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The Resource An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine, Laura Harkness-Brennan

An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine, Laura Harkness-Brennan

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An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine
Title
An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine
Statement of responsibility
Laura Harkness-Brennan
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Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The complexity and vulnerability of the human body has driven the development of a diverse range of diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in modern medicine. This book offers an insight into the physics of nuclear medicine by explaining the principles of radioactivity, how radionuclides are produced and administered as radiopharmaceuticals to the body and how radiation can be detected and used to produce images for diagnosis. The treatment of diseases such as thyroid cancer, hyperthyroidism and lymphoma by radionuclide therapy are also explored
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Also available in print.
Biographical or historical data
Dr. Laura Harkness-Brennan is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Liverpool, where she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medical physics and nuclear instrumentation. She completed her PhD in 2010, and in the same year, she received the Shell and Institute of Physics Women in Physics Very Early Career Award. She now leads a team of researchers developing novel radiation detection and imaging techniques for medical physics and nuclear structure physics experiments.
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Harkness-Brennan, Laura
Dewey number
616.07/575
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
R895
LC item number
.H375 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WN 415
NLM item number
H282i 2018eb
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  • Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Institute of Physics (Great Britain)
Series statement
  • IOP release 4
  • IOP concise physics,
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  • Medical physics
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Physics
  • Medical physics
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biophysics
Target audience
adult
Label
An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine, Laura Harkness-Brennan
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Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20180601"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Building blocks of matter -- 1.2. Fundamental forces -- 1.3. Overview of nuclear medicine
  • 2. A brief history of nuclear medicine -- 2.1. Radioactivity -- 2.2. Production of radionuclides for medicine -- 2.3. Diagnostic imaging
  • 3. Radioactivity -- 3.1. Nuclear stability -- 3.2. Radioactive decay processes -- 3.3. Radioactive decay law
  • 4. Radionuclide production -- 4.1. Radionuclide selection -- 4.2. Cyclotrons -- 4.3. Nuclear reactors -- 4.4. Radionuclide generators -- 4.5. Production yield -- 4.6. Emerging radiopharmaceuticals
  • 5. Radiation interactions with matter -- 5.1. Gamma-ray interaction mechanisms -- 5.2. Charged particle interaction mechanisms
  • 6. Radiation detection -- 6.1. Gas detectors -- 6.2. Semiconductor detectors -- 6.3. Scintillation detectors -- 6.4. Performance of radiation detectors
  • 7. Imaging -- 7.1. Gamma camera -- 7.2. Single photon emission computed tomography -- 7.3. Positron emission tomography
  • 8. Radionuclide therapy -- 8.1. Principles of radiotherapy -- 8.2. Medical internal radiation dosimetry (MIRD)
Control code
1044743759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643270340
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6432-7034-0
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044743759
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader
Label
An introduction to the physics of nuclear medicine, Laura Harkness-Brennan
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • "Version: 20180601"--Title page verso
  • "A Morgan & Claypool publication as part of IOP Concise Physics"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Introduction -- 1.1. Building blocks of matter -- 1.2. Fundamental forces -- 1.3. Overview of nuclear medicine
  • 2. A brief history of nuclear medicine -- 2.1. Radioactivity -- 2.2. Production of radionuclides for medicine -- 2.3. Diagnostic imaging
  • 3. Radioactivity -- 3.1. Nuclear stability -- 3.2. Radioactive decay processes -- 3.3. Radioactive decay law
  • 4. Radionuclide production -- 4.1. Radionuclide selection -- 4.2. Cyclotrons -- 4.3. Nuclear reactors -- 4.4. Radionuclide generators -- 4.5. Production yield -- 4.6. Emerging radiopharmaceuticals
  • 5. Radiation interactions with matter -- 5.1. Gamma-ray interaction mechanisms -- 5.2. Charged particle interaction mechanisms
  • 6. Radiation detection -- 6.1. Gas detectors -- 6.2. Semiconductor detectors -- 6.3. Scintillation detectors -- 6.4. Performance of radiation detectors
  • 7. Imaging -- 7.1. Gamma camera -- 7.2. Single photon emission computed tomography -- 7.3. Positron emission tomography
  • 8. Radionuclide therapy -- 8.1. Principles of radiotherapy -- 8.2. Medical internal radiation dosimetry (MIRD)
Control code
1044743759
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 PDF (various pagings)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781643270340
Media category
electronic
Media MARC source
isbdmedia
Other control number
10.1088/978-1-6432-7034-0
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1044743759
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader, EPUB reader, or Kindle reader

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