Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 3e

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Experts in their fields provide up-to-date, comprehensive information on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. They examine every aspect of the field--from basic atomic physics through radioactivity, isotope production, interaction of radiation with matter, radiation detection, and imaging systems. Examples are presented with solutions worked out in step-by-step detail, illustrating important concepts and calculations.

  • Features a brand-new author, Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation.
  • Presents a new introductory chapter, "What is Nuclear Medicine."
  • Revises and updates all chapters and appendices.
  • Discusses the hottest topics in the field, including isotope production and tracer synthesis · image quality in nuclear medicine · tomographic reconstruction in nuclear medicine · SPECT · PET · computers in nuclear medicine · and more.
  • Explains the analytic equations that describe the physics involved and illustrates them with graphs to make the material accessible to the non-math expert.
  • Provides more advanced mathematics and concepts in appendices.
  • Includes many new illustrations and examples throughout.
  • Reorganizes several chapters, providing a more logical flow of information.

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About the Author:

Simon R. Cherry, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California - Davis, Davis, California; James A. Sorenson, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin; 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, California

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"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, March 2005, p. 878

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