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AuthorSaha, Gopal B. author
TitlePhysics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine [electronic resource] / by Gopal B. Saha
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 1993
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6184-9
Descript XIV, 208 p. 72 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

A basic knowledge of physics, instrumentation, and radiobiology is essential for nuclear physicians and technologists in the practice of nuclear medicine. The nuclear medicine specialty has matured over the past three decades to the extent that there is an increasing need for certification of physicians and technologists to practice nuclear medicine. Each year many medical residents take the American Board of Nuclear Medicine examination and the Ameriยญ can Board of Radiology examination with special competency in Nuclear Radiology, and many technologists take the Registry examination in Nuclear Medicine. All these tests include a good portion of physics, instrumentaยญ tion, and radiobiology in nuclear medicine. It is mandatory that radiology residents pass the physics section of the American Board of Radiology examination. This book is primarily addressed to this audience. In addition, anyone inยญ terested in the basics of physics, instrumentation, and radiobiology in nuclear medicine should find this book useful


CONTENT

1 Structure of Matter -- 2 Radioactive Decay -- 3 Kinetics of Radioactive Decay -- 4 Statistics of Radiation Counting -- 5 Production of Radionuclides -- 6 Interaction of Radiation With Matter -- 7 Gas-Filled Detectors -- 8 Scintillation and Semiconductor Counters -- 9 Imaging Devices -- 10 Performance Parameters of Imaging Devices -- 11 Tomographic Imaging Devices -- 12 Radiation Biology -- 13 Internal Radiation Dosimetry -- 14 Radiation Protection and Regulations -- Appendix A Units and Constants -- Appendix B Terms Used in Text -- Appendix C Answers to Questions


Medicine Nuclear medicine Biophysics Biological physics Medicine & Public Health Nuclear Medicine Biophysics and Biological Physics



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