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Physics of Imaging in Nuclear Medicine

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Imaging in nuclear medicine has become an established part of standard medical practice for recognition and treatment of a wide variety of medical disorders. This chapter gives a compact overview of the physics that governs such imaging algorithms.

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    Assuming Gaussian distribution of each parameter. This is most notably not true for the distribution of positron range: however, its contribution is generally small and the resulting deviation irrelevant.

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Studen, A. (2013). Physics of Imaging in Nuclear Medicine. In: Giussani, A., Hoeschen, C. (eds) Imaging in Nuclear Medicine. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31415-5_3

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