An Introduction to the Physics and Instrumentation of Positron Emission Tomography

  • G. W. Bennett
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 153)


Positron emission tomography is a procedure which uses pharmaceuticals labeled with positron emitting radionuclides to examine regional functional performance in-vivo. It offers the best prospects for spatial resolution in emission tomography. The maturation of this field is due to the skills and industry of a dedicated cadre of chemists, engineers, pharmacists, physicians, and physicists.


Positron Emission Tomography Modulation Transfer Function Positron Emission Tomograph Annihilation Photon Scintillation Camera 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. W. Bennett
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  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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