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Quantitative Analysis in Nuclear Medicine Imaging

  • Habib Zaidi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. B. H. Hasegawa, H. Zaidi
    Pages 35-81
  3. B. F. Hutton, J. Nuyts, H. Zaidi
    Pages 107-140
  4. E. C. Frey, B. M. W. Tsui
    Pages 141-166
  5. H. Zaidi, B. H. Hasegawa
    Pages 167-204
  6. H. Zaidi, K. F. Koral
    Pages 205-235
  7. O. G. Rousset, H. Zaidi
    Pages 236-271
  8. B. F. Hutton, M. Braun, P. Slomka
    Pages 272-307
  9. A. O. Boudraa, H. Zaidi
    Pages 308-357
  10. K. F. Koral, H. Zaidi
    Pages 414-434
  11. K. Van Laere, H. Zaidi
    Pages 435-470
  12. D. A. Mankoff, M. Muzi, H. Zaidiy
    Pages 494-536
  13. H. Zaidi
    Pages 563-564
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 565-583

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a review of image analysis techniques as they are applied in the field of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine. Driven in part by the remarkable sophistication of nuclear medicine instrumentation and - crease in computing power and its ready and inexpensive availability, this is a relatively new yet rapidly expanding field. Likewise, although the use of nuclear imaging for diagnosis and therapy has origins dating back almost to the pioneering work of Dr G. de Hevesy, quantitative imaging has only recently emerged as a promising approach for diagnosis and therapy of many diseases. An effort has, therefore, been made to place the reviews provided in this book in a broader context. The effort to do this is reflected by the inclusion of introductory chapters that address basic principles of nuclear medicine instrumentation and dual-modality imaging, followed by overview of issues that are closely related to quantitative nuclear imaging and its potential role in diagnostic and therapeutic applications. A brief overview of each chapter is provided below. Chapter 1 presents a general overview of nuclear medicine imaging physics and instrumentation including planar scintigraphy, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Nowadays, patients’ diagnosis and therapy is rarely done without the use of imaging technology. As such, imaging considerations are incorporated in almost every chapter of the book. The development of dual-modality - aging systems is an emerging research field, which is addressed in chapter 2.

Keywords

Analysis Grading Imaging Medicine Neurology Nuclear Quantitative Zaidi computed tomography (CT) diagnosis image analysis tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Habib Zaidi
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear MedicineGeneva University HospitalGenevaSwitzerland

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