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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation / Edition 3

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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation / Edition 3

An excellent introduction to the basic concepts of nuclearmedicine physics

This Third Edition of Essentials of Nuclear MedicinePhysics and Instrumentation expands the finely developedillustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicinephysics and instrumentation. Along with simple, progressive, highlyillustrated topics, the authors present nuclear medicine-relatedphysics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included inthe text are introductory chapters on relevant atomic structure,methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction ofradiation with matter. Further, the text discusses the basicfunction of the components of scintillation and non-scintillationdetector systems. An information technology section discusses PACsand DICOM. There is extensive coverage of quality controlprocedures, followed by updated chapters on radiation safetypractices, radiation biology, and management of radiation accidentvictims.

Clear and concise, this new edition of Essentials of NuclearMedicine Physics and Instrumentation offers readers:

  • Four new chapters
  • Updated coverage of CT and hybrid scanning systems: PET/CT andSPECT/CT
  • Fresh discussions of the latest technology based on solid statedetectors and new scanner designs optimized for dedicated cardiacimaging
  • New coverage of PACs and DICOM systems
  • Expanded coverage of image reconstruction and processingtechniques
  • New material on methods of image display

Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book ofchoice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, includingnuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicinefellows, and nuclear medicine technology students. It is also ahandy quick-reference guide for those already working in the fieldof nuclear physics.

Product Details

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

About the Author

Rachel A. Powsner, MD, is Head of the Nuclear Medicine Section at the Veterans Administration Boston Healthcare System, and an Associate Professor of Radiology at Boston University. She is a practicing nuclear medicine physician, radiology faculty member at Boston University, and an author of the first two editions of this text.

Matthew R. Palmer, PhD, is the Nuclear Medicine Physicist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he teaches in the nuclear medicine residency training program. Dr. Palmer is a welcome addition to the author team for the third edition of this book.

Edward R. Powsner, MD, is Former Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Service at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he is also Emeritus Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Pathology, at Michigan State University. He is Former Chair of the Joint Review Committee for Educational Nuclear Medicine Technology and was a member of the American Board of Nuclear Medicine.

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 Radiopharmaceuticals225

Appendix C: Sample Calculations for the S Value 226

Appendix D: Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Publications228

Appendix E: Recommended Reading by Topic 231

Index 232

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