This fascinating volume is a comprehensive guide to the underlying principles and areas of application of single photon emission tomography (SPECT) in nuclear medicine. It brings together all the aspects of theory, physics, instrumentation, image processing and quality assurance needed to understand and perform high quality SPECT. It is, without doubt, the most complete reference on SPECT fundamentals published to date and is essential reading for relevant practitioners.
Dr Dale L Bailey is Principal Physicist at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Royal North Shore Hospital and Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, St Leonards, Sydney, Australia. Dr Steven R Meikle is Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the School of Medical Radiation Sciences, and Co-Director Ramaciotti Centre for Brain Imaging, University of Sydney, Australia.
The Development of Emission Tomography in Nuclear Medicine.- Single Photon Imaging Physics.- Data Acquisition in SPECT.- Image Processing and Digital Acquisition.- Image Reconstruction.- Transmission Scanning and Attenuation Correction.- Scatter Correction and Quantification.- Quality Control and Quality Assurance in SPECT (incl. Digital Phantoms) .- Animal Scanning in SPECT.- Motion Detection and Correction.- Clinical Applications I - Cardiac Imaging.- Clinical Applications II - Brain Imaging.- Clinical Applications III - Lung Ventilation/Perfusion and Musculoskeletal.- SPECT/CT and Image registration.- SPECT in RTP and Internal Radionuclide Dosimetry.- New Developments.- SPECT in Drug Discovery.- Appendix: Table of Useful Single Photon Emitting Radionuclides.