The author has produced a unique reference about medical X-ray imaging technologies. Designers and technologists who are actively involved in designing the forthcoming generations of medical X-ray systems could benefit from this book.

Beyond the essentials of medical X-ray physics and radiation, the reader can expect an integrated approach to established medical imaging, including computed tomography, cardio and vascular imaging systems. The author also includes good coverage of radiography, fluoroscopy and mammography systems.

Readers will appreciate the author’s discussion of the working principles and types of medical X-ray tubes, as well as system components, safety, recycling and manufacturing aspects.

This recommendable text concludes with emerging medical X-ray technologies, which have not reached the market place.

Review by Axel Mainzer Koenig, CEO, 21st Century Data Analysis, Portland, Ore., USA.