Imaging in Nuclear Medicine

  • Augusto Giussani
  • Christoph Hoeschen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Augusto Giussani, Christoph Hoeschen
    Pages 1-3
  3. Basic Principles and Physics of Nuclear Medical Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Andrej Studen
      Pages 19-41
    3. Axel Martinez-Möller
      Pages 43-67
  4. Data Acquisition and Image Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Oleg Tischenko, Christoph Hoeschen
      Pages 99-125
    3. Gernot Ebel, Timo Aspelmeier
      Pages 127-133
    4. Oleg Tischenko, Christoph Hoeschen
      Pages 135-166
    5. Hugo de las Heras Gala
      Pages 167-186
  5. New Concepts in Nuclear Medical Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Augusto Giussani, Marcus Söderberg
      Pages 189-202
    3. Andrej Studen
      Pages 203-222
  6. Optimization of Nuclear Medical Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Christoph Hoeschen
      Pages 225-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book


This volume addresses a wide range of issues in the field of nuclear medicine imaging, with an emphasis on the latest research findings. Initial chapters set the scene by considering the role of imaging in nuclear medicine from the medical perspective and discussing the implications of novel agents and applications for imaging. The physics at the basis of the most modern imaging systems is described, and the reader is introduced to the latest advances in image reconstruction and noise correction. Various novel concepts are then discussed, including those developed within the framework of the EURATOM FP7 MADEIRA research project on the optimization of imaging procedures in order to permit a reduction in the radiation dose to healthy tissues. Advances in quality control and quality assurance are covered, and the book concludes by listing rules of thumb for imaging that will be of use to both beginners and experienced researchers.


Hybrid imaging systems Image reconstruction Nuclear medicine imaging PET SPECT

Editors and affiliations

  • Augusto Giussani
    • 1
  • Christoph Hoeschen
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Radiation Protection and HBfS - Federal Office for Radiation ProteOberschleißheimGermany
  2. 2., Research Unit Medical Radiation PhysicsHelmholtz Zentrum München - German ReseaNeuherbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31414-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31415-5
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