The field of nuclear medicine is expanding rapidly, with the development of exciting new diagnostic methods and treatments relevant to a variety of diseases. This growth is closely associated with significant advances in radiation physics. In this book, acknowledged experts explain the basic principles of radiation physics in relation to nuclear medicine and examine important novel approaches in the field. The first section is devoted to what might be termed the "building blocks" of nuclear medicine, including the mechanisms of interaction between radiation and matter and Monte Carlo codes. In subsequent sections, radiation sources for medical applications, radiopharmaceutical development and production, and radiation detectors are discussed in detail. New frontiers are then explored, including the PET magnifying probe, improved algorithms for image reconstruction, biokinetic models, and voxel phantoms for internal dosimetry. Both trainees and experienced practitioners and researchers will find this book to be an invaluable source of up-to-date information.
Radiation physics for nuclear medicine / [a cura di] M.C. Cantone, C.Hoeschen. - Heidelberg : Springer, 2011. - ISBN 978-3-642-11326-0.
|Titolo:||Radiation physics for nuclear medicine|
CANTONE, MARIE CLAIRE (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Parole Chiave:||algorithms for image reconstruction ; Monte Carlo simulations ; nuclear medical imaging ; PET magnifying probe ; radiopharmaceuticals|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/07 - Fisica Applicata(Beni Culturali, Ambientali, Biol.e Medicin)|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-11327-7|
|Citazione:||Radiation physics for nuclear medicine / [a cura di] M.C. Cantone, C.Hoeschen. - Heidelberg : Springer, 2011. - ISBN 978-3-642-11326-0.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||06 - Curatela di volume|