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Description. Radiology plays an invaluable role in the initial diagnosis and subsequent management of patients and this fully revised and updated new edition of. Lecture. Notes on Radiology, an introductory guide to radiology, is directed principally toward medical stu- dents and emphasizes the fundamentals of conven-. Download Radiology Lecture Notes Download free online book chm pdf.
What is Radiology? The positive charge applied at the anode can be varied - it is controlled by the kVp kilovoltage peak setting of the machine. If you don't receive any email, please check your Junk Mail box. Free Medical Books — Arslan Library. Sign in via social Sign up with Facebook.
He discovered the X ray while working in his laboratory by accident. A cathode ray tube was in the room and he noticed a glow of light coming from a phosphorescent screen. He began placing objects between the CRT and the screen.
When he placed his hand between the 2, he could see the bones of his fingers. He noted at that time that platinum and lead would obstruct the rays. He knew he had stumbled onto something fascinating and sequestered himself in his lab for the next couple of months.
He later published his findings and shared with the intelligent his new finding. In , the discovery of the X ray received a Nobel Prize for Physics. How did it make its way into medicine? Over time, they could tell what the disease was from looking at the plates — thus the radiology specialty was born.
Currently, radiologists are one of the most sought after specialist not only in academia but also in large private practices. In all of Canada, there are only approximately individuals currently working as radiologist.
What is Radiology? In the past, radiology was used to denote a branch of medicine that used x-rays for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
More recently, with the advent of MRI, nuclear medicine, ultrasound etc. So then why is diagnostic imaging so important? A large number of patients that visit general and referral practices undergo some form of diagnostic imaging in the work up of their clinical signs.
It is imperative to realize that imaging is an ancillary diagnostic modality which is performed in light of clinical signs, history, physical exam findings, and numerous other diagnostic tests.
However, often times, the diagnosis is made on the imaging study and even a normal exam can be an important diagnostic aid. During this course, we are going to learn how images from different modalities can help us, help our patients.
Forms of Diagnostic Imaging: These modalities are often complementary in finalizing a diagnosis for the patient. Computed Tomography CT - use x rays to produce the images, transmitted through patient - black and whites are like radiographs - image the body is cross sections slices , multiple detectors are used - size, shape, density, location and no superimposition of structures - available at referral centers, scan times very quick - great for heads, nasal — think for example, where a soft tissue mass might.
All of the modalities listed can be used alone or in combination as needed to aid in the diagnosis for the patient. Each modality can provide different types of information about body structures.
What is an X ray? Production of X rays - they can penetrate matter - they can cause fluorescence of some atoms - they can expose film - they can cause biological damage.
Production of X rays: X rays are produced by the interaction of a rapidly moving stream of electrons with the atoms of a target material. Three elements are required for the production of X-rays. These are 1 a source of electrons 2 a target for the electrons to hit and 3 a way to accelerate those electrons. Tungsten is used because it can be formed into a thin, strong wire, has a high melting point C , and has little tendency to vaporize. The focusing cup functions to push the electrons into a relatively narrow stream - remember that the negatively charged electrons will be repelled by each other and will have a tendency to spread out.
Greater radiographic detail is achieved with a smaller focal spot. Most X ray units have 2 focal spots sizes — a small one and a larger one. If a high exposure is needed to penetrate a part, the larger focal spot is used so as to not burn up the filament and it will spread the heat out over a larger area on the anode. The higher the mA setting, the greater the current supplied, the greater the filament heating, the greater number of electrons produced.
The Anode - the anode is the target, which the electrons strike.
The anode may be stationary or rotating. Continuous bombardment of electrons in the relatively small target area causes significant heat production that is partially dissipated by the copper. The contents cover the imaging techniques, basic film interpretation and specialized radiological investigations currently available.
Emphasis is on conventional plain film and contrast radiology, as it is essential that interpretation of these fundamentals is mastered before progressing to more advanced imaging techniques, such as computed tomography CT and magnetic resonance imaging MRI. Despite recent major technological strides, conventional radiology still has a crucial role to play in the assessment of a large number of patients and it is important, therefore, that the basics of radiology be learnt to assist patient management.
Radiology has assumed a central role in the initial diagnosis as well as subsequent management of patients. The burden on the medical curriculum is continually increasing, so the format of the book is arranged such that it can be covered within a short space of time.
The clinical orientation should ensure that the importance of radiology is not taken out of context with the routine care of patients, serving also as an aid to reinforce some essential background information. The book is divided into sections by body systems, with a brief description of techniques and investigations given at the beginning of several chapters.
This should assist understanding of the basic principles of the large number of available procedures for imaging a particular problem, in order that the correct investigation for each clinical situation can be chosen. Radiology is a vast subject; the essentials are presented and discussed in this book to provide a basic foundation course in radiology. For more detailed information the many excellent textbooks available should be consulted. If you found this book helpful then please like, subscribe and share.
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