Effect of Source to Camera Distance and Count Rate on Intrinsic Uniformity of SPECT Gamma Camera

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In this research, the excellent parameter for regular Quality Control (QC) testing of intrinsic uniformity for dual-head Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) gamma camera is determined. The integral and differential intrinsic uniformity tests for both Useful Field Of View (UFOV) and Centre Field Of View (CFOV) were done by insertion a point-source of 99mTc in front of the detectors with detached collimators to measure the effect of source to camera distance and a count rate on intrinsic uniformity. The result reveals that the best intrinsic uniformity image is obtained at source-to-camera distance of 3 m and a count rate between 16 and 60 M.

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Sarah, S. , Prodhan, M. , Hamid, K. and Huq, F. (2015) Effect of Source to Camera Distance and Count Rate on Intrinsic Uniformity of SPECT Gamma Camera. Open Journal of Medical Imaging, 5, 78-84. doi: 10.4236/ojmi.2015.52012.

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