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City College instructor publishes first book

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Dr. Victor White, program director of Radiologic Technology and Sonography at City College at Montana State University Billings, recently published his first book, Selman’s The Fundamentals of Imaging Physics and Radiobiology.

The book is the tenth edition continuation of Joseph Selman’s original publication in 1954. Various updates and additions are included in the new edition to better describe modern radiology practice Color photographs and new illustrations provide for better understanding of the chapters and content. The original style of Dr. Selman is still present in the revised book, paying homage to his work.

The topics discussed in the book focus heavily on the physics of x-radiation and imaging technology that occurs in modern radiology. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) methods are thoroughly discussed with heightened attention directed at radiation safety. The book also provides an overview of radiologic imaging physics for radiographers and medical professionals.

“It is the authors intent that this book be used as a resource to help students better understand radiation physics, radiation biology and be prepared for the ARRT (R) Board Examination,” comments White.

White began his education in radiology in 1985 as he obtained an associate degree in Radiologic Technology from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, Ill. Since then, White has received a Bachelor of Art in Health Service Administration, a Master of Science in Radiologic Science, a Master of Art in Environmental Studies, a certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Applied Nuclear Energy, Radiation Safety Officer Training and most recently, a doctorate of Philosophy in Health Education.

White has 20 years of radiology teaching experience accompanied by 35 years of practicing radiography. He has been licensed as a radiographer in eight states, but currently only practices as a radiographer in Montana. His book publication joins a list of other notable published works including three case studies, co-author of two journal articles, a dissertation and two technical reports.

Selman’s The Fundamentals of Imaging Physics and Radiobiology (2020) is available by hard copy or electronic version on ccthomas.com and Amazon.

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