Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Medical - 216 pages
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Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics provides an excellent introduction to the basic concepts of the daunting area of nuclear physics. Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book of choice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, including nuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicine fellows and nuclear medicine technology students. The text is also a handy quick-reference guide for those already working in the field of nuclear physics.

This new edition provides a basic introduction to nuclear physics and the interactions of radiation and matter. The authors also provide comprehensive coverage of instrumentation and imaging, with separate chapters devoted to SPECT, PET, and PET/CT. Discussion of radiation biology, radiation safety and care of victims of radiation accidents completes the text, with an appendix containing the latest NRC rules and regulations.

Essential Nuclear Medicine Physics presents difficult concepts clearly and concisely, defines all terminology for the reader, and facilitates learning through extensive illustrations and self-assessment questions.

 

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Contents

1 Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics
1
2 Interaction of Radiation with Matter
20
3 Formation of Radionuclides
29
4 Nonscintillation Detectors
37
5 Nonimaging Scintillation Detectors
52
6 Imaging Instrumentation
65
7 SinglePhoton Emission Computed Tomography SPECT
85
8 Positron Emission Tomography PET
114
12 Radiation Dosimetry
163
13 Radiation Safety
167
14 Management of Nuclear Event Casualties
174
Recommending Reading
188
Appendix A Common Nuclides
190
Appendix B Major Dosimetry for Common Pharmaceuticals
191
Appendix C Sample Calculations of the S Value
194
Appendix D Guide to Nuclear Regulatory Commission NRC Publications
197

9 Combined PETCT Imaging
128
10 Quality Control
136
11 Radiation Biology
151
Answers
199
Index
203
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Rachel A. Powsner, MD is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts.
She is a Director in the Division of Nuclear Medicine (Department of Radiology)for Boston Veterans Administration Healthcare System, Massachusetts.

Edward R. Powsner, MD:
Former Chief Nuclear Medicine Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Michigan.
Former Professor and Associate Chairman, Department of Pathology at Michigan State University.
Former Chair, Joint Review Committee for Educational Nuclear Medicine Technology
Former Member, American Board of Nuclear Medicine

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