Quality Assurance for Radioactivity Measurement in Nuclear Medicine Book

Quality Assurance for Radioactivity Measurement in Nuclear Medicine


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : IAEA
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015069184052

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Quality Assurance for Radioactivity Measurement in Nuclear Medicine Excerpt :

This publication contains information on the implementation of quality assurance and quality control programmes for measuring radioactivity relating to the practice of nuclear medicine, covering standards at both the end user (clinic) and secondary radioactivity standards laboratory levels. It is based on the QA principles in ISO/IEC 17025 which describes requirements that testing and calibration laboratories must meet to demonstrate that they have a quality system in place and are technically competent.

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging E Book Book

Essentials of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging E Book


  • Author : Fred A. Mettler
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2018-08-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323567893

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Essentials of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging E Book Excerpt :

Covering both the fundamentals and recent developments in this fast-changing field, Essentials of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 7th Edition, is a must-have resource for radiology residents, nuclear medicine residents and fellows, nuclear medicine specialists, and nuclear medicine technicians. Known for its clear and easily understood writing style, superb illustrations, and self-assessment features, this updated classic is an ideal reference for all diagnostic imaging and therapeutic patient care related to nuclear medicine, as well as an excellent review tool for certification or MOC preparation. Provides comprehensive, clear explanations of everything from principles of human physiology, pathology, physics, radioactivity, radiopharmaceuticals, radiation safety, and legal requirements to hot topics such as new brain and neuroendocrine tumor agents and hybrid imaging, including PET/MR and PET/CT. Covers the imaging of every body system, as well as inflammation, infection and tumor imaging; pearls and pitfalls for every chapter; and pediatric doses and guidelines in compliance with the Image Gently and Image Wisely programs. Features a separate self-assessment section on differential diagnoses, imaging procedures and artifacts, and safety issues with unknown cases, questions, answers, and explanations. Includes new images and illustrations, for a total of 430 high-quality, multi-modality examples throughout the text. Reflects recent advances in the field, including updated nuclear medicine imaging and therapy guidelines • Updated dosimetry values and effective doses for all radiopharmaceuticals with new values from the 2015 International Commission on Radiological Protection • Updated information regarding advances in brain imaging, including amyloid, dopamine transporter and dementia imaging • Inclusion of Ga-68 DOTA PET/CT for neuroendocrine tumors • Expanded information on correlative and hybrid imaging with SPECT/CT • New myocardial agents •

Quality in Nuclear Medicine Book

Quality in Nuclear Medicine


  • Author : Andor W.J.M. Glaudemans
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-14
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319335315

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Quality in Nuclear Medicine Excerpt :

This comprehensive textbook provides a state of the art overview of the means by which quality in patient care is ensured within the field of nuclear medicine. Acknowledged experts in the field cover both management aspects, such as laws, standards, guidelines, patient safety, management instruments, and organisations, and specific issues, including radiation safety and equipment. Quality in Nuclear Medicine not only presents detailed information on the topics discussed but should also stimulate further discussion and offer an important tool to all professionals in the field of nuclear medicine and their stakeholders. Readers will find that the book provides a wealth of excellent guidance and reflects the pioneering role of nuclear medicine in advancing different aspects of quality within medicine.

Quality Assurance for SPECT Systems Book

Quality Assurance for SPECT Systems


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 9201037090

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Quality Assurance for SPECT Systems Excerpt :

The objective of this publication is to provide professionals in nuclear medicine centres with quality assurance procedures for the scintillation camera, computer system and digital image display. It is intended to be a resource for medical physicists, technologists and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for ensuring optimal performance of imaging instruments, particularly SPECT systems, in their respective institutions. It may also be useful to managers, clinicians and other decision makers who are responsible for implementing quality assurance/quality control programmes in nuclear medicine centres.

Quality Management Audits in Nuclear Medicine Practices Book

Quality Management Audits in Nuclear Medicine Practices


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-10-08
  • Genre: Nuclear medicine
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN 10 : 9201017154

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Quality Management Audits in Nuclear Medicine Practices Excerpt :

Quality management systems are essential and should be maintained with the intent to continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency, enabling nuclear medicine to achieve the expectations of its quality policy, satisfy its customers and improve professionalism. The quality management (QM) audit methodology in nuclear medicine practice, introduced in this publication, is designed to be applied to a variety of economic circumstances. A key outcome is a culture of reviewing all processes of the clinical service for continuous improvement in nuclear medicine practice. Regular quality audits and assessments are vital for modern nuclear medicine services. More importantly, the entire QM and audit process has to be systematic, patient oriented and outcome based. The management of services should also take into account the diversity of nuclear medicine services around the world and multidisciplinary contributions. The latter include clinical, technical, radiopharmaceutical, medical physics and radiation safety procedures.

Physics in Nuclear Medicine Book
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Physics in Nuclear Medicine


  • Author : Simon R. Cherry
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416051985

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Physics in Nuclear Medicine Excerpt :

Physics in Nuclear Medicine - by Drs. Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, and Michael E. Phelps - provides current, comprehensive guidance on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. This revised and updated fourth edition features a new full-color layout, as well as the latest information on instrumentation and technology. Stay current on crucial developments in hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), and small animal imaging, and benefit from the new section on tracer kinetic modeling in neuroreceptor imaging. What's more, you can reinforce your understanding with graphical animations online at www.expertconsult.com, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible. Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices. Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research. Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation. Stay current on the latest developments in nuclear medicine technology and methods New sections to learn about hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) and small animal imaging. View graphical animations online at www.expertconsult.com, where you can also access the fully searchable text and calculation tools. Get a better view of images and line art and find information more easily thanks to a brand-new, full-color layout. The perfect reference or textbook to comprehensively review physics principles in nuclear medicine.

Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physics with MATLAB   Book

Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physics with MATLAB


  • Author : Maria Lyra Georgosopoulou
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-28
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 374
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000410228

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Clinical Nuclear Medicine Physics with MATLAB Excerpt :

The use of MATLAB® in clinical Medical Physics is continuously increasing, thanks to new technologies and developments in the field. However, there is a lack of practical guidance for students, researchers, and medical professionals on how to incorporate it into their work. Focusing on the areas of diagnostic Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Oncology Imaging, this book provides a comprehensive treatment of the use of MATLAB in clinical Medical Physics, in Nuclear Medicine. It is an invaluable guide for medical physicists and researchers, in addition to postgraduates in medical physics or biomedical engineering, preparing for a career in the field. In the field of Nuclear Medicine, MATLAB enables quantitative analysis and the visualization of nuclear medical images of several modalities, such as Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), or a hybrid system where a Computed Tomography system is incorporated into a SPECT or PET system or similarly, a Magnetic Resonance Imaging system (MRI) into a SPECT or PET system. Through a high-performance interactive software, MATLAB also allows matrix computation, simulation, quantitative analysis, image processing, and algorithm implementation. MATLAB can provide medical physicists with the necessary tools for analyzing and visualizing medical images. It is useful in creating imaging algorithms for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, solving problems of image reconstruction, processing, and calculating absorbed doses with accuracy. An important feature of this application of MATLAB is that the results are completely reliable and are not dependent on any specific γ-cameras and workstations. The use of MATLAB algorithms can greatly assist in the exploration of the anatomy and functions of the human body, offering accurate and precise results in Nuclear Medicine studies. KEY FEATURES Presents a practical, case-based approach whilst remaining accessible to students Contains chapter contr

Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging Book

Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 59
  • ISBN 10 : 9201415109

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Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging Excerpt :

This publication reviews the current state of the art of image quantification and provides a solid background of tools and methods to medical physicists and other related professionals who are faced with quantification of radionuclide distribution in clinical practice. It describes and analyses the physical effects that degrade image quality and affect the accuracy of quantification, and describes methods to compensate for them in planar, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) images.

Nuclear Medicine Physics  The Basics Book

Nuclear Medicine Physics The Basics


  • Author : Ramesh Chandra
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2017-10-16
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496381866

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Nuclear Medicine Physics The Basics Excerpt :

Part of the renowned The Basics series, Nuclear Medicine Physics helps build foundational knowledge of how and why things happen in the clinical environment. Ideal for board review and reference, the 8th edition provides a practical summary of this complex field, focusing on essential details as well as real-life examples taken from nuclear medicine practice. New full-color illustrations, concise text, essential mathematical equations, key points, review questions, and useful appendices help you quickly master challenging concepts in nuclear medicine physics.

IAEA Quality Control Atlas for Scintillation Camera Systems Book

IAEA Quality Control Atlas for Scintillation Camera Systems


  • Author : Ellinor Busemann-Sokole
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056324182

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IAEA Quality Control Atlas for Scintillation Camera Systems Excerpt :

Accurate interpretation of nuclear medicine image data depends upon an understanding of image patterns and quantitative results. This book presents numerous examples which allow the reader to gain an understanding of the interpretation of quality control tests and to recognize artefacts. The examples are not limited to the quality control tests, but include clinical images obtained from unsuspected malfunctioning in the scintillation camera and/or computer system, suboptimal use of the system or operator error.

Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Book
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Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation


  • Author : Jennifer Prekeges
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9781449645373

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Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Excerpt :

Written at the technologist level, Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation focuses on instruments essential to the practice of nuclear medicine. Covering everything from Geiger counters to positron emission tomography systems, this text provides students with an understanding of the practical aspects of these instruments and their uses in nuclear medicine. By concentrating on the operation of these instruments and the potential pitfalls that they are subject to, students will be better prepared for what they may encounter during their career. Chapters include: Detectors Gas-Filled, Scintillation and Semiconductor; Image Characteristics SPECT, PET; Collimators; Radiation Measurements; and more.

Practical Nuclear Medicine Book

Practical Nuclear Medicine


  • Author : Peter F. Sharp
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-10-27
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781846280184

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Practical Nuclear Medicine Excerpt :

This book is an essential guide for all practitioners. The emphasis throughout is on the practice of nuclear medicine. Primarily aimed at the radiologist, physician, physicist or technologist starting in nuclear medicine, it will also appeal to more experienced practitioners who are keen to stay up-to-date. The practical approach with tables as "recipes" for acquisition protocols means it is essential for any departmental shelf. 3rd edition expanded - now covering areas of development in nuclear medicine, such as PET and other methods of tumour imaging, data processing. All illustrations are up-to-date to reflect current standards of image quality.

Quality Control in the Production of Radiopharmaceuticals Book

Quality Control in the Production of Radiopharmaceuticals


  • Author : International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 9201079184

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Quality Control in the Production of Radiopharmaceuticals Excerpt :

Advances have led to the production of new radiopharmaceuticals and availability of new production routes. Various new diagnostic agents in the field (such as Ga-68 radiopharmaceuticals and generators) as well as therapeutic agents (such as alpha emitters) have been added to the clinician's menu. It is essential that radiopharmaceuticals are prepared within a robust quality control system encompassing materials and personnel, with adequate documentation, and continuous review of ongoing results. This publication provides guidelines and best practices for the quality control of medical radioisotopes and radiopharmaceuticals. It was written by a group of experts with experience across a range of radiopharmaceuticals and is intended to support professionals in the preparation of good quality and safe products to be used in nuclear medicine procedures.

Nuclear Medicine Textbook Book

Nuclear Medicine Textbook


  • Author : Duccio Volterrani
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-08-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1331
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319955643

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Building on the traditional concept of nuclear medicine, this textbook presents cutting-edge concepts of hybrid imaging and discusses the close interactions between nuclear medicine and other clinical specialties, in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients. Today the diagnostic applications of nuclear medicine are no longer stand-alone procedures, separate from other diagnostic imaging modalities. This is especially true for hybrid imaging guided interventional radiology or surgical procedures. Accordingly, today’s nuclear medicine specialists are actually specialists in multimodality imaging (in addition to their expertise in the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radionuclides). This new role requires a new core curriculum for training nuclear medicine specialists. This textbook is designed to meet these new educational needs, and to prepare nuclear physicians and technologists for careers in this exciting specialty.