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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation

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ISBN-10: 0470905506

ISBN-13: 9780470905500

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Rachel A. Powsner, Matthew R. Palmer, Edward R. Powsner

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This Third Edition of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation expands this illustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation. The authors present nuclear medicine–related physics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included in the text are introductory chapters on relevant quantum mechanics, methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Further, the text discusses the basic function of the components of scintillation and non–scintillation detector systems. An information technology section discusses PACs and DICOM, and their quality control procedures.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.90" long x 0.70" tall
Weight: 1.342

Preface
Acknowledgments
Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics
Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Formation of Radionuclides
Nonscintillation Detectors
Scintillation Detectors
Imaging Instrumentation
Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography
Positron Emission Tomography
X-ray Computed Tomography
Hybrid Imaging Systems: PET-CT and SPECT-CT
Image Reconstruction, Processing, and Display
Information Technology
Quality Control
Radiation Biology
Radiation Dosimetry
Radiation Safety
Management of Nuclear Event Casualties
Common Nuclides
Major Dosimetry for Common Radiopharmaceuticals
Sample Calculations of the S Value
Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Publications
Recommended Reading by Topic
Index