PHY335 Emission Tomography (8)

This subject deals with the physics and instrumentation of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Computed Tomography (PET). The SPECT module covers SPECT instrumentation, quality controls, data acquisition and processing, SPECT image reconstruction techniques, quantitative SPECT, and multi-modality image correlation and fusion. The PET module covers PET physics and instrumentation, quality controls, PET methodology and tracer kinetic modelling, Positron Coincident Detection (PCD) and hybrid technology.

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 AppSc(NucMedTech) students only

Assumed Knowledge

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be familiar with:
  • Physical principles of SPECT and PET
  • Instrumentation of SPECT and PET
  • Image reconstruction techniques in SPECT and PET
  • Tracer kinetic models and physiological parameter estimation
  • Multimodality image coregistration techniques
  • Positron coincident detection techniques.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Overview of Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography SPECT instrumentation, data acquisition and processing SPECT reconstruction techniques. Quality Controls in SPECT Quantitative SPECT. Multi-modality image correlation and fusion Physical principles of Positron Emission Computed Tomography. PET camera construction and detectors, camera characteristics, PET radionuclides, differences between PET and gamma cameras. Tracer kinetic modelling Quality control in PET Positron coincident detection. Hybrid scanners.


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.