Physics in Nuclear Medicine, 4th Edition

by Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, Michael E. Phelps
  • Hardcover

Physics in Nuclear Medicine - by Drs. Simon R. Cherry, James A. Sorenson, and Michael E. Phelps - provides current, comprehensive guidance on the physics underlying modern nuclear medicine and imaging using radioactively labeled tracers. This revised and updated fourth edition features a new full-color layout, as well as the latest information on instrumentation and technology. Stay current on crucial developments in hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT), and small animal imaging, and benefit from the new section on tracer kinetic modeling in neuroreceptor imaging. What's more, you can reinforce your understanding with graphical animations online at, along with the fully searchable text and calculation tools.


Key Features

  •    Master the physics of nuclear medicine with thorough explanations of analytic equations and illustrative graphs to make them accessible.


  •    Discover the technologies used in state-of-the-art nuclear medicine imaging systems

  •    Fully grasp the process of emission computed tomography with advanced mathematical concepts presented in the appendices.

  •    Utilize the extensive data in the day-to-day practice of nuclear medicine practice and research.


Tap into the expertise of Dr. Simon Cherry, who contributes his cutting-edge knowledge in nuclear medicine instrumentation.


New to this Edition

  •    Stay current on the latest developments in nuclear medicine technology and methods


  •    New sections to learn about hybrid imaging (PET/CT and SPECT/CT) and small animal imaging.


  •    View graphical animations online at, where you can also access the fully searchable text and calculation tools.


  •    Get a better view of images and line art and find information more easily thanks to a brand-new, full-color layout.
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ISBN: 9781416051985
Publisher: Saunder
Publication Date: Apr 1, 2012
Cover: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Weight: 1.540 kg
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