Physics in nuclear medicine [electronic resource] / Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, Michael E. Phelps.

Cherry, Simon R.
Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
1 online resource (xvii, 523 p.) : ill. (some col.) ;
4th ed.

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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. Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible. Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices. Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research. Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
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. 18. Positron Emission Tomography 19. 20. Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine 21. Tracer Kinetic Modeling 22. Internal Radiation Dosimetry 23. Appendice A 24. Appendice B 25. Appendice C 26. Appendice D 27. Appendice E 28. Appendice F 29. Appendice G.
What is nuclear medicine?
Basic atomic and nuclear physics
Modes of radioactive decay
Decay of radioactivity
Radionuclide and radiopharmaceutical production
Interaction of radiation with matter
Radiation detectors
Electronic instrumentation for radiation detection systems
Nuclear counting statistics
Pulse-height spectrometry
Problems in radiation detection and measurement
Counting systems
The gamma camera : basic principles
The gamma camera : performance characteristics
Image quality in nuclear medicine
Tomographic reconstruction in nuclear medicine
Single photon emission computed tomography
Positron emission tomography
Hybrid imaging : SPECT/CT and PET/CT
Digital image processing in nuclear medicine
Tracer kinetic modeling
Internal radiation dosimetry
Radiation safety and health physics.
Electronic reproduction. Amsterdam : Elsevier Science & Technology, 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Web browser. Title from title screen (viewed on May 14, 2012). Access may be restricted to users at subscribing institutions.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Sorenson, James A., 1938-
Phelps, Michael E.
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Print version: Cherry, Simon R. Physics in nuclear medicine.
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1416051988 (electronic bk.)
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