Gamma cameras are traditionally large devices that are situated in nuclear medicine departments, but recent advances in detector design have enabled the production of compact gamma cameras that allow nuclear imaging at the patient bedside and in the operating theatre. Gamma Cameras for Interventional and Intraoperative Imaging is the first book to cover this new area of imaging, and provides a unique insight into the experimental and clinical use of small field of view gamma cameras in hospitals.
This book explores advances in the design and operation of compact gamma cameras and conducts a thorough review of current SFOV systems, before exploring the clinical applications of the technology. It is an essential reference for surgeons, operating theatre staff, clinical scientists (medical physicists), technologists, nuclear physicians and radiologists whose patients could benefit from this technology.
Table of Contents
Advances in Detector Design and Operation. Mobile Gamma Cameras. A Review of Hand Held SFOV Cameras. Review of Intraoperative Camera Systems. Freehand SPECT. Hybrid Imaging Systems. Testing and Quality Control of SFOV Systems. Radiopharmaceuticals for Intraoperative Imaging. Hybrid Tracers. Intraoperative Nuclear Imaging. Sentinel Node Detection in Breast Cancer. Sentinel Node Detection in Melanoma. Sentinel Node Detection in Head and Neck Cancer. Other Surgical Applications. Radiation Protection and Safety in the Operating Theatre.
Alan Perkins PhD, FIPEM, Hon FRCP is professor of medical physics in radiological sciences in the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham and honorary consultant clinical scientist at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. He has more than 30 years of experience in medical physics, providing routine clinical service and research in nuclear medicine, radiopharmacology, drug delivery, ultrasound imaging and radiation protection. He is a former president of the British Nuclear Medicine Society, a former vice president of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine and an editor of the UK journal Nuclear Medicine Communications.
John E. Lees, PhD, CPhys, FInstP, is a professor of imaging for life and medical sciences in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester. He has more than 28 years of experience in radiation detectors and imaging systems. He was the UK detector scientist on the NASA/UK x-ray telescope Chandra, during which he pioneered the calibration of space instrumentation using synchrotron sources. Currently, he leads the BioImaging Unit in the Space Research Centre which encompasses fundamental detector research along with technology transfer from space instrumentation into medical and life sciences.