Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation
ISBN/ASIN: 9784431684879,9784431684855 | 1998 | English | pdf | 200/210 pages | 6.26 Mb
Publisher: Springer Tokyo | Author: Michio Kono M.D. (auth.), Masami Ando, Chikao Uyama (eds.) | Edition: 1
Synchrotron radiation has important applications in medical imaging, especially in such areas as intravenous coronary angiography, mammography, bronchography, and monochromatic computed tomography. In medicine, phase contrast imaging is a particularly exciting development, with the potential to become a new X-ray eye in the 21st century. To discuss these and related topics, medical doctors met with physicists and other researchers in Haga, Japan, in August 1997. This volume contains the proceedings of the International Workshop on Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (HAGA 97), where practitioners from the world of medicine could communicate directly with researchers from the world of physics to discuss practical and theoretical aspects of medical imaging with synchrotron radiation. This volume, presenting the outcome of the discussions and presentations in the workshop, is a valuable resource to all who are interested in medical imaging and physics.