Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-08
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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This Third Edition of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation expands this illustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation. The authors present nuclear medicine-related physics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included in the text are introductory chapters on relevant quantum mechanics, methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Further, the text discusses the basic function of the components of scintillation and non-scintillation detector systems. An information technology section discusses PACs and DICOM, and their quality control procedures.

Table of Contents



1. Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics

2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter

3. Formation of Radionuclides

4. Non-scintillation Detectors

5. Scintillation Detectors

6. Imaging Instrumentation

7. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)

8. Positron Emission Tomography (PET)

9. X-Ray Computed Tomography

10. Hybrid Imaging Systems: PET/CT and SPECT/CT

11. Image Reconstruction, Processing, and Display

12. Information Technology

13. Quality Control

14. Radiation Biology

15. Radiation Dosimetry

16. Radiation Safety

17. Management of Nuclear Event Casualties

18. Recommended Reading

19. Appendix A. Common Radionuclides

20. Appendix B. Major Dosimetry for Common Radiopharmaceuticals

21. Appendix C. Sample Calculations for the S value

22. Appendix D. Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Publications

23. Answers

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