Radionuclide imaging devices – Characteristics and test conditions – Part 1: Positron emission tomographs
|Publication Date:||1 June 2008|
|ICS Code (Radiographic equipment):||11.040.50|
Scope and object
This part of IEC 61675 specifies terminology and test methods for declaring the characteristics of POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHS. POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHS detect the ANNIHILATION RADIATION of positron emitting RADIONUCLIDEs by COINCIDENCE DETECTION.
The test methods specified in this part of IEC 61675 have been selected to reflect as much as possible the clinical use of POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHS. It is intended that the test methods be carried out by manufacturers, thereby enabling them to declare the characteristics of POSITRON EMISSION TOMOGRAPHS. So, the specifications given in the ACCOMPANYING DOCUMENTS shall be in accordance with this standard. This standard does not imply which tests will be performed by the manufacturer on an individual tomograph.
No test has been specified to characterize the uniformity of reconstructed images, because all methods known so far will mostly reflect the noise in the image.