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Imaging in Nuclear Medicine (1st Edition)

Book Info
Year: 2013
Pages: 237
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31415-5
ISBN: 9783642314148,9783642314155
TAG: Medicine

This volume addresses a wide range of issues in the field of nuclear medicine imaging, with an emphasis on the latest research findings. Initial chapters set the scene by considering the role of imaging in nuclear medicine from the medical perspective and discussing the implications of novel agents and applications for imaging. The physics at the basis of the most modern imaging systems is described, and the reader is introduced to the latest advances in image reconstruction and noise correction. Various novel concepts are then discussed, including those developed within the framework of the EURATOM FP7 MADEIRA research project on the optimization of imaging procedures in order to permit a reduction in the radiation dose to healthy tissues. Advances in quality control and quality assurance are covered, and the book concludes by listing rules of thumb for imaging that will be of use to both beginners and experienced researchers.

Front Matter....Pages i-vi
Introduction....Pages 1-3
Front Matter....Pages 5-5
The Role of Imaging in Nuclear Medicine: The Medical Perspective....Pages 7-18
Physics of Imaging in Nuclear Medicine....Pages 19-41
Tomographic and Hybrid Imaging in Nuclear Medicine....Pages 43-67
Perspectives in Nuclear Medicine Tomography: A Physicist’s Point of View....Pages 69-96
Front Matter....Pages 97-97
Reconstruction Algorithms and Scanning Geometries in Tomographic Imaging....Pages 99-125
Advances in SPECT Image Reconstruction....Pages 127-133
Noise Reduction....Pages 135-166
New Approaches to Quality Assurance....Pages 167-186
Front Matter....Pages 187-187
The EURATOM FP7 Collaborative Project MADEIRA....Pages 189-202
Image Magnification with PET Insert Probe....Pages 203-222
Front Matter....Pages 223-223
Rules of the Thumb....Pages 225-230
Back Matter....Pages 231-237

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