Basics of PET Imaging

Physics, Chemistry, and Regulations

  • Gopal B. Saha, PhD

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About this book


This classic text presents the basic concepts of positron emission tomography (PET). Topics include basic physics of PET imaging; scanning systems; data acquisition; storage  and display; PET radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals; regulatory policies for PET radiopharmaceuticals; reimbursement for PET procedures; and performance of PET studies. The Third Edition is thoroughly updated and includes information on magnetic resonance scanners; PET/MR imaging; new positron emitting radionuclides with potential for human use; new PET radiopharmaceuticals; FDA and NRC regulations for PET radiopharmaceuticals; and special topics of interest, such as SUV calculation in 18F-FDG tumor imaging. The book also includes equations, sample problems, and practice questions. Basics of PET Imaging, Third Edition, is an ideal resource for nuclear medicine physicians, residents, and technologists.      


PET Detectors PET Imaging PET Radionuclides PET Radiopharmaceuticals PET/MRI Scanners

Authors and affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha, PhD
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  1. 1.Cleveland ClinicEmeritus StaffClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16422-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16423-6
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