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.
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  • Hardback | 308 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 22.86mm | 635g
  • Institute of Physics Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0750304790
  • 9780750304795

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) Sweden
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