on 26 March 2003
As a student working in the area of Medical physics I have a need to refer to textbooks to brush up on some of the finer points of the theory behind the subject. A lot of these books tend to fall into two categories, either they are full of detail and impossible to read, or they are easy to read but don't go into enough depth.
This book has the best of both worlds it goes into an amazing amount of depth on most areas of medical imaging and is written well making previously complicated concepts slightly more understandable. It also seems to be aimed at people with varying levels of previous knowledge. The learning curve for this book is not too steep and for those with no physics background (or forgotten) there is a fundamentals section contained in one of the appendices.
The only drawback (if it can be called a drawback) is that the book has been written for an American audience and as such contains unfamiliar terms for familiar concepts.
It is always a risk spending large amounts of money as a student on textbooks but this time the money was well spent.