About this book
- Physical principles of X-ray production, signal detection, system parameter setting, image optimization and radiation protection techniques are discussed
- Contains explanatory diagrams and relevant performance and technical information
- Chapters are authored by international experts in Computed Tomography and Nuclear medicine
- Colour images of anatomical examples are used to discuss clinical manifestations and technique optimization
Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic modality which aims to image and in some cases quantify physiological processes in the body to highlight disease or injury. Within nuclear medicine, over the past few decades, major technological changes have occurred and concomitantly changes in the knowledge and skills required have had to evolve. One of the most significant technological changes has been the fusion of imaging technologies, to create hybrid systems such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR. With these changes in mind, Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine provides a handy and informative guide to the purchase, clinical implementation and routine use of a SPECT/CT scanner. Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine will be a valuable resource for all personnel working in nuclear medicine and it will be of particular value to trainees.
Table of contents
SECTION 1 - Scientific Principles.- (Introduction): Overview of Molecular Imaging.- Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic radiation Part 1. Gamma Radiation in Relation to SPECT imaging.- Part 2. X-rays in relation to SPECT/CT systems.- Gamma Camera SPECT – Physical Principles, Basic Instrumentation and Quality Control.- CT Components available for use in SPECT/CT – Physical Principles, Instrumentation and Quality Control.- SECTION 2 - Selection and Design.- Selecting an appropriate SPECT/CT Scanner.- Design of a suitable facility to house a SPECT/CT scanner.- SECTION 3 - Clinical SPECT/CT.- Clinical Utility of SPECT-CT.- SECTION 4 - Radiation Protection.- Radiation Protection for SPECT/CT Systems.- Optimal Utilization of Imaging Parameters in CT Scanning.- SECTION 5 – Imaging Principles.- Cross Sectional Anatomy in Multi-planar Imaging.- Radiological Contrast Media and Injector Systems.- Practical Considerations for Performing Clinical SPECT/CT.