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The gamma camera

Nikant Sabharwal, Chee Yee Loong and Andrew Kelion

in Nuclear Cardiology

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2008 | ISBN: 9780199206445
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725845 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199206445.003.0003

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

The gamma camera

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Crystals and collimators 32

Photomultiplier tubes and electronics 34

Gamma camera performance parameters and quality control (1) 36

Gamma camera performance parameters and quality control (2) 38

Nuclear cardiology imaging is performed on an Anger gamma camera. Its key component is a large flat circular or rectangular sodium iodide crystal, activated by non-radioactive thallium (NaI(Tl)). The side of the crystal facing the patient is covered with a lead collimator, whilst the side away from the patient is viewed by an array of photomultiplier tubes (PMTs)....

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Subjects: Nuclear Medicine ; Cardiovascular Medicine

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