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Performance Test Data Analysis of Scintillation Cameras

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2 Author(s)
Omer Demirkaya ; King Faisal Specialist Hosp. & Res. Center, Riyadh ; Refaat Al Mazrou

In this paper, we present a set of image analysis tools to calculate the performance parameters of gamma camera systems from test data acquired according to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association NU 1-2001 guidelines. The calculation methods are either completely automated or require minimal user interaction; minimizing potential human errors. The developed methods are robust with respect to varying conditions under which these tests may be performed. The core algorithms have been validated for accuracy. They have been extensively tested on images acquired by the gamma cameras from different vendors. All the algorithms are incorporated into a graphical user interface that provides a convenient way to process the data and report the results. The entire application has been developed in MATLAB programming environment and is compiled to run as a stand-alone program. The developed image analysis tools provide an automated, convenient and accurate means to calculate the performance parameters of gamma cameras and SPECT systems. The developed application is available upon request for personal or non-commercial uses. The results of this study have been partially presented in Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual meeting as an InfoSNM presentation.

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IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science  (Volume:54 ,  Issue: 5 )