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A scheme for assessing the performance characteristics of small field-of-view gamma cameras.
journal contributionposted on 2015-05-14, 13:29 authored 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.
This work is supported by an STFC CLASP Grant (ST/I00327/4). SLB is in receipt of an STFC studentship
CitationPhysica Medica, 2015, 31 (1), pp. 98-103
Author affiliation/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING/Department of Physics and Astronomy
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