IJMPCERO  Vol.6 No.3 , August 2017
Quality Control of Gamma Camera with SPECT Systems
Abstract: Quality control of Gamma Camera with SPECT System is highly valuable for assurance performance characteristic. We report the performance characteristic of gamma camera by intrinsic calibration and verification measurement. The study has been done using the data from Siemens Symbia S Series gamma camera by using a point source 99mTc at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences (INMAS), Khulna, Bangladesh. From intrinsic calibration and verification flood series, the integral uniformity for the central field of view (CFOV) has been found in between 4.01% and 2.88% and for the useful field of view (UFOV) has been in between 4.77% and 4.30%. The differential uniformity for the CFOV has been in between 1.53% and 2.04% and for the UFOV has been in between 2.32% and 2.77%. According to Operating Instruction Symbia System S Series manual, uniformity can compensate for values exceeding 10%, however while integral uniformity exceed 7%, have to contract Siemens customer service representative. In conclusion, these results show that the intrinsic uniformity of the gamma camera under this condition is within an acceptable range; thus the gamma camera working in INMAS is performed well.
Cite this paper: Hasan, Md.R., Khan, Md.H.R., Rahman, Md.R., Parvez, Md.S., Islam, Md.R. and Paul, A.K. (2017) Quality Control of Gamma Camera with SPECT Systems. International Journal of Medical Physics, Clinical Engineering and Radiation Oncology, 6, 225-232. doi: 10.4236/ijmpcero.2017.63021.

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