1st Edition

Tomographic Methods in Nuclear Medicine Physical Principles, Instruments, and Clinical Applications

By Bhagwat D. Ahluwalia Copyright 1989

    This publication is a compendium of physical principles, system descriptions, instrument quality assurance, and clinical applications of extant tomographic methods in nuclear medicine. Written by an expert in this pertinent field, each chapter deals with the topics in a comprehensive fashion to provide a ready reference of all the work done on the subject and an estimate of the future utilization. Descriptions of methods available to nuclear medicine for tomographic viewing include positron emission, single photon emission, and planar tomography. This is an excellent resource volume of general applicability for nuclear medicine physicians, nuclear medicine scientists, and researchers in organ imaging and processing techniques.

    Promising Imaging Modalities. Theories of Tomographic Reconstruction. Computer and Hardware Requirements for Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography: Imaging Systems and Quality Control. Clinical Applications and Protocols of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography. Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Systems and Applications. Focal Plane Dual Head Longitudinal Tomography. Limited Angle Slant Hole Tomography. Seven-Pinhole Tomography in Nuclear Medicine. Seven-Pinhole Tomographic Reconstruction Algorithm. Coded Aperture Tomography. Index..


    Bhagwat D. Ahluwalia

    "...everyone involved in nuclear imaging should read the book now...they will learn from it, regardless of the level of their experience."
    -Clinical Nuclear Medicine