Physics in Nuclear Medicine book cover

Physics in Nuclear Medicine

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, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools.



Biomedical Engineering

Medical Physics


Hardbound, 544 Pages

Published: April 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-5198-5


  • 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



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