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Physics in Nuclear Medicine (Book with Access Code),9781416051985
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Physics in Nuclear Medicine (Book with Access Code)



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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 4/1/2012.
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Physics in Nuclear Medicine - by Drs. Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, and Michael E. Phelps - provides current, comprehensive guidance on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. This revised and updated fourth edition features a new full-color layout, as well as the latest information on instrumentation and technology. Stay current on crucial developments in hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), and small animal imaging, and benefit from the new section on tracer kinetic modeling in neuroreceptor imaging. What's more, you can reinforce your understanding with graphical animations online at, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible. Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices. Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research. Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation. Stay current on the latest developments in nuclear medicine technology and methods New sections to learn about hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) and small animal imaging. View graphical animations online at, where you can also access the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Get a better view of images and line art and find information more easily thanks to a brand-new, full-color layout. The perfect reference or textbook to comprehensively review physics principles in nuclear medicine.

Table of Contents

What is Nuclear Medicine
Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics
Modes of Radioactive Decay
Decay of Radioactivity
Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Radiation Detectors
Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems
Nuclear Counting Statistics
Pulse-Height Spectrometry
Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement
Counting Systems
The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles
The Gamma Camera: Performance Characteristics
Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine
Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine
Positron Emission Tomography
Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine
Tracer Kinetic Modeling
Internal Radiation Dosimetry
Appendice A
Appendice B
Appendice C
Appendice D
Appendice E
Appendice F
Appendice G
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