Basics of PET Imaging: Physics, Chemistry, and Regulations

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 10, 2010 - Medical - 241 pages
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This reference on the basics of PET and PET/CT imaging has been revised with concise chapters on PET fundamentals. The chapters include pertinent basic science plus equations along with sample problems and practice questions.

 

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Contents

Radioactive Decay and Interaction of Radiation with Mattercolor pop
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PET Scanning Systemscolor pop
19
D ata Acquisition and Correctionscolor pop
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Image Reconstructioncolor pop
71
Storage Display and PACS
87
Performance Characteristics of PET Scanners
97
Cyclotron and Production of PET Radionuclides
117
Synthesis of PET Radiopharmaceuticals
131
Design and Cost of PET Center
191
Procedures for PET Studies
205
Appendix A Abbreviations Used in the Text
215
Appendix B Terms Used in the Text
217
Appendix C Units and Constants
223
Appendix D Estimated Absorbed Doses from Intravenous Administration of 18FFDG and 82RbRbCl
225
Appendix E Evaluation of Tumor Uptake of 18FFDG by PET
227
Appendix F Answers to Selected Questions
231

Regulations Governing PET Radiopharmaceuticals
151
Reimbursement for PET Procedures
179

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Saha-The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

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