Radiation Physics for Nuclear Medicine

  • Marie Claire Cantone
  • Christoph Hoeschen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Marie Claire Cantone, Christoph Hoeschen
      Pages 3-5
  3. Fundamental Processes on Radiation Physics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Alberto Fassò, Alfredo Ferrari, Paola R. Sala
      Pages 35-57
  4. Radiation Sources and Radiopharmaceutical Productions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Sören Mattsson, Arne Skretting
      Pages 61-69
    3. Uwe Holzwarth
      Pages 71-103
  5. Radiation Detectors for Medical Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Ivan Veronese
      Pages 161-174
    3. Gabriela Llosá, Carlos Lacasta
      Pages 175-191
  6. New Frontiers in Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Carlos Lacasta, Neal H. Clinthorne, Gabriela Llosá
      Pages 195-209
    3. Christoph Hoeschen, Magdalena Rafecas, Timo Aspelmeier
      Pages 211-232
    4. Augusto Giussani, Helena Uusijärvi
      Pages 233-255
    5. Maria Zankl, Helmut Schlattl, Nina Petoussi-Henss, Christoph Hoeschen
      Pages 257-279
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 281-285

About this book


The field of nuclear medicine is expanding rapidly, with the development of exciting new diagnostic methods and treatments relevant to a variety of diseases. This growth is closely associated with significant advances in radiation physics. In this book, acknowledged experts explain the basic principles of radiation physics in relation to nuclear medicine and examine important novel approaches in the field. The first section is devoted to what might be termed the "building blocks" of nuclear medicine, including the mechanisms of interaction between radiation and matter and Monte Carlo codes. In subsequent sections, radiation sources for medical applications, radiopharmaceutical development and production, and radiation detectors are discussed in detail. New frontiers are then explored, including the PET magnifying probe, improved algorithms for image reconstruction, biokinetic models, and voxel phantoms for internal dosimetry. Both trainees and experienced practitioners and researchers will find this book to be an invaluable source of up-to-date information.


Algorithms for image reconstruction Monte Carlo simulations Nuclear medical imaging PET magnifying probe Radiopharmaceuticals

Editors and affiliations

  • Marie Claire Cantone
    • 1
  • Christoph Hoeschen
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of PhysicsUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Helmholtz Zentrum MünchenDeutsches Forschungszentrum fürNeuherbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-11326-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-11327-7
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