Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine

Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine : Applications in Diagnostic Imaging

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From first principles to current computer applications, Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine, Second Edition: Applications in Diagnostic Imaging covers the applications of Monte Carlo calculations in nuclear medicine and critically reviews them from a diagnostic perspective. Like the first edition, this book explains the Monte Carlo method and the principles behind SPECT and PET imaging, introduces the reader to some Monte Carlo software currently in use, and gives the reader a detailed idea of some possible applications of Monte Carlo in current research in SPECT and PET. New chapters in this edition cover codes and applications in pre-clinical PET and SPECT. The book explains how Monte Carlo methods and software packages can be applied to evaluate scatter in SPECT and PET imaging, collimation, and image deterioration. A guide for researchers and students developing methods to improve image resolution, it also demonstrates how Monte Carlo techniques can be used to simulate complex imaging systems.show more

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  • Hardback | 357 pages
  • 156 x 236 x 26mm | 639.56g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 72 black & white illustrations, 23 black & white tables
  • 1439841098
  • 9781439841099
  • 2,317,475

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"An excellent and concise introduction to the Monte Carlo method ... provides excellent coverage of the basic principles of Monte Carlo technique for the simulation of nuclear medicine imaging and the up-to-date advances of widely used, general purpose Monte Carlo transport codes as well as simulations dedicated to nuclear medicine. As stated in the preface of the book, this should be an excellent guideline for 'students at graduate and undergraduate levels, and as a reference book on the Monte Carlo method in diagnostic nuclear medicine.'" -Health Physics, March 2014 Praise for the First Edition ... 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 reference ... for the research student ... postgraduate courses could usefully use this as a recommended text. ... 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 ... 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 ... -Donald Herbert, Doody Publishing, December 1998 ... 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 and PET research. -European Journal of Nuclear Medicineshow more

Table of contents

Introduction to the Monte Carlo Method Michael Ljungberg Variance Reduction Techniques David R. Haynor and Robert L. Harrison Anthropomorphic Phantoms: Early Developments and Current Advances I. George Zubal and W. Paul Segars The Gamma Camera: Basic Principles Sven-Erik Strand, Mikael Peterson, and Magnus Dahlbom Positron Emission Tomography Kjell Erlandsson and Tomas Ohlsson The SimSET Program Robert L. Harrison and Tom K. Lewellen The SIMIND Monte Carlo Program Michael Ljungberg GATE: A Toolkit for Monte Carlo Simulations in Tomography and Radiation Therapy Irene Buvat, Didier Benoit, and Sebastien Jan The MCNP Monte Carlo Program Per Munck af Rosenschold and Erik Larsson The EGS Family of Code Systems Scott J. Wilderman and Yoshihito Namito ASIM: An Analytic PET Simulator Brian F. Elston, Claude Comtat, Robert L. Harrison, and Paul Kinahan Monte Carlo in SPECT Scatter Correction Kenneth F. Koral and Yuni K. Dewaraja Monte Carlo in Quantitative 3D PET: Scatter Robert L. Harrison and Robert S. Miyaoka Design of Molecular Imaging Systems Assisted by the Monte Carlo Methods Irene Buvat Introduction to Task-Based Assessment of Image Quality for Investigators Employing Monte Carlo Simulation of Imaging Systems Michael A. King Monte Carlo Method Applied in Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry Michael Ljungbergshow more