Basic Sciences of Nuclear Medicine

  • Magdy M. Khalil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Physics and Chemistry of Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Tamer B. Saleh
      Pages 25-39
    3. Tamer B. Saleh
      Pages 41-53
    4. Tamer B. Saleh
      Pages 55-64
    5. Tobias L. Roß, Simon M. Ametamey
      Pages 65-101
    6. Tobias L. Roß, Simon M. Ametamey
      Pages 103-118
  3. Dosimetry and Radiation Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Michael G. Stabin
      Pages 145-152
  4. SPECT and PET Imaging Instrumentation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Magdy M. Khalil
      Pages 155-178
  5. Image Analysis, Reconstruction and Quantitation in Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. C. David Cooke, Tracy L. Faber, James R. Galt
      Pages 217-257
    3. Magdy M. Khalil
      Pages 259-284
    4. Michael Ljungberg
      Pages 285-309
    5. Magdy M. Khalil
      Pages 311-331
    6. Kjell Erlandsson
      Pages 333-351
    7. M’hamed Bentourkia
      Pages 353-376
  6. Pre-Clinical Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 377-377
    2. Ali Douraghy, Arion F. Chatziioannou
      Pages 379-413
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 415-423

About this book


Nuclear medicine has become an ever-changing and expanding diagnostic and therapeutic medical profession. The day-to-day innovations seen in the field are, in great part, due to the integration of many scientific bases with complex technologic advances. The aim of this reference book, Basic Sciences of Nuclear Medicine, is to provide the reader with a comprehensive and detailed discussion of the scientific bases of nuclear medicine, covering the different topics and concepts that underlie many of the investigations and procedures performed in the field. Topics include radiation and nuclear physics, Tc-99m chemistry, single-photon radiopharmaceuticals and PET chemistry, radiobiology and radiation dosimetry, image processing, image reconstruction, quantitative SPECT imaging, quantitative cardiac SPECT, small animal imaging (including multimodality hybrid imaging, e.g., PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and PET/MRI), compartmental modeling, and tracer kinetics.


Biokinetics Dosimetry Hybrid imaging and small animal scanners Nuclear medicine physics Radiochemistry

Editors and affiliations

  • Magdy M. Khalil
    • 1
  1. 1.Hammersmith Campus, Biological Imaging CentreImperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-85961-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-85962-8
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