An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine /

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Author / Creator:Harkness-Brennan, Laura, author.
Imprint:San Rafael [California] (40 Oak Drive, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA) : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2018]
Bristol [England] (Temple Circus, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG, UK) : IOP Publishing, [2018]
Description:1 online resource (various pagings) : illustrations (some color).
Series:[IOP release 4]
IOP concise physics, 2053-2571
IOP (Series). Release 4.
IOP concise physics.
Subject:Medical physics.
Nuclear medicine.
Nuclear Medicine.
Medical physics.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics.
Medical physics.
Nuclear medicine.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Morgan & Claypool Publishers, publisher.
Institute of Physics (Great Britain), publisher.
Notes:"Version: 20180601"--Title page verso.
"A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references.
Also available in print.
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader.
Dr. Laura Harkness-Brennan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medical physics and nuclear instrumentation. She completed her PhD in 2010, and in the same year, she received the Shell and Institute of Physics Women in Physics Very Early Career Award. She now leads a team of researchers developing novel radiation detection and imaging techniques for medical physics and nuclear structure physics experiments.
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Summary:The complexity and vulnerability of the human body has driven the development of a diverse range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in modern medicine. This book offers an insight into the physics of nuclear medicine by explaining the principles of radioactivity, how radionuclides are produced and administered as radiopharmaceuticals to the body and how radiation can be detected and used to produce images for diagnosis. The treatment of diseases such as thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism and lymphoma by radionuclide therapy are also explored.
Other form:Print version: 9781643270319
Standard no.:10.1088/978-1-6432-7034-0

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