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Module Reading List

Introduction to Medical Physics, 2021/22, Semester 1
Andrew Davies
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Dendy, P. P. & Heaton, B, Physics for diagnostic radiology. Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. 2012 (Available as an ebook from the library).

Bushberg JT, Seibert JA, Leidholdt EM, and Boone JM. The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging (2012). Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Wolters Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 3rd Ed. Not available online, but stock is held in teh health sciences library.


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Westbrook C and Kaut C (2011) MRI in practice . Cambridge: Blackwell Science (available from the University library as an eBook).

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Online books

Basic primer:

Ballinger R, Introduction to MRI.

A little more advanced, useful for images and diagrams:

Hornak JP, Basics of MRI.

Elster AD, Questions and Answers in MRI (web version of a well-known book on MRI).


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Basic, short introduction:
Murray & Lilley: “Radiotherapy: technical aspects”

Some historical context:
Regato: “The unfolding of American radiotherapy”

Very thorough handbook, useful for looking up specific concepts / details:
IAEAs ”Radiation Oncology Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students”
Relevant sections: Chapter 5 (primarily Section 5.5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7


W Dörr: “Radiobiology of tissue reactions” (9 pages, technical summary)

S Bentzen et al: “Bioeffect modeling and equieffective dose concepts in radiation oncology – Terminology, quantities and units” (short scientific paper)

M Joiner & A van der Kogel (ed): ”Basic Clinical Radiobiology
Textbook – for background reading


This list was last updated on 22/09/2021