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Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

  • Sören Mattsson
  • Christoph Hoeschen


  • Addresses all aspects of radiation protection in nuclear medicine

  • Covers current technologies and principles

  • An ideal textbook for students and a ready source of information for nuclear medicine specialists and medical physics experts

  • One of a series of three books on the fundamentals of modern nuclear medicine (physics, safety, and imaging)


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Sören Mattsson, Marcus Söderberg
      Pages 7-18
  3. Radiation Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Peter Bernhardt
      Pages 21-32
  4. Radiation Dose Estimations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
  5. Quality Assurance and Quality Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Jenny Oddstig, David Minarik, Mikael Gunnarsson
      Pages 71-90
  6. Occupational Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Adela Carnicer, Mercè Ginjaume, Marta Sans-Merce, Laurent Donadille, Ilona Barth, Filip Vanhavere
      Pages 93-108
  7. Exposure of the Public

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
  8. Rules of Thumb for Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-165

About this book


This book explains clearly and in detail all aspects of radiation protection in nuclear medicine. After an introductory chapter on the general role of radiation protection, measurement quantities and units are discussed, and detectors and dosimeters, described. Radiation biology and radiation dosimetry are then addressed, with the inclusion of a chapter specifically devoted to biology and dosimetry for the lens of the eye. Discussion of radiation doses to patients and to embryos, fetuses, and children forms a central part of the book. Phantom models, biokinetic models, calculations, and software solutions are all considered, and a further chapter focuses on quality assurance and reference levels. Occupational exposure also receives detailed attention. Exposure resulting from the production, labeling, and injection of radiopharmaceuticals and from contact with patients is discussed and shielding calculations are explained. The book closes by considering exposure of the public and summarizing the "rules of thumb" for radiation protection in nuclear medicine. This is an ideal textbook for students and a ready source of useful information for nuclear medicine specialists and medical physics experts.



Radiation doses Radiation exposure Radiation protection Radiopharmaceuticals Radiation Physics

Editors and affiliations

  • Sören Mattsson
    • 1
  • Christoph Hoeschen
    • 2
  1. 1., Dept. of Medical Radiation PhysicsSkåne University Hospital MalmöMalmöSweden
  2. 2.Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH), Helmholtz Zentrum MünchenDeutsches Forschungszentrum fürNeuherbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Radiation Protection in Nuclear Medicine
  • Editors Sören Mattsson
    Christoph Hoeschen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-642-31166-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-43716-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-31167-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 168
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nuclear Medicine
    Medical and Radiation Physics
    Molecular Medicine
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Nuclear Medicine