Instruments for Radiation Detection and Measurement

  • Gopal B. Saha


In nuclear medicine, it is necessary to ascertain the presence, type, intensity,and energy of radiations emitted by radionuclides, and these are accomplished by radiation-detecting instruments. The two commonly used devices are gas-filled detectors and scintillation detectors with associated electronics. These instruments are described below.


Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Image Pulse Height Analyzer Dose Calibrator 
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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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