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Nuclear Medicine Imaging Devices. Chapter 11

Abstract

Imaging forms an important part of nuclear medicine and a number of different imaging devices have been developed. This chapter describes the principles and technological characteristics of the main imaging devices used in nuclear medicine. The two major categories are gamma camera systems and positron emission tomography (PET) systems. The former are used to image γ rays emitted by any nuclide, while the latter exploit the directional correlation between annihilation photons emitted by positron decay. The first section of this chapter discusses the principal components of gamma cameras and how they are used to form 2-D planar images as well as 3-D tomographic images (single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)). The second section describes related instrumentation that has been optimized for PET data acquisition. A major advance in nuclear medicine was achieved with the introduction of multi-modality imaging systems including SPECT/computed tomography (CT) and PET/CT. In these systems, the CT images can be used to provide an anatomical context for the functional nuclear medicine images and allow for attenuation compensation. The third section in this chapter provides a discussion of the principles of these devices.
Authors:
Lodge, M. A.; Frey, E. C. [1] 
  1. Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Dec 15, 2014
Product Type:
Book
Resource Relation:
Other Information: 4 refs., 45 figs., 1 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; ANGULAR CORRELATION; ANNIHILATION; ATTENUATION; BETA-PLUS DECAY; CAT SCANNING; DATA ACQUISITION; EMISSION; EQUIPMENT; GAMMA CAMERAS; IMAGES; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; PHOTONS; POSITRON COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY; SINGLE PHOTON EMISSION COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY
OSTI ID:
22327862
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: XA15M0091034089
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) 312-397
Announcement Date:
May 02, 2015

Citation Formats

Lodge, M. A., and Frey, E. C. Nuclear Medicine Imaging Devices. Chapter 11. IAEA: N. p., 2014. Web.
Lodge, M. A., & Frey, E. C. Nuclear Medicine Imaging Devices. Chapter 11. IAEA.
Lodge, M. A., and Frey, E. C. 2014. "Nuclear Medicine Imaging Devices. Chapter 11." IAEA.
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