This book was born from our combined years exploring the use of optically stimulated
luminescence (OSL) in different areas of radiation dosimetry with a seemingly unending
curiosity about the physics of the process and our aspirations and dreams concerning
potential applications. We wished to learn about and understand the challenges presented
by the many different areas of dosimetry and how OSL could play a useful role and, of
course, we hoped that we would make meaningful contributions to the field.
Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses. In recent years, PET has moved from high-end research imaging tool used by the highly specialized to an essential component of clinical evaluation in the clinic, especially in cancer management.
Radiation Marrow aplasia is a major acute sequela of radiation. Radiation damages DNA; tissues dependent on active mitosis are particularly susceptible. Nuclear accidents can involve not only power plant workers but also employees of hospitals, laboratories, and industry (food sterilization, metal radiography, etc.), as well as innocents exposed to stolen, misplaced, or misused sources.
The copper-doped lithium tetraborate Li2 B4 O7 :Cu (LBCu) is one of the famous tissue equivalent materials for the thermoluminescent dosimetry, very useful for applications in medical and personal dosimetry measurements. This material in powder and pellet forms was prepared by sintering method in the Laboratory of