Research Paper | Medicine Science | Sudan | Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014
Assessment of 99mTc Dose Calibrator Performance in Nuclear Medicine Department
Ahmed Y. A. Mohamed, Magadha H.O. Mudthir, Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah
Nuclear medicine uses many different radioactive isotopes for radiation diagnostics and for therapy. The amount of radioactivity has to be determined exactly before it is applied to a patient. The Dose calibrators have to measure the radioactivity of gamma and beta with different energies precisely for high quality imaging and for applying the right amount of radiation to treat disease. This study was carried out to assess the performance of dose calibrators which work in nuclear medicine departments in Khartoum state. Two departments were included in this study, Radiation and isotopes center of Khartoum (RICK) and Elnileen medical diagnostic center. Four quality control tests were carried out using two standard Radionuclides, 137Cs and 57Co, which were accuracy, constancy, linearity and geometry. All results that obtained from the study has been compared with the international standard (5 %) and the results showed that all dose calibrators has good performance and there is no need for any correction tables or factors or maintenance.
Keywords: Nuclear medicine, dose calibrator, quality control
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014
Pages: 36 - 39
How to Cite this Article?
Ahmed Y. A. Mohamed, Magadha H.O. Mudthir, Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah, "Assessment of 99mTc Dose Calibrator Performance in Nuclear Medicine Department", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=OCT14613, Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014, 36 - 39
20 PDF Views | 16 PDF Downloads
Similar Articles with Keyword 'Nuclear medicine'
Highlights in the Diagnostic Dilemma of Solitary Thyroid Nodule; Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology in Comparison of Isotope Thyroid Scan
Abeer M. Hafez, Yasser S.Sheta, Fawzy A. Elmessallamy, Elsayed A. Elgohary, Mansour Mursy
Characterization of Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy using Linear Equations
Aya Ahmed Saeed, M.E.M Gar-elnabi, M. Ahmed Saeed, A.H.A. Bakry
Measurements of Fingers Doses to Nuclear Medicine Staff
S. H. A. ALLehyani, R. A. Hassan
Enhancement of Nuclear Medicine Images using Filtering Technique
Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah, Eltayeb Wagiallah
Correction Preprocessing Method for Cardiac Scintography Images using Local Adaptive Filters
Eltayeb Wagiallah, Yasir Ahmed, Yousif Mohamed Y. Abdallah