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Radiation, Ionization, and Detection in Nuclear Medicine (1st Edition)

1st Edition
Book Info
Year: 2013
Pages: 516
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-34076-5
ISBN: 9783642340758,9783642340765
TAG: Medicine

​ This book will serve as the definitive source of detailed information on radiation, ionization, and detection in nuclear medicine. It opens by considering fundamental aspects of nuclear radiation, including dose and energy, sources, and shielding. Subsequent chapters cover the full range of relevant topics, including the detection and measurement of radiation exposure (with detailed information on mathematical modelling); medical imaging; the different types of radiation detector and their working principles; basic principles of and experimental techniques for deposition of scintillating materials; device fabrication; the optical and electrical behaviors of radiation detectors; and the instrumentation used in nuclear medicine and its application. The book will be an invaluable source of information for academia, industry, practitioners, and researchers.

Front Matter....Pages i-xvi
Nuclear Radiation, Ionization, and Radioactivity....Pages 1-57
Radiation Exposure: Consequences, Detection, and Measurements....Pages 59-134
Mathematical Modeling of Radiation....Pages 135-185
Medical Imaging....Pages 187-250
Basic Principles of Radiation Detectors....Pages 251-286
Theoretical Approach of Crystal and Film Growths of Materials Used in Medical Imaging System....Pages 287-313
Device Fabrication (Scintillators/Radiation Detectors)....Pages 315-365
Characterization of Radiation Detectors (Scintillators) Used in Nuclear Medicine....Pages 367-449
Instrumentation and Its Applications in Nuclear Medicine....Pages 451-494
Back Matter....Pages 495-516

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