Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners

  • Simon R. Cherry
  • Magnus Dahlbom
  • Michael E. Phelps

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. PET: Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners

    1. Simon R. Cherry, Magnus Dahlbom
      Pages 1-117
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 118-130

About this book


Derived from the critically acclaimed reference PET: Molecular Imaging and Its Biological Applications, edited by Michael E. Phelps, Ph.D., this handbook provides a clear and concise introduction to the physics and instrumentation aspects of PET imaging. Comprised of select material from the parent volume, this book is gives the reader a solid understanding of PET fundamentals, including how PET data are collected and formed into an image. Other topics include basic physics, detector technology used in modern PET scanners, data acquisition, 3-D reconstruction, and methods for evaluating the performance of PET systems. A variety of modern PET imaging systems is discussed, ranging from those designed for clinical services and research to those used in small-animal imaging. As the importance of PET imaging in nuclear medicine and radiology grows, the need for a reliable resource increases. PET: Physics, Instrumentation, and Scanners is a handy guide to this important field.


Cherry Instrumentation PET Physics Scanners positron emission tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Simon R. Cherry
    • 1
  • Magnus Dahlbom
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of California, DavisDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology/Nuclear Medicine, David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael E. Phelps
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Molecular and Medical PharmacologyUniversity of California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Molecular MedicineUniversity of California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Crump Institute for Molecular ImagingUniversity of California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-32302-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-34946-6
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