The focus of this book is on the science behind medical technologies—it demystifies them and allows the reader to better understand what they can offer. In the third edition, the authors have included descriptions of recent technological innovations and new imaging techniques, such as optical coherence tomography using laser light to create images of the retina and coronary arteries. They discuss how these exciting innovations in modern medicine are rooted in simple physical principles. The target audience for this book is mainly premedical students, allied health students who need an elementary background in physics and students not majoring in the natural sciences.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France.

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