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Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters. Chapter 10

Abstract

Historically, nuclear medicine has been largely an imaging based specialty, employing such diverse and increasingly sophisticated modalities as rectilinear scanning, (planar) gamma camera imaging, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Non-imaging radiation detection, however, remains an essential component of nuclear medicine. This chapter reviews the operating principles, performance, applications and quality control (QC) of the various non-imaging radiation detection and measurement devices used in nuclear medicine, including survey meters, dose calibrators, well counters, intra-operative probes and organ uptake probes. Related topics, including the basics of radiation detection, statistics of nuclear counting, electronics, generic instrumentation performance parameters and nuclear medicine imaging devices, are reviewed in depth in other chapters of this book.
Authors:
Zanzonico, P. B. [1] 
  1. Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York (United States)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2014
Product Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 8 figs., 2 tabs.; Related Information: In: Nuclear Medicine Physics: A Handbook for Teachers and Students. Endorsed by: American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), Asia–Oceania Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics (AFOMP), Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM), European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), Federation of African Medical Physics Organisations (FAMPO), World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology (WFNMB)| by Bailey, D.L.; Humm, J.L.; Todd-Pokropek, A.; Aswegen, A. van (eds.)| 766 p.
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; EDUCATION; GAMMA CAMERAS; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; PUBLIC OPINION; QUALITY CONTROL; RADIATION DETECTION; RADIATION DOSES; RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS; REVIEWS; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
OSTI ID:
22327861
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Division of Human Health, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ISBN 978-92-0-143810-2; TRN: XA15M0090034088
Availability:
Also available on-line: http://www-pub.iaea.org/MTCD/publications/PDF/Pub1617web-1294055.pdf; Enquiries should be addressed to IAEA, Marketing and Sales Unit, Publishing Section, E-mail: sales.publications@iaea.org; Web site: http://www.iaea.org/books
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 287-311
Announcement Date:
May 02, 2015

Citation Formats

Zanzonico, P. B. Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters. Chapter 10. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Zanzonico, P. B. Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters. Chapter 10. IAEA.
Zanzonico, P. B. 2014. "Non-Imaging Detectors and Counters. Chapter 10." IAEA.
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