Physics in Medicine

PART I. PHYSICS OF THE BODY
 
Chapter 1. MECHANICS OF THE BODY
1.1 Skeleton, forces, and body stability
  1.2 Muscles and the dynamics of body movement
  1.3 Physics of body crashing
   
Chapter 2. ENERGY HOUSEHOLD OF THE BODY
  2.1 Energy balance in the body
  2.2 Energy consumption of the body
  2.3 Heat losses of the body
   
Chapter 3. PRESSURE SYSTEM OF THE BODY
  3.1 Physics of breathing
  3.2 Physics of the cardiovascular system
   
Chapter 4. ACOUSTICS OF THE BODY
  4.1 Nature and characteristics of sound
  4.2 Production of speech
  4.3 Physics of the ear
  4.4 Diagnostics with sound and ultrasound
Chapter 5. OPTICAL SYSTEM OF THE BODY
  5.1 Physics of the eye
Chapter 6. ELECTRICAL SYSTEM OF THE BODY
  6.1 Physics of the nervous system
  6.2 Electrical signals and information transfer
PART II. PHYSICS OF DIAGNOSTIC
AND THERAPEUTIC SYSTEMS
Chapter 7. RADIATION AND RADIATION PROTECTION
7.1 Radiation dosimetry
  7.2 Natural radioactivity
  7.3 Biological effects of radiation
  7.4 Radiation monitors
Chapter 8. DIAGNOSTIC RADIOLOGY
  8.1 Production and characteristics of X-rays
  8.2 X-ray diagnostics and imaging
  8.3 Physics of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)
  8.4 NMR imaging - MRI
Chapter 9. DIAGNOSTIC NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  9.1 Radiopharmaceuticals for radioisotope imaging
  9.2 Radioisotope imaging equipment
  9.3 Single photon and positron emission tomography
Chapter 10. THERAPEUTIC NUCLEAR MEDICINE
  10.1 Interaction between radiation and matter
  10.2 Dose and isodose in radiation treatment
   
   
 
   
 
   
   

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