Physics in nuclear medicine /

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Author / Creator:Cherry, Simon R.
Edition:4th ed.
Imprint:Philadelphia : Elsevier/Saunders, c2012.
Description:1 online resource.
Subject:Medical physics.
Nuclear medicine.
Health Physics.
Nuclear Medicine.
Medical physics.
Nuclear medicine.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Sorenson, James A., 1938-
Phelps, Michael E.
ISBN:1455733679 (electronic bk.)
9781455733675 (electronic bk.)
9781416051985 (hardback : alk. paper)
1416051988 (hardback : alk. paper)
Notes:Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form:Original 9781416051985 1416051988
Table of Contents:
  • What is nuclear medicine
  • Basic atomic and nuclear physics
  • Modes of radioactive decay
  • Decay of radioactivity
  • Isotope production & tracer synthesis
  • 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
  • Gamma camera performance characteristics
  • Image quality in nuclear medicine
  • Tomographic reconstruction in nuclear medicine
  • Single photon emission computed tomography
  • Positron emission tomography
  • Multimodality imaging : SPECT/CT and PET/CT
  • Data acquisition and digital image processing in nuclear medicine
  • Tracer kinetic modeling
  • Internal radiation dosimetry
  • Radiation safety and health physics.