality radiographs and illustrations, this bestselling book visually demonstrates the basic principles of oral and maxillofacial radiology as well as effective clinical application. You’ll be able to diagnose and treat patients effectively with the coverage of imaging techniques, including specialized techniques such as MRI and CT, and the comprehensive discussion of the radiographic interpretation of pathology. The book also covers radiation physics, radiation biology, and radiation safety and protection — helping you provide state-of-the-art care! A consistent format makes it easy to follow and comprehend clinical material on each pathologic condition, including a definition, synonyms, clinical features, radiographic features, differential diagnosis, and management/treatment. Updated photos show new equipment and radiographs in the areas of intraoral radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, panoramic imaging, and advanced imaging. Updated Digital Imaging chapter expands coverage of PSP plates and its use in cephalometric and panoramic imaging, examining the larger latitudes of photostimulable phosphor receptors and their linear response to the five orders of magnitude of x-ray exposure. Updated Guidelines for Prescribing Dental Radiographs chapter includes the latest ADA guidelines, and also discusses the European Guidelines. Updated information on radiographic manifestations of diseases in the orofacial region includes the latest data on etiology and diagnosis, with an emphasis on advanced imaging. Expert contributors include many authors with worldwide reputations. Cone Beam Computed Tomography chapter covers machines, the imaging process, and typical clinical applications of cone-beam imaging, with examples of examinations made from scans. Evolve website adds more coverage of cases, with more examples of specific issues.

Governance of Picture Archiving and Communications Systems: Data Security and Quality Management of Filmless Radiology

Data Security and Quality Management of Filmless Radiology
Author: Tong, Carrison K.S.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1599046741
Category: Computers
Page: 366
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"This book examines information security management for the facilitation of picture archiving and communication systems"--Provided by publisher.

CAR '98

Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery : Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium and Exhibition, Tokyo, 24-27 June 1998
Author: Heinz U. Lemke
Publisher: Excerpta Medica
ISBN: 9780444829733
Category: Medical
Page: 998
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Hardbound. International Congress Series 1165CAR '98 held in Tokyo, Japan, gathered together a host of international and interdisciplinary scientists for the purpose of introducing modern computer-assisted imaging technologies into medical diagnosis, therapy and training.In a short span of time, the impact of new technology has become a subject for discussion on a worldwide basis.Initially, the CAR Program Committee founded in 1983, comprised only of 10% physicians. Currently, as a result of widespread clinical acceptance of computer-assisted methods, more that half are radiologists or surgeons, and the rest are computers scientist and engineers. Over the years, the impact of CAR can be measured by the increased awareness and the raised expectations among participating medical practitioners and health care decision makers that CARS can provide superior quality, better access and lower costs.

Pediatric Chest Imaging


Author: Pilar Garcia-Peña,R. Paul Guillerman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642373372
Category: Medical
Page: 545
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Since the second edition of Pediatric Chest Imaging was published in 2007, there have been further significant advances in our understanding of chest diseases and continued development of new imaging technology and techniques. The third, revised edition of this highly respected reference publication has been thoroughly updated to reflect this progress. Due attention is paid to the increased role of hybrid imaging, and entirely new chapters cover topics such as interventional radiology, lung MRI, functional MRI, diffuse/interstitial lung disease, and cystic fibrosis. As in previous editions, the focus is on technical aspects of modern imaging modalities, their indications in pediatric chest disease, and the diagnostic information that they supply. Pediatric Chest Imaging will be an essential asset for pediatricians, neonatologists, cardiologists, radiologists, and pediatric radiologists everywhere.

Medical Imaging Physics


Author: William R. Hendee,E. Russell Ritenour
Publisher: Wiley-Liss
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 536
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This comprehensive publication covers all aspects of image formation in modern medical imaging modalities, from radiography, fluoroscopy, and computed tomography, to magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. It addresses the techniques and instrumentation used in the rapidly changing field of medical imaging. Now in its fourth edition, this text provides the reader with the tools necessary to be comfortable with the physical principles, equipment, and procedures used in diagnostic imaging, as well as appreciate the capabilities and limitations of the technologies.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine

How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care
Author: Eric Topol
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465029345
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack? Mobile wireless digital devices, including smartphones and tablets with seemingly limitless functionality, have brought about radical changes in our lives, providing hyper-connectivity to social networks and cloud computing. But the digital world has hardly pierced the medical cocoon. Until now. Beyond reading email and surfing the Web, we will soon be checking our vital signs on our phone. We can already continuously monitor our heart rhythm, blood glucose levels, and brain waves while we sleep. Miniature ultrasound imaging devices are replacing the icon of medicine--the stethoscope. DNA sequencing, Facebook, and the Watson supercomputer have already saved lives. For the first time we can capture all the relevant data from each individual to enable precision therapy, prevent major side effects of medications, and ultimately to prevent many diseases from ever occurring. And yet many of these digital medical innovations lie unused because of the medical community's profound resistance to change. In The Creative Destruction of Medicine, Eric Topol--one of the nation's top physicians and a leading voice on the digital revolution in medicine--argues that radical innovation and a true democratization of medical care are within reach, but only if we consumers demand it. We can force medicine to undergo its biggest shakeup in history. This book shows us the stakes--and how to win them.

Radiology Secrets Plus E-Book


Author: E. Scott Pretorius,Jeffrey A. Solomon
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323084001
Category: Medical
Page: 520
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Radiology Secrets Plus—a Secrets Series title in the new PLUS format—offers an easy-to-read, information-at-your-fingertips approach to radiology. Drs. E. Scott Pretorius and Jeffrey A. Solomon provide the expert perspective you need to grasp the nuances of this specialty. This new edition offers more information and expanded full color visual elements to provide an overall enhanced learning experience. All this, along with the popular question-and answer approach, makes it a perfect concise board review tool and a handy clinical reference. Maintains the popular and trusted Secrets Series® format, using questions and short answers for effective and enjoyable learning. Provides the most current overview and authoritative coverage of all topics thanks to contributions from an impressive list of experts in the field of radiology. Introduces the new PLUS format, with an expanded size and layout and full color for easier review, more information, and more visual elements for an overall enhanced experience. Provides the current standards of radiology practice through thorough updates to every chapter that reflect the most up-to-date information. Contains more, larger images (including new full color PET and CT images), to offer a clearer picture of what is seen is practice.

The Personalized Medicine Revolution

How Diagnosing and Treating Disease Are About to Change Forever
Author: Pieter Cullis
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771640391
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 176
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Every one of us is unique. With recent advances in technology, we now know that that statement is more true that ever: we are each individuals, right down to a molecular level — a one-of-a-kind combination of genes, proteins, and metabolism. So why does healthcare still take a one-size-fits-all approach? The same methods are used on everyone to diagnose illness, and the same drugs are used to treat it — despite the fact that those methods and treatments are not effective for everyone and are even harmful for some. Shouldn’t our medicine be tailored to our differences? The Personalized Medicine Revolution explores recent advances in genomics, the study of the human genome — as well as its cousins proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and the like — and explains how technology is even now changing the way medicine is delivered. Along the way, it takes the reader through the five critical healthcare areas that will be transformed most radically by personalized medicine — prediction, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring — and examines the practical and ethical issues involved. Finally, it details how readers can use personalized medicine to take charge of their own health and build a stronger and safer medical system.

Digital Radiography

Selected Topics
Author: J.G. Kereiakes,C.G. Orton,S.R. Thomas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1468450689
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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Digital radiography is a general term describing any projection radiological system in which the image exists in digital form at some stage between acquisition and viewing. In an earlier form, radiographic films were dig itized in an attempt to enhance and redisplay information of interest. The field has evolved to its current state, in which X-ray signals are detected electronically, converted to digital form, and processed prior to being recorded and displayed. A primary goal of digital radiography is the re moval of interfering effects from secondary structures in an image, so that clinically significant details can be displayed with enhanced visibility. The achievement of this goal involves many parameters, including con trast agents, subtraction techniques, processing techniques, filtering tech niques, system noise, and quantitative aspects. It is the purpose of this book to present material by noted individuals in the field covering several of the above topics. The authors acknowledge the secretarial and editorial assistance of Mrs. Helen Taylor and the editorial assistance of Mrs. Ruth McDevitt. James G. Kereiakes Stephen R. Thomas Cincinnati, Ohio Colin G. Orton Detroit, Michigan ix Contents 1. DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY: OVERVIEW B. A. Arnold, 1. G. Kereiakes, and S. R. Thomas 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . 1 2. Point-Scanned Detector Systems 3 3. Line-Scanned Detector Systems 4 4. Area Detector Systems 5 4.1. Stimulable Phosphors 5 4.2. Selenium Detectors .

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Applied Radiology


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Diagnostic ultrasonic imaging
Page: N.A
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Each issue includes separate but continuously paged sections called: Nuclear medicine, and: Ultrasound

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM)

A Practical Introduction and Survival Guide
Author: Oleg S. Pianykh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642108501
Category: Medical
Page: 417
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This is the second edition of a very popular book on DICOM that introduces this complex standard from a very practical point of view. It is aimed at a broad audience of radiologists, clinical administrators, information technologists, medical students, and lecturers. The book provides a gradual, down to earth introduction to DICOM, accompanied by an analysis of the most common problems associated with its implementation. Compared with the first edition, many improvements and additions have been made, based on feedback from readers. Whether you are running a teleradiology project or writing DICOM software, this book will provide you with clear and helpful guidance. It will prepare you for any DICOM projects or problem solving, and assist you in taking full advantage of multifaceted DICOM functionality.