Basic Science of Nuclear Medicine: The Bare Bone Essentials

Through concise, straightforward explanations and supporting graphics that bring abstract concepts to life, the new Basic Science of Nuclear Medicine—the Bare Bone Essentials is an ideal tool for nuclear medicine technologist students and nuclear cardiology fellows looking for an introduction to the fundamentals of the physics and technologies of modern day nuclear medicine.  

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1. Atomic and Nuclear Structures
Chapter 2. Radioactive Decay Mechanisms
Chapter 3. Production of Radionuclides
Chapter 4. Calculation of Radioactivity
Chapter 5. Interaction of Radiation with Matter
Chapter 6. Radiation Detection and Measurements
Chapter 7. Principles of Gamma Cameras
Chapter 8. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
Chapter 9. Computed Tomography/SPECT/CT
Chapter 10. Positron Emission Tomography
Chapter 11. Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Chapter 12. Quality Assurance of Nuclear Medicine Instruments
Chapter 13. Fundamentals of Counting Statistics
Chapter 14. Radiation Safety and Regulations of Ionization Radiation
Chapter 15. Dosimetry of Internally Deposited Radionuclides
Chapter 16. Radiation Dosimetry and CT Dose Reduction Techniques