- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: CRC Press (1 Sept. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750308168
- ISBN-13: 978-0750308168
- Product Dimensions: 36.8 x 2.5 x 23.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Therapeutic Applications of Monte Carlo Calculations in Nuclear Medicine (Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering) Hardcover – 1 Sep 2002
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The book is generally well written, clearly presented, and very well documented. Each chapter gives an overview of each subject, and it is up to the reader to investigate it further using the extensive bibliography provided. Each topic is discussed from a practical point of view, which is of great help for non-experienced readers. For instance, the chapter about mathematical aspects of Monte Carlo particle transport is very clear and helps one to apprehend the philosophy of the method, which is often a difficulty with a more theoretical approach. This book is very interesting, of practical interest, and it should have its utility in all modern nuclear medicine departments interested in dosimetry, providing up-to-date data and references. It should be viewed as a good and well-documented handbook, or as a general introduction for beginners and students. -- J Coulot, Phys. Med. Biol. 48 (7 August 2003) 2 "The 2 initial chapters, describing general MC methods and their application to nuclear medical dose estimation, are important. Chapter 6 is useful for its review of various MC computer codes available and the limitations of each. Kassis' description of radiobiology and choice of radionuclide is excellent and contains interesting novel information on cellular bystander effects. Also included is an extended discussion of imaging methods, with emphasis on SPECT and PET. The analysis done at Lund University (Ljungberg and Strand) is particularly interesting for the determination of scatter and attenuation effects in 131I photon detection ...This is a timely review of an important subject. The contributors are of international stature and the editor is congratulated on bringing together thisexpertise." -- Professor Steve Webb, J Nucl Med 2003 44: pp 991 "The book is comprehensive and to some extent the title belies the range of content within, as it will appeal to the more general reader as well as to those with a penchant for number-crunching. The introductory material on Monte Carlo modelling is very useful and well written, as are the chapters on imaging for dosimetry and an introduction to radiobiology. This, then, is a very timely book and should be welcomed by the nuclear medicine community. This is, in all, an excellent book and should be compulsory This is, in all, an excellent book and should be compulsory reading for physicians and physicists with an interest in targeted therapy and quantitative imaging. It is likely that the next few years will see a surge in quantitative imaging due to the increasing prevalence of PET, the use of functional imaging for the planning of external beam radiotherapy and the continuing need and legislation for dosimetry for targeted therapies. Certainly for those departments with any interest in targeted therapy, this book is essential." -- Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging (2003) 30: pp 772 "This book consists of 15 cahpters over 364 pages related to the use of Monte Carlo methodology in nuclear medicine. Starting with an introduction to Monte Carolo, a range of topics are covered that to a greater or lesser extent are linked to the subject. The book is comprehensive and to some extent the title belies the range of content within, as it will appeal to the more general reader as well as to those with a prenchant for number-crunching. The introductory material on Monte Carlo modelling is very useful and well written, as are the chapters onimaging for dosimetry and an introduction to radiobiology ... the book therefore serves both as a useful reference guide and as an introduction to the subjects ... This is, in all, an excellent book and should be compulsory reading for physicians and physicists with an interest in targeted therapy and quantitative imaging ... Certainly, for those departments with any interest in targeted therapy, this book is esential." -- Glenn Flux, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
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