By PD Dr H. Zaidi, Prof. B. H. Hasegawa (auth.), Habib Zaidi Ph.D. (eds.)
This publication offers a evaluate of photo research ideas as they're utilized within the box of diagnostic and healing nuclear medication. pushed partly by way of the striking sophistication of nuclear medication instrumentation and - crease in computing energy and its prepared and cheap availability, this can be a really new but quickly increasing box. Likewise, even if using nuclear imaging for prognosis and treatment has origins relationship again nearly to the pioneering paintings of Dr G. de Hevesy, quantitative imaging has just recently emerged as a promising method for prognosis and treatment of many ailments. An attempt has, for that reason, been made to put the stories supplied during this ebook in a broader context. the trouble to do that is mirrored via the inclusion of introductory chapters that deal with uncomplicated ideas of nuclear medication instrumentation and dual-modality imaging, through evaluate of concerns which are heavily with regards to quantitative nuclear imaging and its strength function in diagnostic and healing functions. a short evaluate of every bankruptcy is supplied under. bankruptcy 1 offers a normal review of nuclear drugs imaging physics and instrumentation together with planar scintigraphy, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). these days, sufferers’ prognosis and treatment is never kept away from using imaging expertise. As such, imaging concerns are included in nearly each bankruptcy of the ebook. the improvement of dual-modality - getting older platforms is an rising learn box, that is addressed in bankruptcy 2.
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In parallel to these developments, dual-modality imaging, an approach where two different imaging techniques are integrated in a single unit that allows a small-animal to be imaged with both approaches during a single experimental procedure, such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MRI are under development by different research groups and scanner manufacturers, and offer unique capabilities beyond those available from systems that perform radionuclide imaging alone (see chapter 2). 6. Future Directions for Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation The capabilities of nuclear medicine instrumentation and techniques have undergone continual, and sometimes abrupt, improvements in performance and in their sophistication and complexity.
Second, small animal radionuclide imaging must achieve millimeter, and ideally submillimeter spatial resolution to detect small lesions including micrometastases. Finally, a high level of detection efficiency allows procedures to be completed within 1 hour during which the animal can be safely anesthetized. 105 To achieve these goals, several investigators have developed several methods to image single-photon radionuclides in small animals. High spatial resolution projection data suitable for imaging small animals can be obtained using pinhole collimation.
Quantitative Analysis in Nuclear Medicine Imaging by PD Dr H. Zaidi, Prof. B. H. Hasegawa (auth.), Habib Zaidi Ph.D. (eds.)