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Task Group No. 177 - Gamma Camera, SPECT, and SPECT/CT Acceptance Testing and Annual Physics Surveys (TG177)

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1. Develop a manual and spreadsheet for physicists to use as a reference for acceptance testing & performance of annual physics surveys of gamma cameras, SPECT & SPECT/CT cameras. a. Current ACR, NEMA, & IEC documents to be used as references. b. A consensus from several expert physicists on tests to be performed will be obtained.

2. Specify a set of phantoms to be used for acceptance tests & annual surveys. a. Test phantoms described in ACR, NEMA, & IEC documents to be used as the basis for these phantoms. Modifications may be necessary. b. Phantoms will be validated by committee members. c. Provide sufficient description so phantoms may be commercialized.

3. Specify a software program to import & analyze images acquired during acceptance testing & annual physics surveys. a. Image analysis is based on current ACR, NEMA, and IEC documents & of software currently available. b. Provide sufficient description so software program may be commercialized.

Bylaws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s)8/14/2008
Committee Keywords: TG177

Board of Directors
Science Council  [Status]
Imaging Physics  [Status]
Nuclear Medicine SC  [Status]
TG177 - Gamma Camera, SPECT, and SPECT/CT Acceptance Testing and Annual Physics  [Status]
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James Halama
Task Group Chair

2018 Roster

(dates shown below are beginning date of position)

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 11 voting members.

up-to-dateJames R. Halama, PhD

8/14/2008 - 12/31/2018 Task Group Chair

up-to-dateBeth A. Harkness, MS

8/14/2008 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateSrinivas Cheenu Kappadath, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateMark T. Madsen, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateRichard J. Massoth, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateMatthew R. Palmer, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateJames A. Patton, PhD

8/14/2008 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateNicole T. Ranger, MS

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateM. Gary Sayed, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateSharon L. White, PhD

8/14/2008 - 12/31/2018 Member

up-to-dateWesley W. Wooten, PhD

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 1 non-voting members and guests.

up-to-dateDaryl Graham

1/1/2011 - 12/31/2018 Member (nonvoting)
STAFF Appointed to CommitteeThere are 0 staff.