The second in a three-volume set exploring Problems and Solutions in Medical Physics, this volume explores common questions and their solutions in Nuclear Medicine. This invaluable study guide should be used in conjunction with other key textbooks in the field to provide additional learning opportunities.
Topics include radioactivity and nuclear transformation, radionuclide production and radiopharmaceuticals, non-imaging detectors and counters, instrumentation for gamma imaging, SPECT and PET/CT, imaging techniques, radionuclide therapy, internal radiation dosimetry, and quality control and radiation protection in nuclear medicine. Each chapter provides examples, notes, and references for further reading to enhance understanding.
Chapter 1: Introduction.
Chapter 2: Radioactivity and Nuclear Transformation.
Chapter 3: Radionuclide Production and Radiopharmaceutical.
Chapter 4: Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters.
Chapter 5: Instrumentation for Gamma Imaging.
Chapter 6: SPECT and PET Imaging.
Chapter 7: Image Quality in Nuclear Medicine.
Chapter 8: Radionuclide Therapy.
Chapter 9: Internal Radiation Dosimetry.
Chapter 10: Quality Control in Nuclear Medicine.
Chapter 11: Radiation Safety and Protection.