Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine

Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine : Applications in Diagnostic Imaging

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Monte Carlo (MC) methods have proved invaluable in developing a range of computer programs to enhance images in different modalities, including PET and SPECT. "Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine: Applications in Diagnostic Imaging" is the first book to cover applications of MC methods in nuclear medicine, from first principles to current computer applications. Written by international contributors, the book reviews different types of computer code and provides reference software packages. It also demonstrates how MC techniques can be used to evaluate scatter in SPECT and PET imaging, collimation, and image deterioration.show more

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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 163.1 x 240.3 x 22.9mm | 675.86g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Institute of Physics Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0750304790
  • 9780750304795

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"very interesting and useful ... many chapters [contain]... very detailed information about ... methodology ... helpful discussion of ... underlying science and technology ... good breadth of applications and approaches ... extensive references. I recommend the book for the library shelf and for any researcher using or intending to use the Monte Carlo technique in this rapidly developing field." Physics in Medicine & Biology "unique ... brings together the essential elements of the applications of MC techniques to diagnostic nuclear medicine ... a resource for the scientist ... valuable refererence ... for the research student ... postgraduate courses could usefully use this as a recommended text. ... chapters ... grouped to emphasize the aims of the book and are well edited to provide a uniformity of style and presentation. The result is a book which can be read from cover to cover. ... amply illustrated with relevant and helpful diagrams as well as extensive bibliographies ... should be on the bookshelves of both researchers and students of radionuclide imaging ..." Peter Jarritt, Scope, Vol 8 No 1 March 1999 Abstracted in INSPEC Database. ..." a uniquely well-informed offering on the important topic of Monte Carlo modeling in the development and evaluation of diagnostic imaging systems ... eminently practical (... a vade mecum) for the medical physicist ... a very accessible introduction for those who are just entering the field ..." December 1998, Donald Herbert (UAB)for Doody Publishing ..."successfully achieves its main objectives of describing Monte Carlo methods, outlining Monte Carlo software packages presented in the literature and covering significant applications in SPET andPET research." European Journal of Nuclear Medicine nteresting and useful ... many chapters [contain]... very detailed information about ... methodology ... helpful discussion of ... underlying science and technology ... good breadth of applications and approaches ... extensive references. I recommend the book for the library shelf and for any researcher using or intending to use the Monte Carlo technique in this rapidly developing field." Physics in Medicine & Biology "unique ... brings together the essential elements of the applications of MC techniques to diagnostic nuclear medicine ... a resource for the scientist ... valuable refererence ... for the research student ... postgraduate courses could usefully use this as a recommended text. ... chapters ... grouped to emphasize the aims of the book and are well edited to provide a uniformity of style and presentation. The result is a book which can be read from cover to cover. ... amply illustrated with relevant and helpful diagrams as well as extensive bibliographies ... should be on the bookshelves of both researchers and students of radionuclide imaging ..." Peter Jarritt, Scope, Vol 8 No 1 March 1999 Abstracted in INSPEC Database. ..." a uniquely well-informed offering on the important topic of Monte Carlo modeling in the development and evaluation of diagnostic imaging systems ... eminently practical (... a vade mecum) for the medical physicist ... a very accessible introduction for those who are just entering the field ..." December 1998, Donald Herbert (UAB)for Doody Publishing ..."successfully achieves its main objectives of describing Monte Carlo methods, outlining Monte Carlo software packages presented in the literature andcovering significant applications in SPET and PET research." European Journal of Nuclear Medicineshow more

Table of contents

Introduction to the Monte Carlo method (M Ljungberg). Variance reduction techniques (D R Haynor). Anthropomorphic phantoms (G Zubal). General Monte Carlo codes for use in medical radiation physics (P Andreo and M Ljungberg). An introduction to scintillation detector physics (P D Esser). The scintillation camera - basic principles (S-E Strand). The SIMSET program (T Lewellen). Vectorized Monte Carlo code for modelling photon transport in nuclear medicine (M F Smith). Positron emission tomography - basic principles (T Ohlsson and K Erlandsson). The SIMSPECT simulation system (M J Belanger et al). Monte Carlo simulation of photon transport in gamma camera collimators (D J de Vries and S C Moore). The SIMIND Monte Carlo program (M Ljungberg). Monte Carlo in SPECT scatter correction (K F Koral). Design of a collimator for imaging ^T111In (S C Moore et al). Estimation of the lung regions from Compton scatter data in SPECT (M A King and T-S Pan). The Monte Carlo method applied in other areas of SPECT imaging (M Ljungberg). Positron emission tomography: basic principles (K Erlandsson and T Ohlsson). PETSIM: Monte Carlo simulation of positron imaging systems (C J Thompson and Y Picard). Monte Carlo in quantitative 3D PET: Scatter (M Dahlbom and L Eriksson). The Monte Carlo method in other topics of nuclear medicine and medical physics (M Ljungberg). Contributors: Dr Dan DeVries, U Mass, Worcester; Dr S C Moore, V A Medical Center, MA; C J Thompson, McGill U, Canada; Dr Pedro Andreo, IAEA and Stockholm, Vienna, Austria; Dr Ken Koral, U Michigan Ann Arbor, Dr S P Mueller, Essen University Hospital, Germany; Dr Marie Kijewski, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, US; George Zubal, Yale U, School of Medicine; Dr Mike King, U Mass Medical School, Worcester MA, US; Drs Miyaoka and Harrison, U Washington Medical Center, Seattle, US; Dr M Dahlbom, UCLA School of Medicine, US; L Eriksson, Karolinska Institute (so is Andreo) Swedenshow more

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