Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation / Edition 3

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation / Edition 3

by Rachel A. Powsner, Matthew R. Palmer, Edward R. Powsner
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470905500
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/14/2013
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements  viii

1. Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics 1

2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 21

3. Formation of Radionuclides 32

4. Non-scintillation Detectors 41

5. Scintillation Detectors 60

6. Imaging Instrumentation 73

7. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography 91

8. Positron Emission Tomography 103

9. X-Ray Computed Tomography 119

10. Hybrid Imaging Systems: PET/CT and SPECT/CT 129

11. Image Reconstruction, Processing, and Display 134

12. Information Technology 161

13. Quality Control 168

14. Radiation Biology 185

15. Radiation Dosimetry 197

16. Radiation Safety 205

17. Management of Nuclear Event Casualties 212
Kevin Donohoe, MD

Appendix A: Common Radionuclides 224

Appendix B: Major Dosimetry for Common Radiopharmaceuticals 225

Appendix C: Sample Calculations for the S Value 226

Appendix D: Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Publications 228

Appendix E: Recommended Reading by Topic 231

Index 232

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