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Medical imaging is the mainstay of clinical medicine. It is now unquestionable that in the management of all diseases accurate investigation and diagnosis play the role of cornerstones. In certain specialties, physical imaging techniques play central role, not only in diagnosis but also in planning and monitoring of the treatment.


However, this progress was not easy since it called for specialized skills of physicists, engineers, and chemists, whose collective knowledge created a hybrid system in collaboration with medical expertise, primarily to complement medical management of diseases, and since then diagnostic medical imaging became a team activity (Beyer et al., 2000). In this assignment, the introduction of hybrid technologies such as PET and SPECT will be reviewed from current literature with the background physical principles applicable in these diagnostic imaging modalities, and it will be investigated how the basic principles of computerized tomography has advanced based on these platforms. Innovative technologies have their benefits, but implementing them in the clinical areas used to convention is always a challenge. This assignment will explore this trade-off based on current advances so an idea of future developments and implications of these technologies are evident to the reader.
Imaging applies the concept that human body serves as a complex object. Human body demonstrates the characteristics of any other physical object. ...
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