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Evaluation of a dual-headed gamma camera

Edward Hockaday

Evaluation of a dual-headed gamma camera

by Edward Hockaday

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Written in English


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Theses (M.Sc.) -University of Surrey,1995.

StatementEdward Hockaday.
ContributionsUniversity of Surrey. Department of Physics.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19592788M

Performance evaluation of D-SPECT: a novel the conventional gamma camera has been its flexibility in providing SPECT capability while For comparison, we also performed some scans on a conventional dual-headed SPECT system, the Infinia (GE Healthcare, Haifa, Israel), using standard acquisition parameters for. Gamma Cameras. Scintillation camera systems are subject to a variety of detector and associated electronic problems that can cause aberrations of the image and may not be detected by the casual observer. Thus quality control procedures are especially important to ensure high-quality, accurate diagnostic images.

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  GAMMA CAMERADeveloped by Hal Anger at Berkeley in therefore also called Anger cameraAn electronic device that detects gamma rays emitted by radio pharmaceautical (etium 99m (Tcm)that have been introduced into the body as tracers. Overall gamma camera performance must be optimized by applying a rigorous Quality Assurance/Quality Control program. This is especially true when acquiring images from administered activities at the lower end of the recommended range. Nuclear Medicine accreditation programs (e.g., those of the American College of Radiology.


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Evaluation of a dual-headed gamma camera by Edward Hockaday Download PDF EPUB FB2

Gamma camera images. Choose a camera with a thicker crystal B. Use 64 X 64 matrix rather than X C. Image with lowest energy gamma ray available D. Position patient as close to collimator face as possible Reference: The Essential Physics of Medical Imaging, JT Bushberg, JA Seibert, EM Leidholdt Jr, JM Boone, 3rdFile Size: 4MB.

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18FDG) imaging via coincidence detection emission tomography (CDET) in identifying malignant lesions in subjects exposed to asbestos.

A total of 30 patients exposed to asbestos underwent 18FDG-CDET between January and June A CDET scan of Cited by: Gamma Camera. The gamma camera, also called scintillation camera, is the most commonly used imaging device in nuclear medicine. It simultaneously detects radiation from the entire FOV and enables the acquisition of dynamic as well as static images of the area of interest in the human body [67].

In general, the gamma camera consists of a collimator, a scintillation crystal, and photomultiplier tubes. quality of gamma camera PET versus dedicated PET.

There is much clinical evaluation of gamma camera PET taking place around the world. This is a very young technology with much research and development of instrumentation taking place, particularly regarding the use of different scintillation detectors more suited to PET.

PET has had a history in medicine for. A Gamma Camera is a device, which is used as an imaging technique to produce functional scans of the brain, lungs, thyroid, liver, skeleton, gallbladder and kidneys. This technique is known as Scintigraphy.

Large crystal of sodium iodide is used to detect the gamma photons. Gamma cameras are based on the detection of gamma rays emitted from radionuclides. Radionuclides can be ingested or injected into the body.

Radionuclides can be ingested or injected into the body. The camera accumulates counts of gamma photons, which are detected by crystals in the camera. – scintillation crystals in a gamma camera are typically 10 to 25 inches in diameter (or rectangular) and are 1/4 to 1 inch thick – Like the screens that are used in projection radiography, thicker crystals stop more photons than thinner crystals, but they also have poorer resolutionFile Size: 5MB.

The gamma camera Ref. 1 – Chapter • Gamma camera= instrumental basis for: 1. SPECT 2. Planar scintigraphy • → used in nuclear medicine imaging = emission imaging = radioactive source inside patient’s body • In both SPECT and planar scintigraphy radiation source used = mainly 99 à → keV -rays → hence the name gamma camera.

This report,"Scintillation Camera Acceptance Testing and Performance Evaluation," is the sixth in a series of AAPM is designed to provide users of the scintillation cameras with test procedures for performance evaluation. This report was prepared by the Nuclear Medicine Committee of theFile Size: KB.

Double-headed gamma camera This gamma camera is equipped with two heads capable of detecting the presence of radiation. The lower head is partly concealed under the bed, and the whole apparatus can be moved along horizontally to obtain a full-body scintigraphy.

Kidney position is most likely to be altered in case of retroperitoneal mass, making the utilization of single-head gamma camera invalid in evaluating the renal function. Instead, the geometric mean using dual-headed gamma camera should be highly considered, so that this assessment will be less affected by kidney : Mustafa Takesh, Christian M Zechmann, Sabine Haufe, Frederik L Giesel, Clemens Kratochwil.

A novel method to evaluate gamma camera rotational uniformity and sensitivity variation. Cheenu Kappadath, a) William D. Erwin, 3 One important test involves an evaluation of the rotational uniformity and sensitivity variation of the SPECT the total acquisition time for a dual-headed gamma camera, including initial setup of the point Cited by: 2.

Physical evaluation of keV coincidence imaging with a gamma camera Abstract: This work presents an evaluation of a gamma camera operating in coincidence mode. The major limitations of these cameras compared to full-ring PET are the limited count rate and by: 8.

The gamma camera also called scintillation camera is a device used to image gamma radiation emitted by radioisotopes, which allow radiologists to view and analyse images of Author: Raghbir Singh Khandpur.

The prototype developed for this study is a multimodal portable camera comprising two iPIX gamma cameras and the ASUS Xtion depth camera.

As described in more detail in [8], iPIX integrates a 1 mm-thick CdTe detector directly bump-bonded to a Timepix chip [23], a pixelated CMOS ASIC consisting of × square pixels with 55 µm side (i.e. with Cited by: 2. Quality Control of Gamma Cameras and Nuclear Medicine Computer Systems (Report ) is the latest report from IPEM on gamma camera quality control.

evaluation. Gamma camera systems are chosen based on departmen­ tal needs and the specifications which the manufacturers define as the camera performance characteristics. Once the camera is delivered and installed, verification of the camera specifications constitutes the first quality control test which is performed on the system.

Performance evaluation of a newly developed high-resolution, dual-head animal SPECT system et al.(6) developed a compact gamma camera consisting of a pixelated cesium iodide (sodium-activated) (CsI(Na)) crystal array coupled to H position-sensitive photomultiplier tubes.

Quality Control of Scintillation Cameras (Planar and SPECT) Michael K. O’Connor, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN The purpose of quality control (QC) is to detect changes in the performance of a gamma camera system that may adversely affect the interpretation of clinical Size: 79KB.

This work presents an evaluation of a gamma camera operating in coincidence mode. The major limitations of these cameras compared to full-ring PET are the limited count rate and sensitivity.

We evaluate the progress in count rate performance which was made by upgrading the system with digital by: 8. Scintigraphy ("scint") is the use of gamma cameras to capture emitted radiation from internal radioisotopes to create two-dimensional images.

SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) imaging, as used in nuclear cardiac stress testing, is performed using gamma cameras. Usually one, two or three detectors or heads, are slowly rotated around the patient's .The concept of using gamma cameras to detect the keV g rays, arising from the annihilation of a positron, was first implemented by H.O.

Anger in the late s (1–4). These cameras were capable of acquiring planar images of low-energy single photons as well as acquiring tomographic images of keV photons in the coincidence mode.1. Introduction. Gamma cameras play a crucial role in nuclear medicine image as a means for diagnosing several diseases.

This is because the functional information of patients can be obtained without surgery by using gamma images [, ].The principle involved in obtaining gamma images is detection of gamma rays originating from the body of a patient that are .