Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry

Advanced Theoretical Principles

Authors: McParland, Brian J

  • Provides a comprehensive detailed development of radiation transport to the user of Monte Carlo algorithms to understand their use in nuclear medicine applications
  • Summarises in detail those aspects of nuclear physics and radioactivity required in nuclear medicine and enables the reader to understand the requirements for certain nuclei to be unstable and of use in nuclear medicine
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About this book

The field of nuclear medicine is experiencing a transition where accurate dosimetry, approaching that required in external beam radiotherapy, may become the norm. Therapeutic applications are, by nature, patient-specific and bespoke calculations are required. It is becoming increasingly important for nuclear medicine practitioners to be able to administer such precise, carefully calculated doses to their patients, in both the diagnostic and therapeutic settings.

Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry provides a comprehensive account of the theoretical foundations for understanding the dosimetry calculations and internal radiation dosimetry algorithms as applied to both diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine. It elucidates the reader to the theory that underlies the practice, and in doing so, enables more informed judgments and considerations when treating the patient.

Written by an authority in the field and laid out for easy consultation, Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry is an essential reference volume for nuclear medicine physicists in both clinical practice and research.

Brian J. McParland, BASc MSc PhD currently heads a commercial medical physics group based in the UK, Norway and India supporting clinical trials developing diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, vascular contrast media and in vivo optical imaging agents. He is also an elected Fellow of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, UK and the Institute of Physics, UK.

About the authors

Brian J. McParland, BASc MSc PhD currently heads a commercial medical physics group based in the UK, Norway and India supporting clinical trials developing diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals, vascular contrast media and in vivo optical imaging agents. He is also an elected Fellow of the Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, UK and the Institute of Physics, UK.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“‘This book is a highly specialised text focussing largely on the theory for determining radiation doses received by the human body. As such it’s of specific interest to the medical physicist. It’s well-structured with good organisation of material. It’s clearly presented and well-researched with current view points, accurate references and interesting footnotes. … it would also serve as a useful reference text for the radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and also for the laity.’” (BMA Medical Book Awards, September, 2011)

“The topics of the chapters follow a logical progression and cover the theoretic issues in radiation dosimetry in nuclear medicine with sufficient breadth. … This is a book intended for physicists in nuclear medicine. The book indeed provides good theoretic backgrounds for medical physicists looking for a refresher and for physics student training in nuclear medicine.” (Franklin C. Wong, The Journal of Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 52 (5), May, 2011)

"This is a rigorous, comprehensive exposition of the theoretical basis of internal radionuclide (i.e. nuclear medicine) radiation dosimetry.

This book is altogether unique in the internal radionuclide dosimetry literature, distinguished by its mathematical rigor, emphasis on the advanced theoretical underpinnings of internal dosimetry, and notable lack (by design) of practical dose calculation algorithms and reference data. It is for specialists in the field and, as stated in the preface, it is an adjunct to, not a replacement for, existing standard publications on internal dosimetry...this is a heroic effort that fills a heretofore unaddressed gap in the internal dosimetry literature."

Pat Zanzonico, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

"This large and impressive textbook is not for the fainthearted.  It presents fundamental theoretical considerations in a logical and systematic manner.  The book will appeal to those with a high level of mathematical proficiency who wish to understand the subject matter in depth."

RAD Magazine, March 2011

“The publication is mainly addressed to professionals, i.e. physicists and physicians involved in nuclear medicine, with a particular interest in radionuclide therapy; but there is also an in-depth and updated evaluation of many other issues related to research and diagnostic imaging, enlarging the editorial interest to the whole collectivity of nuclear physicians, to radiologists, residents and technologists who want to deepen the study of radiation exposure … . a reference publication that has to be present in the library of all nuclear medicine departments.” (Annarita Ianniello and Luigi Mansi, European Journal of Nuclear Molecular Imaging, Vol. 38, 2011)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Role of Radiation Dosimetry in Nuclear Medicine

    McParland, Brian J.

    Pages 1-7

  • Theoretical Tools

    McParland, Brian J.

    Pages 9-30

  • Nuclear Properties, Structure, and Stability

    McParland, Brian J.

    Pages 31-89

  • Radioactive Decay: Microscopic Theory

    McParland, Brian J.

    Pages 91-149

  • Radioactive Decay: Macroscopic Theory

    McParland, Brian J.

    Pages 151-170

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eBook $74.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nuclear Medicine Radiation Dosimetry
Book Subtitle
Advanced Theoretical Principles
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84882-126-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84882-126-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84882-125-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9655-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 610
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