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Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine

A Physics Perspective

  • David Hamilton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-5
  3. Radiation

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      Pages 7-7
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  4. Detection Systems

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    8. Peter J. Riley
      Pages 209-223
  5. Clinical Procedures

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    6. Peter J. Riley
      Pages 339-352
  6. Quality Assurance

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  7. Appendices

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 457-465

About this book

Introduction

In the development of many medical technologies the beginning is characterised by an emphasis on the basic scientific principles of the technology and the optimisa­ tion of the functional aspects of the technology. As a technology matures there is a tendency for the underlying principles to be forgotten as the dinical applications begin to develop and the focus moves to an understanding of the dinical applica­ tion. This maturity brings with it new challenges for those involved in the use of the technology. An acceptance of the methodology may lead to a scaling back of the ba­ sic training of staff into the fundamentals of the techniques and lead to a lack of questioning as to those issues which lead to the optimisation in dinical applications. This lack of basic training may ultimately lead to a stifling of research and develop­ ment of the technology as a whole as trained staff becomes a scarce commodity. Nudear medicine is no exception to this development cyde. As a medical special­ ty the discipline has matured. The basic imaging technology has become more reli­ able in everyday use requiring less input from scientific staff. Clinical procedures have become protocols which are often followed without due understanding of the basic principles underlying the imaging procedure. This is clearly demonstrated when new radiopharmaceuticals are introduced into the market place.

Keywords

Nuclear Medicne Quality computer diagnosis imaging medical physics nuclear medicine radiation

Authors and affiliations

  • David Hamilton
    • 1
  1. 1.Riyadh Al Kharj Hospital ProgrammeX990 Military HospitalRiyadhSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-06588-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05630-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-06588-4
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