The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published an updated edition of its manual for measuring and reporting performance parameters of SPECT scanners.
NEMA NU 1-2018 Performance Measurements of SPECT has been updated for improved readability and in response to new scanning technology. It includes the following updates:
- A new measurement to characterize pixelated detectors
- Updated image quality metrics for iterative reconstruction
- Revised co-registration accuracy for the CT and SPECT parts of a SPECT/CT scanner
"Hopefully, this will facilitate the task to objectively compare scanners during the purchasing decision process and after delivery,” said Jean-Paul Bouhnik, chief physicist, Molecular Imaging for GE Healthcare, in a statement from NEMA “It defines tests that ensure that a quality system has been delivered."
The updated document is available in hard copy and as electric download for $144.