Medical Applications

  • Hans Paetz gen. SchieckEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 842)


The recent progress in medical imaging techniques such as magnetic-resonance imaging (nmr or mri), computer tomography (CT with X-rays), and positron-emission tomography (PET scanning using short-lived radioactive nuclei) has been impressive. Two areas where diagnostic tools lacked behind have been tomography of the blood vessels of the brain and of the bronchi.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für KernphysikUniversität zu KölnKölnGermany

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