Physics in Nuclear Medicine
Elsevier Health Sciences, Apr 12, 2012 - Medical - 544 pages
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 www.expertconsult.com, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools.
Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
The perfect reference or textbook to comprehensively review physics principles in nuclear medicine.
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chapter 2 Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics
chapter 3 Modes of Radioactive Decay
chapter 4 Decay of Radioactivity
chapter 5 Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production
chapter 6 Interaction of Radiation with Matter
chapter 7 Radiation Detectors
chapter 8 Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems
chapter 9 Nuclear Counting Statistics
chapter 18 Positron Emission Tomography
chapter 20 Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine
chapter 21 Tracer Kinetic Modeling
chapter 22 Internal Radiation Dosimetry
chapter 23 Radiation Safety and Health Physics
appendix A Unit Conversions
appendix B Properties of the Naturally Occurring Elements
appendix C Decay Characteristics of Some Medically Important Radionuclides
chapter 10 PulseHeight Spectrometry
chapter 11 Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement
chapter 12 Counting Systems
chapter 15 Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine
chapter 16 Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine
chapter 17 Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
appendix D Mass Attenuation Coefficients for Water NaITl Bi4Ge3O12 Cd08Zn02Te and Lead
appendix E Effective Dose Equivalent mSvMBq and Radiation Absorbed Dose Estimates mGyMBq to Adult Subjects from Selected Internally Ad...
appendix F The Fourier Transform
appendix G Convolution