Monte Carlo (MC) methods have proved invaluable in developing a range of computer programs to enhance images in different modalities, including PET and SPECT.
Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine: Applications in Diagnostic Imaging is the first book to cover applications of MC methods in nuclear medicine, from first principles to current computer applications.
Written by international contributors, the book reviews different types of computer code and provides reference software packages.
It also demonstrates how MC techniques can be used to evaluate scatter in SPECT and PET imaging, collimation, and image deterioration.
… very interesting and useful … many chapters [contain] … very detailed information about … methodology … helpful discussion of … underlying science and technology … good breadth of applications and approaches … extensive references. I recommend the book for the library shelf and for any researcher using or intending to use the Monte Carlo technique in this rapidly developing field.
-Physics in Medicine & Biology
… unique … brings together the essential elements of the applications of MC techniques to diagnostic nuclear medicine … a resource for the scientist … valuable refererence … for the research student … postgraduate courses could usefully use this as a recommended text. … chapters … grouped to emphasize the aims of the book and are well edited to provide a uniformity of style and presentation. The result is a book which can be read from cover to cover. … amply illustrated with relevant and helpful diagrams as well as extensive bibliographies … should be on the bookshelves of both researchers and students of radionuclide imaging …
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Hardcover: 308 pages
Publisher: Taylor & Francis; 1 edition (January 1, 1998)