Instruments for Radiation Detection and Measurement

  • Gopal B. Saha


In nuclear medicine, it is necessary to ascertain the presence, type, intensity, and energy of radiations emitted by radionuclides, and these are accomplished by radiation-detecting instruments. The two commonly used devices are gas-filled detectors and scintillation detectors with associated electronics. These instruments are described below.


Positron Emission Tomography Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Radiation Detection Magnetic Tape Pulse Height Analyzer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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