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Handbook of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging for Physicists

Instrumentation and Imaging Procedures, Volume I

Edited by: Michael Ljungberg

Print publication date:  January  2022
Online publication date:  January  2022

Print ISBN: 9781138593268
eBook ISBN: 9780429489556
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This state-of-the-art handbook, the first in a series that provides medical physicists with a comprehensive overview into the field of nuclear medicine, is dedicated to instrumentation and imaging procedures in nuclear medicine. It provides a thorough treatment on the cutting-edge technologies being used within the field, in addition to touching upon the history of their use, their development, and looking ahead to future prospects.

This text will be an invaluable resource for libraries, institutions, and clinical and academic medical physicists searching for a complete account of what defines nuclear medicine.

  • The most comprehensive reference available providing a state-of-the-art overview of the field of nuclear medicine
  • Edited by a leader in the field, with contributions from a team of experienced medical physicists
  • Includes the latest practical research in the field, in addition to explaining fundamental theory and the field's history

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The History of Nuclear Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Basics of Radiation Interactions in Matter Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Radionuclide Production Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Radiometry Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Scintillation Detectors Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Semiconductor Detectors Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gamma Spectrometry Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Properties of the Digital Image Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Image Processing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Machine Learning Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Image File Structures in Nuclear Medicine Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Scintillation Camera Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Collimators for Gamma Ray Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Image Acquisition Protocols Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and SPECT/CT Hybrid Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Dedicated Tomographic Single Photon Systems Download PDF
Chapter  18:  PET Systems Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Dead-time Effects in Nuclear Medicine Imaging Studies Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Principles of Iterative Reconstruction for Emission Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  21:  PET-CT Systems Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Clinical Molecular PET/MRI Hybrid Imaging Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Quality Assurance of Nuclear Medicine Systems Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Calibration and Traceability Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Activity Quantification from Planar Images Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Quantification in Emission Tomography Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Multicentre Studies  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Preclinical Molecular Imaging Systems Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Monte Carlo Simulation of Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Beta and Alpha Particle Autoradiography Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Principles behind Computed Tomography (CT) Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Principles behind Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Download PDF
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