Developments in Nuclear Medicine

The Clinical Applications of SPET

Editors: Cox, P.H., Pillay, M. (Eds.)

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In the past nuclear medicine has tended to develop in cycles governed by the development of new radiopharmaceuticals followed or preceded by advances in instrumentation. The development of alternative techniques, such as X-Ray Computer Tomography, NMR Imaging and Ultrasound have also had a stimulating effect and pointed the way to new developments. The development of Positron Emission Tomography, while in itself of limited application because of high costs involved, provided a great deal of information which led to the development of new organ or disease specific, single photon emitting radiopharmaceuticals together with tomographic Gamma cameras, whereby detailed information on the biodistribution of the reagents could be obtained with accurate spatial resolution presented in a form suitable for comparison with the other imaging modalities.
This technology, known as Single Photon Emission (Computer) Tomography (SPECT or SPET, as the mood takes you) is now an essential tool in nuclear medicine. The volume presents a basic guideline to the technology involved and discusses the application of the method to the investigation of various anatomical regions of the body. The book is an aide mémoire to the routine practitioner and a source of information for other medical specialists.

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`If one of the purposes of this book was to supply a great deal of accurate and useful information in a small volume, it was fully achieved. ... This book is a nice way to be introduced to SPET and its role in nuclear medicine today. We can recommend it to beginners in the field, to people who wish to learn about SPET, and to nuclear medicine people who wish to refresh their knowledge in a pleasant way.'
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 23:4 (1996)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Clinical Applications of SPET
Editors
  • P.H. Cox
  • M. Pillay
Series Title
Developments in Nuclear Medicine
Series Volume
25
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0229-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0229-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4102-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 280
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