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    DescriptionIn the development of many medical technologies the beginning is characterised by an emphasis on the basic scientific principles of the technology and the optimisa- tion of the functional aspects of the technology. As a technology matures there is a tendency for the underlying principles to be forgotten as the dinical applications begin to develop and the focus moves to an understanding of the dinical applica- tion. This maturity brings with it new challenges for those involved in the use of the technology. An acceptance of the methodology may lead to a scaling back of the ba- sic training of staff into the fundamentals of the techniques and lead to a lack of questioning as to those issues which lead to the optimisation in dinical applications. This lack of basic training may ultimately lead to a stifling of research and develop- ment of the technology as a whole as trained staff becomes a scarce commodity. Nudear medicine is no exception to this development cyde. As a medical special- ty the discipline has matured. The basic imaging technology has become more reli- able in everyday use requiring less input from scientific staff. Clinical procedures have become protocols which are often followed without due understanding of the basic principles underlying the imaging procedure. This is clearly demonstrated when new radiopharmaceuticals are introduced into the market place.

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    Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine
    A Physics Perspective
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David I. Hamilton, Contributions by P.J. Riley
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 477
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 798 g
    ISBN 13: 9783642056307
    ISBN 10: 364205630X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16960
    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S6.2
    Ingram Subject Code: PI
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 510
    Abridged Dewey: 616
    LC classification: RC
    B&T Merchandise Category: MED
    BISAC V2.8: MED008000
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    BIC subject category V2: MMN
    BISAC V2.8: MED080000, MED003070
    DC22: 616.07575
    BISAC V2.8: MED019000, MED018000
    DC22: 616.075750153
    LC classification: R-RZ, RM845-862.5, R895-920
    Thema V1.0: MF, MKS, MKSH, MJA, MQH, MKR
    Edition statement
    Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
    Illustrations note
    216 black & white illustrations, 1 colour illustrations, 34 black & white tables, biography
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    06 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    David Hamilton has 27 years of medical physics experience in nuclear medicine within general and teaching hospitals, university departments and regional health authorities within England, Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain; including honorary lectureship at Trinity College, Dublin. consultant Medical Physicist at the Military Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia since 1992.Published 41 abstracts, papers and book chapters. Gained PhD in 1983 with a thesis entiteld: The analysis of 81Krm equilibrium inhalation data. Bained BSc in Physics in 1973 and MSc in BioEngineering in 1975. Awarde Fellowship of the IPEM in 1996.
    Review quote
    From the reviews: RAD Magazine, June, 2005: The material is presented in a very clear and readable manner. The broad range of material on the topic is dealt with clearly and concisely. Overall, this book contains a very clear presentation of the 'core of knowledge' required in nuclear medicine. It admirably fulfils the aims set out by the author and would be an invaluable text for trainees in physics, and radiography and radiology. It would also be an excellent addition to the nuclear medicine department library as it contains a wealth of information that experienced practitioners need to refer to from time to time. As is customary with books produced by this publisher, the quality of the printing and binding is excellent. "The aim of this book is to reacquaint practitioners with the fundamental principles of nuclear medicine so that investigative techniques may be optimised. ... presented in a very clear and readable manner. ... Quality control is also highlighted as an important issue. The broad range of material on the topic is dealt with clearly and concisely. ... would be an invaluable text for trainees in physics and radiography and radiology. It would also be an excellent addition to the nuclear medicine department library ... ." (Dr. M Casey, RAD Magazine, June, 2005) "The book provides in plain terms, the comprehensive physics needed for clinical practice in diagnostic nuclear medicine. It bridge a gap between physicians and basic scientists working within nuclear medicine as a unique community. ... This book is essential for nuclear medicine specialists, residents and health physicists ... . This is a book of very high educational value." (G. L. Lucignani, Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Vol. 49 (3), 2005)
    Table of contents
    I Radiation.- I.1 Radioactivity.- I.2 Radiopharmaceuticals.- I.3 Biological Effects of Radiation.- I.4 Protection of the Community.- I.5 Protection of the Patient.- II Detection Systems.- II.1 Radiation Detection.- II.2 Non-Imaging.- II.3 Single Photon Planar Imaging.- II.4 Single Photon Tomographic Imaging.- II.5 Dual Photon Imaging.- II.6 Image Presentation.- II.7 Computers and Communications.- III Clinical Procedures.- III.1 Non-Imaging Studies.- III.2 Single Photon Planar Imaging.- III.3 Single Photon Tomographic Imaging.- III.4 Dual Photon Imaging.- III.5 Image Processing and Analysis.- IV Quality Assurance.- IV.1 Quality Assurance.- IV.2 Radiopharmaceutical.- IV.3 Non-Imaging.- IV.4 Single Photon Planar Imaging.- IV.5 Single Photon Tomographic Imaging.- IV.6 Dual Photon Imaging.- IV.7 Image Presentation.- IV.8 Computer.- V Appendices.- V.1 Radionuclide Decay Characteristics.- V.2 Units.- V.3 Collimator Details.- V.4 GFR Single Sample Equations.- V.5 Typical Acquisition and Processing Protocols for Single Photon Investigations.