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πŸ“™ Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation, Third Edition by Rachel A. Powsner, Matthew R. Palmer, Edward R. Powsner(auth.) β€” free pdf


An excellent introduction to the basic concepts of nuclear medicine physics

This Third Edition of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation expands the finely developed illustrated review and introductory guide to nuclear medicine physics and instrumentation. Along with simple, progressive, highly illustrated topics, the authors present nuclear medicine-related physics and engineering concepts clearly and concisely. Included in the text are introductory chapters on relevant atomic structure, methods of radionuclide production, and the interaction of radiation with matter. Further, the text discusses the basic function of the components of scintillation and non-scintillation detector systems. An information technology section discusses PACs and DICOM. There is extensive coverage of quality control procedures, followed by updated chapters on radiation safety practices, radiation biology, and management of radiation accident victims.

Clear and concise, this new edition of Essentials of Nuclear Medicine Physics and Instrumentation offers readers:

  • Four new chapters
  • Updated coverage of CT and hybrid scanning systems: PET/CT and SPECT/CT
  • Fresh discussions of the latest technology based on solid state detectors and new scanner designs optimized for dedicated cardiac imaging
  • New coverage of PACs and DICOM systems
  • Expanded coverage of image reconstruction and processing techniques
  • New material on methods of image display

Logically structured and clearly written, this is the book of choice for anyone entering the field of nuclear medicine, including nuclear medicine residents and fellows, cardiac nuclear medicine fellows, and nuclear medicine technology students. It is also a handy quick-reference guide for those already working in the field of nuclear physics.Content:
Chapter 1 Basic Nuclear Medicine Physics (pages 1–20):
Chapter 2 Interaction of Radiation with Matter (pages 21–31):
Chapter 3 Formation of Radionuclides (pages 32–40):
Chapter 4 Nonscintillation Detectors (pages 41–59):
Chapter 5 Scintillation Detectors (pages 60–72):
Chapter 6 Imaging Instrumentation (pages 73–90):
Chapter 7 Single?photon Emission Computed Tomography (pages 91–102):
Chapter 8 Positron Emission Tomography (pages 103–118):
Chapter 9 X?ray Computed Tomography (pages 119–128):
Chapter 10 Hybrid Imaging Systems: PET?CT and SPECT?CT (pages 129–133):
Chapter 11 Image Reconstruction, Processing, and Display (pages 134–160):
Chapter 12 Information Technology (pages 161–167):
Chapter 13 Quality Control (pages 168–184):
Chapter 14 Radiation Biology (pages 185–196):
Chapter 15 Radiation Dosimetry (pages 197–204):
Chapter 16 Radiation Safety (pages 205–211):
Chapter 17 Management of Nuclear Event Casualties (pages 212–223):

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