Quantitative Nuclear Medicine Imaging: Concepts, Requirements and Methods

IAEA Human Health Reports No. 9

Subject Classification: 0101-Nuclear medicine (including radiopharmaceuticals)

English STI/PUB/1605; (ISBN:978-92-0-141510-3); 59 pp.; 23 figures; € 33.00; Date Published: 2014

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This publication reviews the current state of the art of image quantification and provides a solid background of tools and methods for medical physicists and other 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.

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