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Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Michael G. Stabin
    Pages 76-118
  3. Michael G. Stabin
    Pages 119-170
  4. Michael G. Stabin
    Pages 171-200
  5. Michael G. Stabin
    Pages 201-220
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 221-237

About this book


Written by Michael Stabin, a leading international authority in the field, this book is ideal for physicians and residents in nuclear medicine who want to improve their knowledge in internal dosimetry. This text is a practical introduction that guides the reader through fundamental concepts in the calculation of radiation dose, including discussions of standardized models, methods of calculations, and available software applications. This comprehensive guide discusses the biological effects of radiation on living systems. The book also includes an overview of regulatory aspects related to the radiation dosimetry of new radiopharmaceuticals. Case presentations and illustrations highlight situations that nuclear medicine professionals are likely to encounter in everyday practice.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiology/Radiological SciencesVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

About the authors

Michael Stabin received a PhD in nuclear engineering (health physics emphasis) from the University of Tennessee in 1996 and a Master of Engineering and bachelor's degree from the University of Florida in 1983 and 1981. He worked for 15 years (1983 to 1998) at the Radiation Internal Dose Information Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, held a visiting professor position from 1998 to 2000 in Recife, Brazil, and currently works as an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves on the editorial staffs of the Health Physics Journal, the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, and the Journal of Cancer Biotherapy and Radiopharmaceuticals. He is the author of numerous research articles and textbook chapters regarding radiation dose models and calculations, particularly in the area of nuclear medicine.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Nuclear Medicine Dosimetry
  • Authors Michael G. Stabin
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-387-74578-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-74579-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 237
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine


From the reviews:

"This comprehensive presentation … covers fundamental concepts of nuclear medicine dosimetry including standardized models, methods of calculation, and software applications. … The pocket-sized dimensions of the book make it easy to carry and consult frequently in everyday situations. The extensive references and tabulated data also make it a good study tool. … This is a comprehensive, well documented, and well thought out practical approach … in nuclear medicine. … highly recommended for medical physicists, physicians, and residents practicing in the field of nuclear medicine." (Dimitris N. Mihailidis, Doody’s Review Service, October, 2008)