Anthony Brinton Wolbarst

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A hundred years ago, a doctor had no way to look within the body of a patient other than to slice it open. That changed radically at the turn of the century,... Lire la suite
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A hundred years ago, a doctor had no way to look within the body of a patient other than to slice it open. That changed radically at the turn of the century, with the discovery of X rays. X-ray and other forms of diagnostic imaging technology developed slowly but steadily from then until the 1970s, at which point a revolution occurred. Made possible largely by the availability of powerful but inexpensive computers, the rapid and widespread adoption of computed tomography (CT) and, a decade later, of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) greatly expanded the power of clinical imaging, and even changed the ways in which physicians view and think about the human body. Looking Within explains in serious but non-specialized language how X-ray, fluoroscopic, CT, MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, and other medical pictures are created, and it explores the essential roles they play in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. It should be of interest to patients and their friends and loved ones, and to those who are simply curious about this vitally important, exciting, and cutting-edge branch of medicine. Its brief but clear descriptions of how these essential tools work should also be of value to health care providers in supporting and educating their patients.


    • From the Watching of Shadows
    • Shadows on X-Ray Film: Radiography / Mammography
    • Shadows on Television, Live: Fluoroscopy
    • Shadows in Computers: Going Digital
    • Slices of Life: Computed Tomography (CT)
    • Like Embers in the Dark: Nuclear Medicine
    • Shadows from Echoes: Ultrasound
    • A Watery Mirror: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • Epilogue: Looking Forward.


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    medecine/history of science/te
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    206 pages
  • Poids
    0.625 Kg
  • Dimensions
    17,9 cm × 25,3 cm × 1,7 cm

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Biographie d'Anthony Brinton Wolbarst

ANTHONY BRINTON WOLBARST, a physicist formerly at Harvard Medical School and the National Cancer Institute, is currently at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University Medical School. Dr.Wolbarst is the author of Symmetry and Quantum Systems: An Introduction to Group Representations and Physics of Radiology, and editor of Environment in Peril.

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