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The Resource Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles

Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles

Label
Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century
Title
Naked to the bone
Title remainder
medical imaging in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • By the late 1960s, the computer and television were linked to produce medical images that were as startling as Roentgen's original X-rays. Computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic reasonance imaging (MRI) made it possible to picture soft tissues invisible to ordinary X-rays. Ultrasound allowed expectant parents to see their unborn children. Positron emission tomography (PET) enabled neuroscientists to map the brain. In this lively history of medical imaging, the first to cover the full scope of the field from X-rays to MRI-assisted surgery, Bettyann Kevles explores the consequences of these developments for medicine and society. Through lucid prose, vivid anecdotes, and more than seventy striking illustrations, she shows how medical imaging has transformed the practice of medicine - from pediatrics to dentistry, neurosurgery to geriatrics, gynecology to oncology
  • Beyond medicine, Kevles describes how X-rays and the newer technologies have become part of the texture of modern life and culture. They helped undermine Victorian sexual sensibilities, gave courts new forensic tools, provided plots for novels and movies, and offered artists from Picasso to Warhol new ways to depict the human form
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kevles, Bettyann
Dewey number
616.07/54/0904
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC78.7.D53
LC item number
K48 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WN 11.1
NLM item number
K43n 1997
Series statement
Sloan technology series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Medical
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • History, 20th Century
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Radiography, Medical
  • Bildgebendes Verfahren
  • Röntgendiagnostik
  • Beeldverwerkende diagnostiek
  • Radiodiagnostiek
  • Geschichte 1895-1995
Label
Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-363) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discovery of X-Rays: Seeing Is Believing -- 2. Medical Applications: The Living Body beneath the Skin -- 3. Technological Innovation 1897-1918: Building a Better Mousetrap -- 4. Medical Politics between the Wars: Setting Standards -- 5. Technological Innovation 1918-1940: Sharper, Clearer, Deeper -- 6. X-Rays in the Imagination: The Avant-Garde through Surrealism -- 7. The Perfect Slice: The Story of CT Scanning -- 8. A Subtler Slice: Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- 9. From the Inside Out: PET (Positron Emission Tomography) in Nuclear Medicine -- 10. Looking through Women: The Development of Ultrasound and Mammography -- 11. The Transparent Body in Late Twentieth-Century Culture
Control code
42854342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585028033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854342
Label
Naked to the bone : medical imaging in the twentieth century, Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-363) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Discovery of X-Rays: Seeing Is Believing -- 2. Medical Applications: The Living Body beneath the Skin -- 3. Technological Innovation 1897-1918: Building a Better Mousetrap -- 4. Medical Politics between the Wars: Setting Standards -- 5. Technological Innovation 1918-1940: Sharper, Clearer, Deeper -- 6. X-Rays in the Imagination: The Avant-Garde through Surrealism -- 7. The Perfect Slice: The Story of CT Scanning -- 8. A Subtler Slice: Magnetic Resonance Imaging -- 9. From the Inside Out: PET (Positron Emission Tomography) in Nuclear Medicine -- 10. Looking through Women: The Development of Ultrasound and Mammography -- 11. The Transparent Body in Late Twentieth-Century Culture
Control code
42854342
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 378 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585028033
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)42854342

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