Physics in Nuclear Medicine - by Drs. Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, and Michael E. Phelps - provides current, comprehensive guidance on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. This revised and updated fourth edition features a new full-color layout, as well as the latest information on instrumentation and technology. Stay current on crucial developments in hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), and small animal imaging, and benefit from the new section on tracer kinetic modeling in neuroreceptor imaging. What's more, you can reinforce your understanding with graphical animations online at www.expertconsult.com, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools.
- Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible.
- Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems
- Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices.
- Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research.
- Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
New to This Edition
- Stay current on the latest developments in nuclear medicine technology and methods
- New sections to learn about hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) and small animal imaging.
- View graphical animations online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text and calculation tools.
- Get a better view of images and line art and find information more easily thanks to a brand-new, full-color layout.
"…This new edition of Physics in Nuclear Medicine is organized well and written clearly. It accomplishes the authors' goal of providing a single volume that serves as both a textbook for radiology residents, scientists, and technologists and a reference for physicians and scientists in related fields. Overall, the authors have done an excellent job of elucidating the expanding and complex role of physics principles in nuclear medicine."
Radiology by RSNA - Reviewed by Joseph Kalen, PhD
Table of Contents
- What is Nuclear Medicine
- Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics
- Modes of Radioactive Decay
- Decay of Radioactivity
- Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production
- Interaction of Radiation with Matter
- Radiation Detectors
- Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems
- Nuclear Counting Statistics
- Pulse-Height Spectrometry
- Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement
- Counting Systems
- The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles
- The Gamma Camera: Performance Characteristics
- Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine
- Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine
- Positron Emission Tomography
- Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine
- Tracer Kinetic Modeling
- Internal Radiation Dosimetry
- Appendice A
- Appendice B
- Appendice C
- Appendice D
- Appendice E
- Appendice F
- Appendice G
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
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