Physics in Nuclear Medicine

By

  • Simon Cherry, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA
  • James Sorenson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
  • Michael Phelps, PhD, Norton Simon Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

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.
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Audience

Radiology

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Physics

Residents

 

Book information

  • Published: April 2012
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4160-5198-5


Table of Contents

1. What is Nuclear Medicine?

2. Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics

3. Modes of Radioactive Decay

4. Decay of Radioactivity

5. Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production

6. Interaction of Radiation with Matter

7. Radiation Detectors

8. Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems

9. Nuclear Counting Statistics

10. Pulse-Height Spectrometry

11. Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement

12. Counting Systems

13. The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles

14. The Gamma Camera: Performance Characteristics

15. Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine

16. Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine

17. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

18. Positron Emission Tomography

19. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT/CT and PET/CT

20. Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine

21. Tracer Kinetic Modeling

22. Internal Radiation Dosimetry

23. Radiation Safety and Health Physics

Appendice A

Appendice B

Appendice C

Appendice D

Appendice E

Appendice F

Appendice G