Introduction to Phantoms of Medical and Health Physics

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Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Abstract

Phantoms, devices that represent the human body, have been used in medical physics and health physics since the beginning. Soon after the discovery of X-rays, news of the medical benefits of radiation quickly spread. The first X-ray image of a human was taken of Prof. Wilhelm Roentgen’s wife’s hand in 1896.

Keywords

Toxicity Attenuation Epoxy Polyurethane Halide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medical PhysicsUniversity of WisconsinMadisonUSA

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