Physics in Nuclear Medicine,
Edition 4
By Simon R. Cherry, PhD, James A. Sorenson, PhD and Michael E. Phelps, PhD

Publication Date: 12 Apr 2012
Description

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.

Key Features

  • 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 Features

  • 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.
About the author
By 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 and 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
Table of Contents

1. What is Nuclear Medicine?

2. Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics

3. Modes of Radioactive Decay

4. Decay of Radioactivity

5. Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production

6. Interaction of Radiation with Matter

7. Radiation Detectors

8. Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems

9. Nuclear Counting Statistics

10. Pulse-Height Spectrometry

11. Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement

12. Counting Systems

13. The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles

14. The Gamma Camera: Performance Characteristics

15. Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine

16. Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine

17. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography

18. Positron Emission Tomography

19. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT/CT and PET/CT

20. Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine

21. Tracer Kinetic Modeling

22. Internal Radiation Dosimetry

23. Radiation Safety and Health Physics

Appendice A

Appendice B

Appendice C

Appendice D

Appendice E

Appendice F

Appendice G

 

Book Reviews

Review of the third edition from Radiology by RSNA-

"…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."

Reviewed by Joseph Kalen, PhD

Book details
ISBN: 9781416051985
Page Count: 544
Illustrations : 500 illustrations (350 in full color)
Retail Price : £91.99
0-323-05308-4, 978-0-323-05308-2, Ziessman: Nuclear Medicine: Case Review Series, 2e, Nov-2010
978-1-4557-0104-9, Mettler & Guiberteau: Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Expert Consult - Online and Print, 6e, Jan-2012
Audience

Radiology

Biomedical Engineering

Medical Physics

Residents