Physics for Medical Students

Author: Ahmed M. Mohammed

Publisher: Wheatmark Incorporated

ISBN: 9781587369810

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 6114

"Physics for Medical Students" was designed to provide a semester course of physics to medical students. It covers basic physics of solid mechanics, electricity, fluids, heat, sound, optics, and atomic and nuclear physics. The physical concepts are medically oriented with the intention of relating physics to the students' everyday life. Each topic starts with a medical case, which intends to raise a question or introduce a medical diagnostic or therapeutic modality. The following text explains the physics concepts in relation to the medical case and eventually answers the question and describes the mechanism of operation on which the medical modality is based. Some of the medical applications covered in the book include skeletal traction, cardiac pacemakers, blood pressure, ultrasonography, radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, and nuclear medicine.

Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology

Author: Russell K. Hobbie,Bradley J. Roth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319126822

Category: Science

Page: 629

View: 7235

This classic text has been used in over 20 countries by advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in biophysics, physiology, medical physics, neuroscience, and biomedical engineering. It bridges the gap between an introductory physics course and the application of physics to the life and biomedical sciences. Extensively revised and updated, the fifth edition incorporates new developments at the interface between physics and biomedicine. New coverage includes cyclotrons, photodynamic therapy, color vision, x-ray crystallography, the electron microscope, cochlear implants, deep brain stimulation, nanomedicine, and other topics highlighted in the National Research Council report BIO2010. As with the previous edition, the first half of the text is primarily biological physics, emphasizing the use of ideas from physics to understand biology and physiology, and the second half is primarily medical physics, describing the use of physics in medicine for diagnosis (mainly imaging) and therapy. Prior courses in physics and in calculus are assumed. Intermediate Physics for Medicine and Biology is also ideal for self study and as a reference for workers in medical and biological research. Over 850 problems test and enhance the student's understanding and provide additional biological examples. A solutions manual is available to instructors. Each chapter has an extensive list of references.

Nuclear Medicine Physics

A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789201438102

Category: Medical

Page: 759

View: 5936

This publication provides the basis for the education of medical physicists initiating their university studies in the field of nuclear medicine. The handbook includes 20 chapters and covers topics relevant to nuclear medicine physics, including basic physics for nuclear medicine, radionuclide production, imaging and non-imaging detectors, quantitative nuclear medicine, internal dosimetry in clinical practice and radionuclide therapy. It provides, in the form of a syllabus, a comprehensive overview of the basic medical physics knowledge required for the practice of medical physics in modern nuclear medicine.

Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists

Author: Ervin B. Podgorsak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642008755

Category: Science

Page: 745

View: 7261

This book summarizes basic knowledge of atomic, nuclear, and radiation physics that professionals need for efficient and safe use of ionizing radiation. Concentrating on the underlying principles of radiation physics, it covers prerequisite knowledge for medical physics courses on the graduate and post-graduate levels, providing the link between elementary physics on the one hand and the intricacies of the medical physics specialties on the other.

Schaum's Outline of Physics for Pre-Med, Biology, and Allied Health Students

Author: George Hademenos

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780070254749

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 3772

Confusing Textbooks? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.

Radiation Oncology Physics

A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Author: Ervin B. Podgoršak

Publisher: IAEA


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 657

View: 2997

This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in teaching programmes in field of medical radiation physics, and it covers the basic medical physics knowledge required in the form of a syllabus for modern radiation oncology. The information will be useful to those preparing for professional certification exams in radiation oncology, medical physics, dosimetry or radiotherapy technology.

Compendium to Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists

300 Problems and Solutions

Author: Ervin B. Podgorsak

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642201865

Category: Science

Page: 1148

View: 476

This exercise book contains 300 typical problems and exercises in modern physics and radiation physics with complete solutions, detailed equations and graphs. This textbook is linked directly with the textbook "Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists", Springer (2010) but can also be used in combination with other related textbooks. For ease of use, this textbook has exactly the same organizational layout (14 chapters, 128 sections) as the "Radiation Physics for Medical Physicists" textbook and each section is covered by at least one problem with solution given. Equations, figures and tables are cross-referenced between the two books. It is the only large compilation of textbook material and associated solved problems in medical physics, radiation physics, and biophysics.

Diagnostic Radiology Physics

A Handbook for Teachers and Students

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: International Atomic Energy Agency

ISBN: 9789201310101

Category: Medical

Page: 707

View: 4512

This publication is aimed at students and teachers involved in programmes that train medical physicists for work in diagnostic radiology. It provides, in the form of a syllabus, a comprehensive overview of the basic medical physics knowledge required for the practice of modern diagnostic radiology. This makes it particularly useful for graduate students and residents in medical physics programmes. The material presented in the publication has been endorsed by the major international organisations and is the foundation for academic and clinical courses in both diagnostic radiology physics and in emerging areas such as imaging in radiotherapy.

Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine

Author: Suzanne Amador Kane

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415301718

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 866

The medical applications of physics are not typically covered in introductory physics courses. Introduction to Physics in Modern Medicine fills that gap by explaining the physical principles behind technologies such as surgical lasers or computed tomography (CT or CAT) scanners. Each chapter includes a short explanation of the scientific background, making this book highly accessible to those without an advanced knowledge of physics. It is intended for medicine and health studies students who need an elementary background in physics, but it also serves well as a non-mathematical introduction to applied physics for undergraduate students in physics, engineering, and other disciplines.

Physics in Biology and Medicine

Author: Paul Davidovits

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012386514X

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 8894

Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition, covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This is a concise introductory paperback that provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems and presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics. This new edition discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques. The volume is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing on the applications of physics to biology and medicine. Topics range from the role of diffusion in the functioning of cells to the effect of surface tension on the growth of plants in soil and the conduction of impulses along the nervous system. Each section contains problems that explore and expand some of the concepts. The text includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body. Physics in Biology and Medicine will be a valuable resource for students and professors of physics, biology, and medicine, as well as for applied health workers. Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body

Objective Physics (For M.B.B.S. And Engineering Entrance Examination)

Author: S. O. Pillai

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 8122423817

Category: Electronic books

Page: 400

View: 8149

About the Book: This hands-on guide in Physics has been brought out to help the students aspiring admission to professional colleges in their respective states through an entrance examination conducted by the respective state governments. This volume is floated after going though the syllabi and topics prescribed by the appointed agencies of the respective regions. The last one or two chapters may be of some use to the GATE aspirants. Salient features Object type questions with keys in many vital areas of Physics are available. At the end of each chapter, problems selected from old questions papers are treated with solutions. Important table of physical constants are also provided. About 800 objective questions with keys are provided. Around 300 problems have been treated with solutions. Contents: Measurement; Simple Harmonic Motion; Moment of Inertia, Surface Tension; Kinetic Theory of Gases and Acoustics Heat and Thermodynamics Ray Optics, Wave Optics and Spectra Magnetism Electrostatics Current Electricity Electromagnetic Induction Thermal and Chemical Effects Atomic Physics Radioactivity and Nuclear Reactions Solid State Physics and Miscellaneous Topics Appendices

Biomedical Applications for Introductory Physics

Author: J. A. Tuszynski,J. M. Dixon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 358

View: 1695

Designed as a supplement for either Algebra or Calculus-Based Introductory Physics, Tuszinski offers a wide breadth of biomedical applications plus an emphasis upon quantitative problem-solving. The hundreds of applications in the book are organized according to the standard introductory course syllabus; their variety is intended to show life science and allied health students the relevance of Physics to their future academic and professional careers.

Medical Imaging Physics

Author: William R. Hendee,E. Russell Ritenour

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047146113X

Category: Science

Page: 536

View: 7239

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.

An Introduction to Medical Physics

Author: Muhammad Maqbool

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319615408

Category: Science

Page: 416

View: 8387

This book begins with the basic terms and definitions and takes a student, step by step, through all areas of medical physics. The book covers radiation therapy, diagnostic radiology, dosimetry, radiation shielding, and nuclear medicine, all at a level suitable for undergraduates. This title not only describes the basics concepts of the field, but also emphasizes numerical and mathematical problems and examples. Students will find An Introduction to Medical Physics to be an indispensible resource in preparations for further graduate studies in the field.

A Complete Physics

Written for London Medical Students and General Use (Classic Reprint)

Author: William Herbert White

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666690814

Category: Science

Page: 860

View: 9214

Excerpt from A Complete Physics: Written for London Medical Students and General Use And Planets consolidated into shape, much as we see them, almost simultaneously, 945; and that, in million years. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Modern Physics of Roentgenology

For Physicians, Pre-medical Students, Students of Physics, X-ray Engineers and X-ray Technicians

Author: Hrand M. Muncheryan

Publisher: N.A


Category: X-rays

Page: 391

View: 8298


Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine

Author: Mark Strikman,Kevork Spartalian,Milton W. Cole

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400865433

Category: Science

Page: 296

View: 3223

Many remarkable medical technologies, diagnostic tools, and treatment methods have emerged as a result of modern physics discoveries in the last century—including X-rays, radiation treatment, laser surgery, high-resolution ultrasound scans, computerized tomography (CT) scans, and magnetic resonance imaging. This undergraduate-level textbook describes the fundamental physical principles underlying these technological advances, emphasizing their applications to the practice of modern medicine. Intended for science and engineering students with one year of introductory physics background, this textbook presents the medical applications of fundamental principles of physics to students who are considering careers in medical physics, biophysics, medicine, or nuclear engineering. It also serves as an excellent reference for advanced students, as well as medical and health researchers, practitioners, and technicians who are interested in developing the background required to understand the changing landscape of medical science. Practice exercises are included and solutions are available separately in an instructor's manual. Complete discussion of the fundamental physical principles underlying modern medicine Accessible exploration of the physics encountered in a typical visit to a doctor Practice exercises are included and solutions are provided in a separate instructor’s manual (available to professors) A companion website ( presents supplementary materials