This impressive dictionary/handbook presents the nomenclature characteristic of nuclear medicine, explaining the meaning and current usage of a large variety of terms. It is designed as a ready-to-use and simple guide, arranged in alphabetical order with additional basic information assembled in the appendices. The single volume offers a look into the multidisciplinary world of this specialty. The field of nuclear medicine has emerged as an integrated medical discipline. It is an example of the convergence of many scientific disciplines with those of medicine emphasizing the use of radionuclides in research, diagnosis and therapy. The dictionary/handbook will be of importance to individuals in nuclear medicine and the following fields: physics, instrumentation, techniques, computers, radiopharmacology and radiopharmacy, radioimmunoassay, radiobiology and radiation protection, quality control, math and statistics, nuclear science and technology, radiology, ultrasound, and nuclear magnetic resonance.
Table of Contents
Part 1: 1. Fundamentals of English Medical Etymology 2. Abbreviations, Acronyms, Symbols, Denotations, and Signs Commonly Used or Defined in the Dictionary 3. Other Useful Information 4. Dictionary 5. References Part 2: 1. Characteristics of the Elements 2. Characteristics of Practicable Radioisotopes and of Selected Radionuclides Commonly used in Nuclear Medicine 3. Properties and Production of Radionuclides 4. Radioactive Decay 5. Radiopharmaceuticals 6. Radiation Dosimetry 7. Characteristics of the Adult Reference Man 8. International System SI Units for the Measurement of Radioactivity and Ionizing Radiation 9. Physical Constants and Conversion Factors 10. Miscellaneous