Accession Number : AD0787470


Title :   Factors Affecting the Diagnostic Reliability of Scintillation Camera Film Images,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : McManaman,V. L. ; Stevenson,J. S. ; Sinclair,M. D.


Report Date : FEB 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : Most scintillation camera data obtained in nuclear medicine clinics are displayed on Polaroid and 35- or 70-mm films. This allows little flexibility in data analysis without repeating the imaging procedure with different control settings. This study was designed to demonstrate that the subtle variations in field uniformity response which appear on film and which may easily be dismissed as negligible may indeed be clinically significant. Although a computer was employed in this study, measures can be taken to minimize the effect of field uniformity variations on diagnosis even in clinics without direct computer support. (Author)


Descriptors :   *Scintillation counters, *Diagnostic equipment, Cameras, Images, Reliability, Bioinstrumentation, Quality control


Subject Categories : MEDICAL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE