Basics of PET Imaging

Physics, Chemistry, and Regulations

  • Gopal B. Saha

About this book

Introduction

This unparalleled text on the basics of PET imaging technology is an ideal resource for technologists and residents preparing for board examinations. Written by noted author Gopal B. Saha, Ph.D., the book also serves as a useful reference for practicing nuclear medicine professionals. Chapters are concise but comprehensive and emphasize the fundamentals, including physics, instrumentation and data acquisition, image reconstruction, production of PET radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and regulatory and reimbursement issues. To maximize understanding, topics are complete with assessment questions, reviews of pertinent basic science, and lists of suggested reading. Helpful illustrations reinforce key concepts. A wealth of valuable data is presented in practical tables and appendixes as well. The remarkable combination of brevity and clarity of content makes it an ideal text and reference book for nuclear medicine professionals interested in basics of PET imaging.

Keywords

PET/CT computed tomography (CT) imaging nuclear medicine positron emission tomography (PET) radiation radiology

Authors and affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Functional ImagingThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b138655
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-21307-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27128-6
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