Physics in Nuclear Medicine

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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.

  • 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 www.expertconsult.com, 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.

 

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Contents

chapter 2 Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics
7
chapter 3 Modes of Radioactive Decay
19
chapter 4 Decay of Radioactivity
31
chapter 5 Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production
43
chapter 6 Interaction of Radiation with Matter
63
chapter 7 Radiation Detectors
87
chapter 8 Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems
107
chapter 9 Nuclear Counting Statistics
125
chapter 18 Positron Emission Tomography
307
chapter 20 Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine
363
chapter 21 Tracer Kinetic Modeling
379
chapter 22 Internal Radiation Dosimetry
407
chapter 23 Radiation Safety and Health Physics
427
appendix A Unit Conversions
443
appendix B Properties of the Naturally Occurring Elements
445
appendix C Decay Characteristics of Some Medically Important Radionuclides
449

chapter 10 PulseHeight Spectrometry
141
chapter 11 Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement
155
chapter 12 Counting Systems
173
chapter 15 Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine
233
chapter 16 Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine
253
chapter 17 Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
279
appendix D Mass Attenuation Coefficients for Water NaITl Bi4Ge3O12 Cd08Zn02Te and Lead
476
appendix E Effective Dose Equivalent mSvMBq and Radiation Absorbed Dose Estimates mGyMBq to Adult Subjects from Selected Internally Ad...
478
appendix F The Fourier Transform
481
appendix G Convolution
489
Index
493
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