Introduction to Basic Sciences in Nuclear Medicine

ISBN Number : 978-93-5840-460-9

Student Price : Rs.625

Student Dollar Price : 25$

Library Price : Rs.1495

Library Dollar Price : 60$

Book Edition : First

Year of Publication : 2023

No. Of Pages : 248

Book Weight :346

About The Book

As is clear from the title, this book aims to provide conceptual knowledge of the basic sciences as relevant to the discipline of nuclear medicine. It includes the basic physics, radiation detection, Gamma Camera imaging, PET/CT imaging, imaging protocols, radiopharmacy, internal Dosimetry, counting statistics, medical cyclotron, radiobiology and radiation safety in nuclear medicine. The content in each chapter provides the basic information as is required for the beginners in nuclear medicine. The contents in most of the chapters along with the figures have been taken from the book entitled "Basic Physics and Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine, 2nd edition (ed GS Pant)" with permission of the publisher after necessary revision wherever required. The chapter on radiopharmacy, particularly on quality control, has been freshly written. The chapter on internal Dosimetry has been made as simple as could be possible without losing the necessary information. A chapter on Imaging protocols in nuclear medicine may be useful for beginners. The chapter on compartment model provides the brief introduction to the subject from which one can start and build up further knowledge.

The book has 15 chapters, divided into seven parts. The first part is devoted to basic atomic and nuclear physics, interaction of radiation and radioactivity. The second part deals with the radiation detectors, in-vitro and in-vivo detection of radiation with quality control procedures for the equipment involved. This includes the radionuclide dose calibrator, well counter and thyroid probe. The third part with three chapters deals with the nuclear medicine imaging (planar gamma camera and SPECT imaging, Image filtering and PET imaging). The fourth part of the book includes the radiopharmaceuticals in brief and their quality control procedures. This chapter also describes the quality control procedure for 18F-FDG in a cyclotron quality control laboratory. Fifth part is on imaging protocols with three chapters on PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and planar gamma camera imaging. Sixth part has four chapters namely, Internal dosimetry, statistics, cyclotron and compartment model. The seventh part of the book is devoted to radiobiology and radiation safety as is essential in nuclear medicine.

We feel that the students and teachers in nuclear medicine and allied sciences will find this book useful and handy.


Contents -

Part I – Basic Physics in Nuclear Medicine
1. Basic Atomic and Nuclear Physics
2. Interaction of Radiation with Matter
3. Radioactivity
Part II – Radiation Detectors
4. Radiation Detectors
Part III – Imaging in Nuclear Medicine
5. Gamma Camera Imaging – Gamma Camera (Scintillation Camera)
6. Image Filtering in Gamma Camera Imaging
7. PET Imaging
Part IV – Radiopharmacy
8. Radiopharmaceuticals and Their Quality Control
Part V – Imaging Protocol
9. Imaging Protocols in Nuclear Medicine
Part VI – Miscellaneous
10. Internal Dosimetry
11. Statistics in Nuclear Medicine Measurements
12. Medical Cyclotron
13. Compartment Models
Part VII – Basic Radiobiology and Health Physics
14. Basic Radiobiology
15. Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine
Answers of Multiple Choice Questions

About The Author

Dr. G.S. Pant joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India, in the year 1971 as a Physicist 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 superannuating 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 a few years. Thereafter he worked as a visiting professor to AIIMS, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand in the Department of Nuclear Medicine for two years (2019-2020). 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. He is authoring the present book on "Introduction to the Basic Sciences in Nuclear Medicine".

Mr. Vipin V. Jayakrishnan has done his Master’s degree in Chemistry from University of Calicut (India) followed by postgraduate diploma in radioisotopes techniques from University of Mumbai (India). He has got more than 20 years of working experience in the field of Nuclear Medicine technology and has served in some of the reputed hospitals in India including Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad and Seven Hills Hospital, Vizag. He was associated with King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam (Saudi Arabia), for about 14 years both in senior and administrative levels. He has got several articles and poster presentations coauthored in various international journals to his credit. His area of interest includes radiopharmacy and nuclear medicine technology. He is currently serving as a senior specialist in nuclear medicine at Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Care & Research centre (SQCCCRC) at Muscat, Oman.

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