Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine
by Kieran Maher
Publisher: Wikibooks 2006
Number of pages: 109
Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field.
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