Reading List

Suggestions for Pre-Arrival Reading

(Note: you're invited to dip into some of these rather than read them cover to cover!)

  • A.G. Webb, "Introduction to Biomedical Imaging", Wiley-IEEE Press Series, 2002, ISBN: 978-0-471-23766-2
  • W.R. Hendee, E.R. Ritenour, "Medical Imaging Physics" (4th Edition), Wiley-Liss, 2002, ISBN: 978-0-471-38226-3
  • E. Kreyszig, "Advanced Engineering Mathematics" (9th Edition), Wiley, 2005, ISBN: 978-0471728979
  • P. Morris (Ed), "Biomedical Imaging: Applications and Advances", Woodhead, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-85709-127-7
  • P. O'Shea, M. G. Somekh and W.L. Barnes, "Shedding Light of Life", Physics World, 21:29-34, 2008 (see also here)
  • M. Strikman, K. Spartan, M.W. Cole, "Applications of Modern Physics in Medicine", Princeton University Press, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-691-12586-2
  • M.A. Flower, "Webb's Physics of Medical Imaging" (2nd Edition), CRC Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-0750305730
  • M. Aitken, B. Broadbent, S. Hladky, "Mathematics for Biological Scientists" Garland Science, 2009, ISBN: 978-0815341369

Module-Specific Further Reading Resources

(Note: these are books that you might find useful if you want to extend your reading during the modules)

Scientific Programming

  • A. Scopatz, K.D. Huff, "Effective Computation in Physics: Field Guide to Research with Python", O'Rielly Media, 2015, ISBN: 978-1491901533
  • D.S. Ray, E.J. Ray, "Unix and Linux: Visual Quickstart Guide" (5th Edition), Peachpit Press, 2014, ISBN: 978-0321997548
  • S. Chacon, B. Straub, "Pro Git" (2nd Edition), APress, 2014, ISBN: 978-1484200773


  • Introductory videos from MathWorks Inc.

Cells and Systems

  • B. Alberts, D. Bray, K. Hopkin et al. "Essential Cell Biology" (4th Edition), Garland Science, 2013, ISBN: 978-0815344551
  • B. Alberts, A. Johnson, J. Lewis et al. "Molecular Biology of the Cell" (5th Edition), Garland Science, 2008, ISBN: 978-0815341062
  • J.M. Berg, J.L. Tymoczko, L. Stryer, "Biochemistry" (5th Edition), Freeman, 2002, ISBN: 978-0716746843


Medical Imaging Modalities

Ultrasound Resources:

  • P.J. Allisy-Roberts, J. Williams, "Farr's Physics for Medical Imaging" (2nd Edition), Saunders, 2007, ISBN: 978-0702028441 (chapter on ultrasound)
  • C.R. Hill, J.C. Bamber, G.R. ter Haar (eds), "Physical Principles of Medical Ultrasonics" (2nd Edition), Wiley, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-471-97002-6
  • H. Becher and P. Burns, "Handbook of Echocardiography", Springer, 2000, ISBN: 978-3-642-59748-0
  • Emilio Quaia (Ed), "Contrast Media in Ultrasonography", Springer, 2005, ISBN: 978-3-540-40740-9

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Resources:

  • L.G. Hanson, "Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques", available online here
  • M.A. Bernstein, K.F. King, X.J. Zhou, "Handbook of MRI Pulse Sequences", Academic Press, 2004, ISBN: 978-0120928613
  • R.B. Buxton, "Introduction to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging" (2nd Edition), Cambridge, 2009, ISBN: 978-0521899956

Nuclear Medicine Imaging Resources:

  • M.N. Wernick, J.N. Aarsvold, "Emission Tomography: The Fundamentals of PET and SPECT", Elsevier, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-12-744482-6
  • W.A. Kalender, "Computed Tomography: Fundamentals, System Technology, Image Quality, Applications (3rd Edition)", Wiley VCH, 2011, ISBN: 978-0333041857

Image Analysis

  • D.J.C. Mackay, "Information Theory, Inference and Learning Algorithms", Cambridge University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-521-64298-1 (see also here)
  • R.C. Gonzalez and R.E. Woods, "Digital Image Processing" (3rd Edition), Prentice Hall, 2007, ISBN: 978-0131687288 [especially sections 2, 9, 10, 12]
  • I. Young, J. Gerbrands, L. van Vliet, "Fundamentals of Image Processing", Delft University, 2009 [online here]
  • David Jacobs, "Convolution and Correlation" [University of Maryland class notes, online here]


  • W.L. Hays, "Statistics" (3rd Edition), Holt-Saunders, 1981, ISBN: 978-4833700047
  • P.M. Lee, "Bayesian Statistics: An Introduction" (4th Edition), Wiley, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-118-33257-3

Biomarker Design

  • P. Dawson, D. Cosgrove, D. Allison, R.G. Grainger, "Textbook of Contrast Media", CRC Press, 1999, ISBN: 978-1-899-0663-15
  • N. Long, W.-T. Wong (Eds), "The Chemistry of Molecular Imaging", Wiley, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-118-09327-6

High Performance Computing Anatomy and Physiology Research Governance and Ethics


  • J. Pitt-Francis, J. Whiteley, "Guide to Scientific Computing in C++", Springer, 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4471-2736-9
  • H. Schildt, "C++: The Complete Reference" (4th Edition), McGraw-Hill Osborne, 2002, ISBN: 978-0072226805