Statistical and Mathematical Techniques in Nuclear Medicine

ISBN Number : 81-7866-056-3

Library Price : Rs.475

Library Dollar Price : 19$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2001

About The Book

This book has been divided in three parts. The first part includes topics in basic statistics, counting statistics and statistics as used in imaging. Relevant topics on mathematical techniques such as Fourier transform, Image reconstruction, Image filtering, Correction for attenuation and scatter, Tracer kinetics, Convolution and deconvolution, Methods of background subtraction, Volume estimation in nuclear cardiology, Physics of PET and quantification in SPECt and PET are included in the second part of the proceeding. Third part covers radiation safety in nuclear medicine.

Book Content of Statistical and Mathematical Techniques in Nuclear Medicine



  • Types of Study Design
  • Basics principals of data analyses: An Overview
  • Counting Statistics and Basic Principal of ROC
  • Non-parametric tests, Matchmaking and McNemar in the comparison of diagnostic modalities
  • Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM)


  • Basic Mathematical Concepts relevant to Nuclear Medicine
  • Fourier Transform and its applications in Nuclear Medicine
  • Back Projection SPECT and Filteration
  • Correction for Attenuation, Scatter and Partial Volume effect in SPECT - An Overview
  • Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT)-Iterative Reconstruction Incorporating Depth Dependent Resolution, Attenuation, and Scatter
  • Basic Physics of Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Quantification in SPECT and PET
  • Deconvolution Analysis and Renal Transit time Parameters
  • Background Subtraction in Nuclear Medicine
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks in Nuclear Medicine.
  • Radiotracer Kinetics : Basic Principals
  • Radiotracer Kinetics : Applications in Nuclear Medicine
  • Estimation of Left Ventricular Volume in Nuclear Cardiology


  • Principles of Radiation Protection
  • Radiation Safet

About The Author

G.S. Pant joined All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India in the year 1971 in Radiation Oncology. In 1985, he moved to nuclear medicine, where he worked in various faculty positions before being elevated to the position of Professor (Med Phys) in 2003. After retiring from AIIMS in October 2007, he worked at King Fahad Specialist Hospital (KFSH), Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in Medical Imaging department as a Consultant Medical Physicist and Head of Cyclotron for few years. He has experience of working in various disciplines of radiological sciences like Radiation Oncology, Radiology and Nuclear Medicine. He has visited several countries as an expert in Medical Physics (nuclear medicine) under the aegis of the IAEA and Indian government. He has several research publications to his credit and has edited few books including the present one.

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