Physics in Nuclear Medicine, Expert Consult - Online and Print, 4th Edition

Physics in Nuclear Medicine

4th Edition Expert Consult - Online and Print

By Simon R. Cherry, PhD, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California - Davis, Davis, CA; James A. Sorenson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI and Michael E. Phelps, PhD, Norton Simon Professor, Chair, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, Chief, Division of Nuclear Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA


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. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

18. Positron Emission Tomography

19. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT/CT and PET/CT

20. Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine

21. Tracer Kinetic Modeling

22. Internal Radiation Dosimetry

23. Radiation Safety and Health Physics

Appendice A

Appendice B

Appendice C

Appendice D

Appendice E

Appendice F

Appendice G