Feb 082019

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. Content: Chapter 1 Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics (pages 1–19): Chapter 2 Interactionof Radiationwith Matter (pages 20–28): Chapter 3 Formationof Radionuclides (pages 29–36): Chapter 4 Nonscintillation Detectors (pages 37–51): Chapter 5 Nonimaging Scintillation Detectors (pages 52–64): Chapter 6 Imaging Instrumentation (pages 65–84): Chapter 7 Single?Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) (pages 85–113): Chapter 8 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) (pages 114–127): Chapter 9 Combined PET/CT Imaging (pages 128–135): Chapter 10 Quality Control (pages 136–150): Chapter 11 Radiation Biology (pages 151–162): Chapter 12 Radiation Dosimetry (pages 163–166): Chapter 13 Radiation Safety (pages 167–173): Chapter 14 Management of Nuclear Event Casualties (pages 174–187): R. A. Powsner, E. R. Powsner and K. Donohoe
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