Contents. Preface; S. Tavernier.-A Look at Medical Imaging Trends through the Eyes of a Medical Doctor; S.S. Makeyev.- Introduction.-Historical Aspect of Nuclear Medicine.-Nowadays in Nuclear Medicine.-Perspectives of Nuclear Medicine Imaging.- New Trends in X-Ray CT Imaging; R. Deych and E. Dolazza.- Present Status of X-Ray CT.-Detector Instrumentation in Medical CT.- Scintillator.-Photodetectors.-Future Evolution of Data Measurement Systems.- The Evolution of Spect- from Anger to Today and Beyond; W.W. Moses, A. Gektin et al.- Introduction.-General Considerations.-SPECT.- The Anger Camera.-Optimizing Positioning in Anger Cameras.- Collimators.-Scintillators for Spect.- Recently Developed Scintillator Materials.- Conclusion.- New Trends in PET Detector Developments; P.Lecoq.- Introduction.-PET Based Molecular Imaging.-Improving Sensitivity.- Improving Spatial and Temporal Resolution.-Multimodaility and Multifunctionality.-New Conversion Materials.- New Photodetectors.-Highly Integrated and Low Noise Electronics.-Intelligent and Triggerable Data Acquisition Systems.-Simulation Software.-New Reconstruction and Visualisation Algorithms.-Conclusion.-Semiconductor Detectors in Radiation Medicine: Radiotherapy and related Applcations; A.B. Rosenfeld.- Introduction.-Integral Semiconductor Dosimetry in Radiation Therapy.-Mosfet Detectors.-Semiconductor Radiation Detectors in Hadron Therapy.- Semiconductor Radiation Detectors for Microdosimetry in Radiation Therapy.-Application of Scintillator Based Detector in Radiation Therapy.-Conclusion.-First Results with the ClearPET small Animal PET Scanners; S. Tavernier et al.- Introduction.-Description of the ClearPET Scanners.-Measured Performance and Comparison with Monte Carlo Simulations.- Image Reconstruction.-Conclusions.-Investigation of Crystal Identification Methods for ClearPETTM Phoswich Detector; D. Wisniewski et al.- Introduction.-Measurement Setup.-Crystal Identification Methods.- Experimental Results.- Conclusions.- Directions in Scintillation Materials Research; P. Dorenbos.- Introduction.-Historic Developments.- Fundamental Limits.- Directions in Scintillation Materials Research.-Summary and Conclusions.-Scintillation Detectors for Medical and Biology Applications: Materials, Design and Light Collection Conditions; M. Globus, B. Grinyov.- Introduction.-2. Some Features and Regularities of Light Collection in Scintillators.- Medical Diagnostics Instrumentation.- Thin Scintillation Films for Biological Microtomography. Conclusions.- Current and Future Use of LSO: CE Scintillators in PET; C.L. Melcher et al.- Introduction.-Physical Properties.- Scintillation Properties.-Crystal Growth.-Detector Design.- Future Uses of LSO: CE in PET.-Conclusion.-Inorganic Scintillators in Positron Emission Tomography; C.W.E. van Eijk.- Introduction.-Inorganic Scintillators.- Position Resolution and Depth of Interaction.-Coincidence-Time Resolution, Random Coincidences, Time of Flight and Dead Time.-Conclusion.-Crystal Fibers and thin Films for Imaging Applications; C. Pedrini and C. Dujardin.-. Introduction.-Single Crystal Fibers.- Scintillating Thin Films Deposited on Substrate.- Scintillation thin Layers created by Irradiation.-Conclusions. Non-Proportionality and Energy Resolution of Scintillation Detectors; M. Moszynski.-Introduction.-Outline of the Problem.Study of Energy Resolution and Non-Proportionality.- Discussion and Conclusions.
The topic of this book is the use of scintillating materials in the detection of ionising radiation for medical imaging. The text surveys the state of the art in radiation detectors for medical imaging, followed by an in-depth review of all aspects of the use of scintillating materials. Also included are detailed discussion of ways to improve the performance of existing scintillating materials and completely novel uses of scintillating materials.
Good introduction to the use of radiation detectors in medical imaging
A must for anyone interested in the use of scintillating materials in medical imaging
In-depth discussion of the possibilities for further developments in scintillating materials