Physics in Nuclear Medicine (4th Revised edition)

Physics in Nuclear Medicine (4th Revised edition)


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Physics in Nuclear Medicine - by Drs. Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, and Michael E. Phelps - provides current, comprehensive guidance on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. This revised and updated fourth edition features a new full-color layout, as well as the latest information on instrumentation and technology. Stay current on crucial developments in hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), and small animal imaging, and benefit from the new section on tracer kinetic modeling in neuroreceptor imaging. What's more, you can reinforce your understanding with graphical animations online at, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible. Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices. Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research. Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation. Stay current on the latest developments in nuclear medicine technology and methods New sections to learn about hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) and small animal imaging. View graphical animations online at, where you can also access the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Get a better view of images and line art and find information more easily thanks to a brand-new, full-color layout. The perfect reference or textbook to comprehensively review physics principles in nuclear medicine.


1. What is Nuclear Medicine? 2. Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics 3. Modes of Radioactive Decay 4. Decay of Radioactivity 5. Radionuclide and Radiopharmaceutical Production 6. Interaction of Radiation with Matter 7. Radiation Detectors 8. Electronic Instrumentation for Radiation Detection Systems 9. Nuclear Counting Statistics 10. Pulse-Height Spectrometry 11. Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement 12. Counting Systems 13. The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles 14. The Gamma Camera: Performance Characteristics 15. Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine 16. Tomographic Reconstruction in Nuclear Medicine 17. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography 18. Positron Emission Tomography 19. Hybrid Imaging: SPECT/CT and PET/CT 20. Digital Image Processing in Nuclear Medicine 21. Tracer Kinetic Modeling 22. Internal Radiation Dosimetry 23. Radiation Safety and Health Physics Appendice A Appendice B Appendice C Appendice D Appendice E Appendice F Appendice G

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781416051985
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 544
  • ID: 9781416051985
  • ISBN10: 1416051988
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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