By Gerhard Spekowius, Thomas Wendler
Bettering healthcare and staying fit is without doubt one of the such a lot mentioned and demanding matters in our society. expertise has performed and may play a massive function in lots of features of the healthcare method, and it deals new and higher how you can remedy the foremost illnesses of the hot century. This ebook describes valued contributions of expertise for making improvements to health facility and residential healthcare, and offers a point of view on how they'll impression serious points of destiny treatment. It offers an summary and dialogue of developments, offers the state of the art of significant examine components, and highlights contemporary leap forward leads to chosen fields, giving an outlook on game-changing advancements within the coming a long time. the cloth is prepared in 6 components and a complete of 31 chapters. The healthcare parts addressed are: common advances and tendencies in healthcare expertise, diagnostic imaging, integration of imaging and treatment, molecular medication, clinical info expertise and private healthcare.
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Although the onset and the speed of these developments vary between imaging technologies, the trends can be observed generally throughout the modalities. In the following sections the impact of the trends on improvements in technology will be discussed. 1 X-ray The use of X-rays for diagnostic imaging started shortly after Wilhelm Konrad Roentgen’s discovery in 1895. Since X-rays penetrate solid objects, 18 Chapter 2 but are slightly attenuated by them, the picture resulting from the exposure reveals the internal structure of the human body.
Important parameters are especially the detection efficiency, energy resolution, time resolution, emission wavelength, mechanical and hydroscopic properties. Table 2-2 gives an overview of scintillator materials commonly used for PET (adapted from 19). Table 2-2. Physical properties of scintillator material commonly used for PET. 4 5606 510 Hydroscopic No No Yes Slightly No No No No No For high intrinsic efficiency, scintillator materials should have both a high effective atomic number Zeff and a high density.
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