SPECT: Quality control

Patty Reames, Cesia Gallegos, Robert Hendel

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The process of quality control starts with ensuring safe measurement and administration of radiopharmaceuticals to the patient. The mechanisms to ensure this will be reviewed. Optimal functioning nuclear cardiology imaging equipment is also essential. Methods to evaluate and monitor quality performance of the imaging equipment will be described. Finally, variability at the patient level can lead to signifi cant artifacts in the images. Mechanisms to recognize and reduce these artifacts will be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuality Evaluation in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319280110
ISBN (Print)9783319280097
StatePublished - May 1 2016



  • Nuclear medicine camera quality control
  • Patient artifacts
  • Quality control
  • Radiopharmaceutical administration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Reames, P., Gallegos, C., & Hendel, R. (2016). SPECT: Quality control. In Quality Evaluation in Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Imaging (pp. 255-267). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28011-0_21