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Medicine - Nuclear Medicine | Radiation, Ionization, and Detection in Nuclear Medicine

Radiation, Ionization, and Detection in Nuclear Medicine

Gupta, Tapan K.

2013, XVI, 516 p. 321 illus., 136 illus. in color.

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  • ​Up-to-date information on a wide range of topics relating to radiation, ionization, and detection in nuclear medicine
  • In-depth coverage of basic radiophysics relating to diagnosis and therapy
  • Extensive discussion of instrumentation and radiation detectors
  • Detailed information on mathematical modelling of radiation detectors

Although our understanding of cancer has improved, the disease continues to be a leading cause of death across the world. The good news is that the recent technological developments in radiotherapy, radionuclide diagnostics and therapy, digital imaging systems, and detection technology have raised hope that cancer will in the future be combatted more efficiently and effectively. For this goal to be achieved, however, safe use of radionuclides and detailed knowledge of radiation sources are essential.

Radiation, Ionization, and Detection in Nuclear Medicine addresses these subjects and related issues very clearly and elaborately and will serve as the definitive source of detailed information in the field. Individual chapters cover fundamental aspects of nuclear radiation, including dose and energy, sources, and shielding; the detection and measurement of radiation exposure, with detailed information on mathematical modelling; medical imaging; the different types of radiation detector and their working principles; basic principles of and experimental techniques for deposition of scintillating materials; device fabrication; the optical and electrical behaviors of radiation detectors; and the instrumentation used in nuclear medicine and its application. The book will be an invaluable source of information for academia, industry, practitioners, and researchers.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Introduction to Health Physics - Ionization Radiation in Medicine - Radiation and its use in Nuclear Medicine - Radiation physics and its utilization in Clinical Medicine - Science of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Nuclear Medicine

Table of contents 

​ 1 Nuclear Radiation, Ionization and Radioactivity.- 2 Radiation Exposure, Its Detection and Measurements.- 3 Mathematical Modeling of Radiation.- 4 Medical Imaging.- 5 Basic Principles of Radiation Detectors.- 6 Theoretical Approach of Crystal and Film Growths of Scintillating Materials.- 7 Device Fabrication  (Scintillators/ Radiation Detectors).- 8 Characterization of Radiation Detectors Used in Nuclear Medicine.- 9 Instrumentation and Its Applications in Nuclear Medicine.

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