README FIRST INFORMATION
The EMERALD and EMIT demo CD-ROM contains 5 separate demos of the
1. Physics of X-ray Diagnostic Radiology (vol.1 of EMERALD);
2. Physics of Nuclear Medicine (vol.2 of EMERALD);
3. Physics of Radiotherapy (vol.3 of EMERALD);
4. Physics of Ultrasound Imaging (vol.1 of EMIT);
5. Physics of Medical Resonance Imaging (vol.2 of EMIT);
All these run directly from the CD and can be read with most computers.
Each demo is a Workbook to be used as e-Learning material, readable
through an Internet browser.
The use of the e-Workbook requires an Internet browser (we recommend
Netscape 4, IE 5 or higher) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (we recommend
version 4 or higher), which can be downloaded free from www.adobe.com.
The project for European Medical Radiation Learning Development (EMERALD
I) has been carried out by a Consortium of specialists from Universities
and Hospitals in the UK, Sweden, Italy and Portugal. The second phase of
the project (EMERALD II) included further partners from France, Ireland,
Czech Republic and Bulgaria. The projects objectives were to develop and
disseminate training modules for young medical physicists. The products
of EMERALD are three Training Modules in Medical Radiation Physics,
including Student Workbooks, Course Guide, Image Database (IDB) and
Internet distributable e-Workbooks (in EMERALD II) on the following
1. Physics of X-ray Diagnostic Radiology - developed in the UK ;
2. Physics of Nuclear Medicine -developed in Sweden;
3. Physics of Radiotherapy -developed in Italy, Portugal, Sweden
Project support: EMERALD (I and II) have been completed with the support
of the European Commission (EC) under the Leonardo da Vinci Program.
Authors - the EMERALD authors, listed as in the project, are:
Prof. V.C.Roberts - Project Contractor and Dr S.D.Tabakov - Project
Coordinator from King's College London - GKT School of Medicine, UK;
Prof. S-E Strand, Dr B-A Jonsson, Assoc. Prof. M. Ljungberg, MSc L.
Jonsson from University of Lund, Sweden;
Prof. F.Milano and MSc L.Riccardi , from Florence University &
Dr C.A.Lewis, MSc J.Poveda and MSc D.Smith, King's Healthcare Trust ,
Dr I-L Lamm from Lund University Hospital, Sweden;
Prof. J.Gomes da Silva, Dr N.Teixeira, Dr P.Ferreira and MSc A.Pascoal
from Portuguese Institute of Oncology Francisco Gentil, Lisboa,
Dr A.Benini from Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical
Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy.
Co-authors for the EMERALD II project:
Dr A.Noel from Centre Alexis Vautrin, Nancy, France;
Prof. P.Smith from Northern Ireland Medical Physics Agency, Belfast, UK;
Dr N.Sheahan from St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland;
Prof. L.Musilek from Prague Technical University, Czech Rep.
Additional authors for EMERALD vol.1 - MSc A.Litchev, MSc D.Evans, MSc
C.Dibben, Dr S.Bowring, MSc M. Lewis.
The project for European Medical Imaging Technology Training (EMIT) has
been developed by a Consortium of specialists from various Universities
and Hospitals from the UK, Sweden, Italy and France with support from
the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP).
The project's objectives are to develop and disseminate training modules
for young medical physicists, ultrasonographers and radiographers who
use MRI and Ultrasound medical imaging technology. The products of EMIT
are 2 Training Modules in Medical Imaging Technology, including Student
Workbooks, a Course Guide, an Image Database (IDB) and Internet
distributable e-Workbooks on the following subjects:
1. Physics of Ultrasound - developed in a team led by the UK partners:
2. Physics of Medical Resonance Imaging - developed in a team led by the
Project support: EMIT is supported by the European Commission (EC) under
the Leonardo da Vinci Program.
Authors - the EMIT authors, as listed in the project, are:
Prof. V.C.Roberts - Project Contractor; Dr S.D.Tabakov - Project
Coordinator; Dr A Simmons; Dr V Aitken from King's College London - GKT
School of Medicine, UK;
Prof. F Stahlberg, Dr R Wirestam, Prof. S-E Strand, Dr B-A Jonsson,
Assoc. Prof. M. Ljungberg, from University of Lund, Sweden;
Prof. F.Milano from Florence University, Italy;
Dr C.A.Lewis, Dr C.R. Deane, Dr D.E. Goss, MSc G. Clarke from King's
College Hospital NHS Trust, UK;
Dr I-L Lamm, Dr M Almqvist, Dr T Jansson from Lund University Hospital,
Dr J-Y Giraud from Hospital Albert Michallon, Grenoble, France
Dr A Noel (Nancy France), Dr S.B. Sheriff, Professor P.H. Smith, Dr
Buchgeister, Dr Helms from the European Federation of Organisations for
Medical Physics (EFOMP)
All authors' addresses are in EMERALD&EMIT Web site:
e-Workbooks Web design: M. Ljungberg and B-A Jonsson
Image Database compiling: Dr S.Tabakov
Digital Dictionary Database and Programming: M. Stoeva and A. Cvetkov
Terms Collection and Translation - all EMERALD and EMIT Consortia
Project support: EMERALD and EMIT projects have been completed with the
support of the European Commission under the Leonardo da Vinci
The CD contents do not necessarily reflects the Commission's own
INSTALLATION AND USE:
- Insert the disk into your CD-ROM drive (for example drive D: ) and
locate the start files with Windows Explorer or Start>Run>Browse>file
- For e-Workbook (eW) start - RUN D:\Emerald2\index.htm
* This starts your default Internet Browser.
* Select the module related to your interest on the CD-ROM (for example
- Diagnostic Radiology)
* The active hyperlink corresponds to the volume of the e-Workbook.
* This opens the frame-set of the e-Workbook.
* The left frame contains links to all tasks in the e-Workbook (Contents
* The training tasks (and the respective slides) are organised in
chapters - the Chapter name is in black colour, the task in blue.
* Click a task from the contents frame (on the left) to display a task
with its images. PLEASE NOTE that this is a demo and only selected tasks
are available here.
* The task opens in a middle frame with Adobe Acrobat Reader and an
upper frame with image slides.
* Read the task (an Acrobat PDF file) using the functions of the Acrobat
Reader. * All tasks present here are in English.
* If you wish, Save or Print the text in the PDF file through the
functions of Acrobat Reader.
* Navigation in the pages or zoom facilities can be found at the bottom
of the middle frame (below the Acrobat text).
* Help on using Acrobat Reader can be taken from the Acrobat software
itself (locate file Reader.pdf in your PC).
* Click on the blue text to call a specific image, hyperlinked to the
* The corresponding image is displayed in a separate window which must
be opened by clicking on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen.
* We recommend reading the text with hyperlinked images using two
separate Internet browser windows. One browser window is for text and
the other for images.
* Switch between the two windows (text and images) when necessary.
* Scroll the upper (slide) frame to observe the slides related to a
* Observe an image (in the separate browser window for images) by double
click its slide.
* Use the browser functions to navigate the history of reading the
* The Course Guide Information plus all Training Timetables (i.e. the
Contents of all modules) is available through hyperlinks in the contents
N.B. Netscape opens a full screen image window, while Internet Explorer
opens a sized image window.
Please note that it is necessary to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed
AFTER the installation of the Internet browser. In this case all
necessary Acrobat plug-ins are recorded in the browser. If this is not
the case, than when calling one task, the Acrobat window will not fit
into the browser frame, but will come as a separate program window. To
correct this problem you should re-install the Adobe Acrobat Reader
(above the Internet browser).
Please note that if your Acrobat Reader version is old you could see a
window suggesting an update. You could ignore this by clicking not to
show this message again (the tasks text is readable with all Acrobat
Reader versions above version 3).
All trademarks (like Windows, Internet Explorer, Netscape, Adobe
Acrobat, Acrobat Reader, Thumbs+, etc) are owned by the their respective
The EMERALD and EMIT demo CD-ROM contains web pages, PDF files, images
and a specially written program with a database of medical physics terms
in several languages. These have been checked for viruses. The authors
disclaim all warranties, expressed or implied, including, without
limitation, the warranties of merchantability and of fitness for any
purpose. The authors assume no liability for damages, direct or
consequential, which may result from use of the CD-ROM.
Copyright: EMERALD and EMIT Consortia, 2003
Publisher of EMERALD and EMIT materials is King's College London - GKTSM
Address: Department Medical Engineering and Physics, London SE5 9RS, UK
All rights reserved. No part of this CD-ROM publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form,
or by any means, without prior written permission from the EMERALD and
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