Basic_Physics_of_Nuclear_Medicine

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Unformatted text preview: B B ASIC ASIC P P HYSICS HYSICS OF OF N N UCLEAR UCLEAR M M EDICINE EDICINE By Kieran Maher and other Wikibooks contributors. From Wikibooks , the open-content textbooks collection Copyright 20042006, Wikibooks contributors. This book is published by Wikibooks contributors. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License". Image licenses are listed in the section entitled "Image Credits." Authors: KieranMaher, Anonymous, The Doc, Paul Lynch, Derbeth, Jguk, Hagindaz, Yes, Willy on Wheels bought a Macbook, enjoy Willy OS X!, Wereon Cover : Scheme of an atom, designed by Miraceti , and licensed under the GFDL. The current version of this Wikibook may be found at: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Basic_Physics_of_Nuclear_Medicine Contents I NTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................3 E XTERNAL L INKS ....................................................................................................................3 C HAPTERS ..............................................................................................................................4 01. Atomic & Nuclear Structure ............................................................................................................4 02. Radioactive Decay .........................................................................................................................11 03. The Radioactive Decay Law ......................................................................................................... 20 04. Units of Radiation Measurement ...................................................................................................32 05. Interaction of Radiation with Matter .............................................................................................37 06. Attenuation of Gamma-Rays .........................................................................................................42 07. Gas-Filled Radiation Detectors ..................................................................................................... 55 08. Scintillation Detectors ...................................................................................................................63 09. Nuclear Medicine Imaging Systems ..............................................................................................75 10. Production of Radioisotopes ......................................................................................................... 90 C HAPTER R EVIEW .................................................................................................................94....
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