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A scheme for assessing the performance characteristics of small field-of-view gamma cameras.

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posted on 14.05.2015, 13:29 by B. S. Bhatia, S. L. Bugby, J. E. Lees, A. C. Perkins
Existing protocols for assessing the performance characteristics of large field-of-view (LFOV) gamma cameras can be inappropriate and require modification for use with small field-of-view (SFOV) gamma camera systems. This communication proposes a generic scheme suitable for evaluating the performance characteristics of SFOV gamma cameras, based on modifications to the standard procedures of NEMA NU1-2007. Key differences in methodology between tests for LFOV and SFOV gamma cameras are highlighted along with the rationale for these changes. It is envisaged that this scheme will provide more appropriate methods for equipment characterisation, ensuring quality and consistency for all SFOV cameras.

Funding

This work is supported by an STFC CLASP Grant (ST/I00327/4). SLB is in receipt of an STFC studentship

History

Citation

Physica Medica, 2015, 31 (1), pp. 98-103

Author affiliation

/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Physics and Astronomy

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Physica Medica

Publisher

Elsevier for Associazione Italiana di Fisica Medica, European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics

issn

1120-1797

eissn

1724-191X

Copyright date

2014

Available date

14/05/2015

Publisher version

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1120179714005195

Language

en