Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering ( Free PDF )


  • Introduction to modern physics
  • Coulomb diffusion
  • Rutherford-Bohr atomic model
  • Production of X-rays.
  • Two parts – Meeting
  • Interaction of charged particles and substances
  • Interaction of photons with matter
  • Energy transfer and energy absorption of photons
  • Interaction of neutrons with matter
  • Degradation of radioactivity
  • Radioactive decay mechanisms
  • Production of radionuclides
  • Waveguide concept
  • Acceleration of medical units
  • Bibliography
  • Annex
  • Properties of the main nuclides presented in this book
  • Key features of Radio Decay’s main modes
  • Short terms for the scientific studies discussed in this book
  • Symbols of the Roman alphabet
  • Greek symbols
  • Abbreviations
  • Electronic archives of importance in nuclear physics and medicine
  • International organizations
  • Nobel Prizes for research on X
  • Phone book


This book is intended as a textbook for radiation physics courses in graduate programs in physical medicine and as a reference for candidates preparing for specialized physical medicine examinations. The book may also be of interest to many professionals, not just physicists, who deal with various aspects of medical physics or radiation in their daily work and who want or want to improve their understanding of radiation physics.

Medical physics is a growing field of physics concerned with the use of physics in medicine, particularly the application of ionizing radiation in the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Unlike other physics disciplines such as nuclear physics, materials physics, and high energy physics, modern medical physics research attracts the attention of a wide range of experts, including graduate students in medical physics. medical residents and radiation oncology and imaging technology students; biomedical engineering students; and students in the fire safety and radiation dosimetry training program. These professionals come from diverse backgrounds in physics and mathematics, but all have a desire to increase their knowledge and understanding of the practical concepts governing the use of ionizing radiation in diagnosis and treatment.

Many books are available on different specialties of medical physics, but these generally provide a transition from basic fundamental physics to a more comprehensive approach to medicine delivered by subspecialties. The aim of this book is to provide the missing link between fundamental physics and the specialized physics of medical physics.

The book is based on a text that I have developed over the last thirty years as a lecturer in radiation physics at the MSc. and Ph. D. Medical physics students at McGill University in Montreal. It consists of 14 chapters, each covering a specific group of topics related to radiation physics, and in my opinion this constitutes the basic knowledge needed by specialists working in modern medical physics.

Many of the topics covered in this book can be discussed in detail in many other specialized physics courses, including nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, and modern physics, among others. However, this course is intended for students majoring in physics. Some of these specific texts are included in the bibliography at the end of this volume for the benefit of readers wishing to better understand the topics discussed in this volume. In order to understand the importance of practical history in understanding modern physics and medicine, Appendix C provides brief biographies of the intellectuals whose work is included in this book. I am grateful to my colleagues in the Department of Medicine at McGill University Health Center for their encouragement, approval, and patience in focusing on this book over the past year. My former students and/or colleagues Dr. Geoffrey Dean, MD. François DeBlois, Dr. Slobodan Devi’c, Michael D.C. Evans, Marina Olivares, William Parker, Horacio Patrocinio, Dr. Matthew B. Podgorski and Dr. Jan P. Suenens helped me discuss the debate by giving me tips on how to comment to write better. I also appreciate Prof.’s constructive feedback. José M. Fernandez-Varea and Prof. from the University of Barcelona. Pedro Andreo from Stockholm University and Karolinska University Hospital. I am my colleague Dr. We thank Wamied Abdel-Rahman not only for valuable discussions on this topic, but also for his expertise in gathering the evidence presented in this book and for his contributions to Chapters 7 and 12. We thank the secretarial support of Ms. Margery Knew Tubb and Ms. Tatjana Niˇsi’c. It was much appreciated. I received my university degree in Physics from the University of Ljub-Ljana in Slovenia. I would like to thank the many professors at the University of Ljubljana who introduced me to the beauty of physics and gave me the knowledge that allowed me to continue my studies in the United States and Canada.

My former teachers and mentors, Professor John R. Cameron and Paul R. Moran of the University of Wisconsin at Madison and professors Harold E. Johns and John R. Cunningham of the University of Toronto introduced me to medical physics; A truly rewarding career that combines love for the human body and compassion for patients.

Finally, I would like to express my gratitude, as the completion of this book would not have been possible without the support of my wife, Mariana. First of all, huge kudos go to him for his passion for this project and for enduring the seemingly endless hours I spent on it over the years.

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