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1st Edition

Radiation Detectors for Medical Imaging

ISBN 9781498704359
Published October 16, 2015 by CRC Press
335 Pages 144 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Radiation Detectors for Medical Imaging discusses the current state of the art and future prospects of photon-counting detectors for medical imaging applications. Featuring contributions from leading experts and pioneers in their respective fields, this book:

  • Describes x-ray spectral imaging detectors based on cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe) and cadmium telluride (CdTe) materials
  • Presents novel computed tomography (CT) and x-ray clinical applications of photon-counting detectors
  • Considers the future use of CT scanners as both an anatomical and a functional modality in areas typically reserved for nuclear medicine techniques
  • Addresses pulse pileup, incomplete charge collection, and other phenomena that can degrade the spectral response of photon-counting detectors
  • Examines silicon photomultipliers used in single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) systems

Radiation Detectors for Medical Imaging explores cutting-edge technologies that play a vital role in the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of major human diseases, including heart disease and cancer—the top killers in developed countries.

Table of Contents

CdZnTe and CdTe Crystals for Medical Applications
Csaba Szeles

Monte Carlo Modeling of X-Ray Detectors for Medical Imaging
Yuan Fang, Karim S. Karim, and Aldo Badano

Medical X-Ray and CT Imaging with Photon-Counting Detectors
Polad M. Shikhaliev

Pixelated Semiconductor and Parallel ASIC Design for Spectral Clinical Radiology
William C. Barber, Einar Nygard, and Jan S. Iwanczyk

Silicon Photomultipliers in Detectors for Nuclear Medicine
Martyna Grodzicka, Marek Moszyński, and Tomasz Szczęśniak

Imaging Technologies and Potential Clinical Applications of Photon-Counting X-Ray Computed Tomography
Katsuyuki Taguchi

Photon-Counting Detectors and Clinical Applications
Ira Blevis and Reuven Levinson

Radiation Detection in SPECT and PET
Chin-Tu Chen and Chien-Min Kao

Review of Detectors Available for Full-Field Digital Mammography
Nico Lanconelli and Stefano Rivetti

Grating-Based Phase-Contrast X-Ray Imaging Technique
Salim Reza

Voxel Imaging PET Project
Mokhtar Chmeissani, Gianluca De Lorenzo, and Machiel Kolstein

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Jan S. Iwanczyk is currently president and chief executive officer of DxRay, Inc., Northridge, California, USA. He was previously affiliated with several private and publicly traded start-up companies as well as the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, USA. He holds a master’s degree in electronics and a Ph.D in physics. Dr. Iwanczyk is the author of more than 220 scientific papers, book chapters, and patents; an invited speaker at major symposia worldwide; and a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society MERIT Award.


"This book provides an in depth review of the current status of photon counting detectors and its applications in medical imaging. The book is timely and provides a summary of the work that has been done in the last few years. The book provides a summary of the important work that has been done in the area of photon counting detectors for medical imaging applications. It can be very useful for both new and established investigators in this field."
—Sabee Molloi, Ph.D., Professor of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine