COURSE: 02-360 Radiation Detection and Protection (2)|
Evaluation, maintenance, and function of instrumentation used in imaging and in the laboratory. Principles and theory of PET and scintillation camera operation and performance. Radiation measurement, event counting activity, pulse height spectra, detection efficiency, resolving time and statistics. Flood field and bar phantom use for assessing camera uniformity, relative sensitivity, spatial linearity, and resolution testing. Quality assurance procedures for the PET scanner include radial, tangential and axial resolution, sensitivity, linearity, uniformity, attenuation accuracy, scatter determination, and dead time corrections. Prerequisite: Admission to the NMH BS-NMT program.