About this book
Small-Animal SPECT Imaging offers a comprehensive overview of the cutting edge imaging tool that can aid in drug development, drug research, molecular imaging, and imaging science. It represents contributions of the world's leading researchers in small-animal SPECT imaging, providing coverage from the basic physics of SPECT imaging to animal studies. Important integrated sections on animal handling, image quality assessment, and reconstruction algorithms are included, allowing its audience to design and run their own studies.
Scintillation and semiconductor detector technologies
Digital signal processing techniques
System modeling and reconstruction algorithms
Animal monitoring and handling, including anesthesia issues
Applications of small-animal imaging
Detailed sections on animal handling, image assessment, and reconstruction algorithms -allow readers to implement their own tailored studies
Small-Animal SPECT Imaging is aimed at researchers performing imaging to study the effects of drugs, molecular agents, and treatments, including molecular imaging scientists, imaging scientists; nuclear medicine researchers, and all those interested in the application of SPECT systems in the areas of cancer research, cardiovascular research, and gene therapy
About the Editors:
Matthew A. Kupinski is an Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences and Radiology at the University of Arizona. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 2000 and joined the faculty at the University of Arizona in 2002.
Harrison H. Barrett is a Regents Professor of Radiology and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. Professor Barrett joined the University of Arizona in 1974, is the former editor of the Journal of the Optical Society of America A, and is the recipient of the IEEE Medical Imaging Scientist Award in 2000. He is the coauthor of two books on image science.