Table of Contents

Gas-filled detectors.
Scintillation detectors.
Semiconductor detectors.
Factors relating to radiation measurement.
The gamma camera.
Image digitization and display.
Collimators.
Image characteristics and performance measures in planar imaging.
Departmental quality assurance and quality control of gamma cameras.
Single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
Image characteristics and effect of acquisition parameters in SPECT imaging.
Attenuation correction, scatter compensation, and resolution recovery.
Quality control and artifacts in SPECT.
Principles of positron emission tomography.
PET instrumentation.
Image characteristics, performance measures, and quantitation in PET.
Quality control and artifacts in PET.
Computed tomography and its application to nuclear medicine.