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

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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.

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Approved Date(s)Start: 8/14/2008
End: 12/31/2009
Committee Keywords: TG177
Most recent status update:A draft of the report is complete and was sent out to NMSC members for final review in April, 2015. The document needs to be shortened. We expect to submit the final report to the NMSC to begin the review process at the annual AAPM meeting in July, 2015 - [5/20/2015 by James Halama] Click to update.
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