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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation by Rachel A. Powsner
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Preface vii

Acknowledgements  viii

1. Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics 1

2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 21

3. Formation of Radionuclides 32

4. Non-scintillation Detectors 41

5. Scintillation Detectors 60

6. Imaging Instrumentation 73

7. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography 91

8. Positron Emission Tomography 103

9. X-Ray Computed Tomography 119

10. Hybrid Imaging Systems: PET/CT and SPECT/CT 129

11. Image Reconstruction, Processing, and Display 134

12. Information Technology 161

13. Quality Control 168

14. Radiation Biology 185

15. Radiation Dosimetry 197

16. Radiation Safety 205

17. Management of Nuclear Event Casualties 212
Kevin Donohoe, MD

Appendix A: Common Radionuclides 224

Appendix B: Major Dosimetry for Common Radiopharmaceuticals 225

Appendix C: Sample Calculations for the S Value 226

Appendix D: Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission Publications 228

Appendix E: Recommended Reading by Topic 231

Index 232

Wiley; February 2013
248 pages; ISBN 9781118473511
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Title: Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation
Author: Rachel A. Powsner; Matthew R. Palmer; Edward R. Powsner
 
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