Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 2
The Importance of Quality Controls In Determining The Daily Working Efficiency of Nuclear Envy Gamma Cameras: Parathyroid Scintigraphy Observed Photomultiplier Tube Defect Cause During Spect Study
Serdar Sedat Işık1,2,Pelin Özcan Kara3
1T.C.Bilim Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Tıbbi Hizmetler ve Teknikler Bölümü, Nükleer Tıp Teknikleri Programı, İstanbul, Türkiye
2T.C.Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü, Radyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Sağlık Fiziği Y.L. Programı, Ankara, Türkiye
3T.C.Mersin Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Nükleer Tıp Anabilim Dalı, Mersin, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.158 The most important factor in determining the planar gamma camera image quality is daily quality control studies. There are many factors including the structure of the system and factors arising from the outside that cause degradation of the image quality. In this case report, we present the findings of photomultiplier tube defect which led to changes in the homogeneity that was detected during parathyroid scintigraphy scanning on a dual-headed SPECT gamma camera and we aimed to emphasize the importance of daily quality control tests for nuclear medicine department. Keywords : nuclear medicine, gamma camera, quality control, crystal defect, homogeneity