PHY232 Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation (8)

This subject provides an explanation of the construction of various radiation detectors, including none imaging counters and Anger camera, used in Nuclear Medicine, and an understanding of their relevant physics and electronics. It also covers nuclear counting statistics, pulse-height spectrometry, image quality, and Bone Mineral Densitometry (BMD).

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

B App Sc(Nuclear Medicine Technology) students only

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to understand:
  • Basic Electronics in radiation detection equipment.
  • Counting statistics in Nuclear Medicine
  • Spectral analysis of selected radioisotopes.
  • The construction and mode of operation of different counting systems.
  • Anger gamma cameras, including collimators.
  • Principles of Bone Mineral Densitometry.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Basic Electronics for Radiation Detection Equipment Nuclear Counting Statistics Pulse-height Spectrometry Problems in Radiation Detection and Measurement Imaging Counting Systems Anger Gamma Cameras Quality Controls in Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation Principles of Bone Mineral Densitometry


Current Students

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Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.