Emission Tomography: The Fundamentals of PET and SPECT
PET and SPECT are two of today’s most important medical-imaging methods, providing images that reveal subtle information about physiological processes in humans and animals. Emission Tomography: The Fundamentals of PET and SPECT explains the physics and engineering principles of these important functional-imaging methods. The technology of emission tomography is covered in detail, including historical origins, scientific and mathematical foundations, imaging systems and their components, image reconstruction and analysis, simulation techniques, and clinical and laboratory applications. The book describes the state of the art of emission tomography, including all facets of conventional SPECT and PET, as well as contemporary topics such as iterative image reconstruction, small-animal imaging, and PET/CT systems. This book is intended as a textbook and reference resource for graduate students, researchers, medical physicists, biomedical engineers, and professional engineers and physicists in the medical-imaging industry. Thorough tutorials of fundamental and advanced topics are presented by dozens of the leading researchers in PET and SPECT. SPECT has long been a mainstay of clinical imaging, and PET is now one of the world’s fastest growing medical imaging techniques, owing to its dramatic contributions to cancer imaging and other applications. Emission Tomography: The Fundamentals of PET and SPECT is an essential resource for understanding the technology of SPECT and PET, the most widely used forms of molecular imaging.
*Contains thorough tutorial treatments, coupled with coverage of advanced topics
*Three of the four holders of the prestigious Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Medical Imaging Scientist Award are chapter contributors
*Include color artwork
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Chapter 5 Radiopharmaceuticals for Imaging the Brain
Chapter 6 Basics of Imaging Theory and Statistics
Chapter 7 SinglePhoton Emission Computed Tomography
Chapter 8 Collimator Design for Nuclear Medicine
Chapter 15 CdTe and CdZnTe Semiconductor Detectors for Nuclear Medicine Imaging
Chapter 16 ApplicationSpecific Small FieldofView Nuclear Emission Imagers in Medicine
Chapter 17 Intraoperative Probes and Imaging Probes
Chapter 18 Noble Gas Detectors
Chapter 19 Compton Cameras for Nuclear Medical Imaging
Chapter 20 Analytic Image Reconstruction Methods
Chapter 21 Iterative Image Reconstruction
Chapter 22 Attenuation Scatter and Spatial Resolution Compensation in SPECT
Chapter 9 Annular SingleCrystal SPECT Systems
Chapter 10 PET Systems
Chapter 11 PETCT Systems
Chapter 12 Small Animal PET Systems
Chapter 13 Scintillators
Chapter 14 Photodetectors
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Page 1 - ... indication of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves; and above all others the sense of sight. For not only with a view to action, but even when we are not going to do anything, we prefer seeing (one might say) to everything else. The reason is that this, most of all the senses, makes us know and brings to light many differences between things.