Scientific Principles. - Introduction / Peter Hogg -- Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic Radiation: Gamma Radiation in Relation to SPECT Imaging / Richard S. Lawson -- Basic Discussion on Electromagnetic Radiation: X-Rays in Relation to SPECT/CT Systems / Peter Hiles -- Gamma Camera SPECT / Richard S. Lawson PhD -- Computed Tomography: Physical Principles, Instrumentation, and Quality Control / Euclid Seeram, Joanne Sil -- Selection and Design. Selecting an Appropriate SPECT/CT Scanner / Julian MacDonald, Marc Griffiths, David Wyn Jones -- Design of a Suitable Facility to House a SPECT/CT Scanner / David Wyn Jones, Julian MacDonald, Peter Hiles -- Clinical SPECT/CT. Clinical Utility (Applications) of SPECT/CT / Tom Kane, Randeep Kulshrestha, Alp Notghi, Mark Elias -- Radiation Protection. Practical Radiation Dose and Practical Radiation Protection Considerations / Joanne Sil, Euclid Seeram -- Optimal Utilization of Imaging Parameters in CT Scanning: Uses of CT in Radionuclide Imaging - Different Manufacturer Approaches / Lynn Bateman, Joanne Sil -- Imaging Principles. Cross-Sectional Anatomy in Multi-Planar Imaging / John M. Delieu, Joanne Sil -- Radiological Contrast Media and Injector Systems / Jonathan Priestley, Joanne Sil -- Practical Considerations for Performing Clinical SPECT/CT: Nuclear Cardiology; Respiratory; Oncology; Neuroendocrine; Infection; Trauma/Musculoskeletal; Neurological; Miscellaneous Techniques / David Wyn Jones, Marc Griffiths, Diane Kenwrick
Nuclear Medicine is a diagnostic modality which aims to image and in some cases quantify physiological processes in the body to highlight disease or injury. Within nuclear medicine, over the past few decades, major technological changes have occurred and concomitantly changes in the knowledge and skills required have had to evolve. One of the most significant technological changes has been the fusion of imaging technologies, to create hybrid systems such as SPECT/CT, PET/CT and PET/MR. With these changes in mind, Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine provides a handy and informative guide to the purchase, clinical implementation and routine use of a SPECT/CT scanner. Practical SPECT/CT in Nuclear Medicine will be a valuable resource for all personnel working in nuclear medicine and it will be of particular value to trainees.