COMPUTER AS A GENERAL TOOL IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE LABORATORIES - RIA DATA ANALYSIS AND RADIATION EXPOSURE RECORDS.

Paul Brown, Ben C. Claunch, Maria Conti

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Abstract

The acquisition and processing of image data from gamma cameras is the major, and often the only, use of computers in nuclear medicine. A system which has been developed on a PDP 11/40 for the purpose of computerized analysis of radioassay (RIA) data using a polynomial regression on th standards data is presented. This automation reduces the time necessary for development of a standard curve and analysis of patient data from about one hour to about five minutes. The computer is used to store data of all the RIA runs and compares each day's assay with the results of previous assays stored as a quality control procedure. Personnel radiation exposure data is maintained in the disk files and monthly detailed reports are printed for each hospital service using radiation monitors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProc of the Digital Equip Comput Users Soc
PublisherDigital Equip Corp
Pages1213-1217
Number of pages5
Volume3
Edition4
Publication statusPublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes
EventUnknown conference - Boston, Mass
Duration: May 31 1977Jun 3 1977

Other

OtherUnknown conference
CityBoston, Mass
Period5/31/776/3/77

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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Brown, P., Claunch, B. C., & Conti, M. (1977). COMPUTER AS A GENERAL TOOL IN NUCLEAR MEDICINE LABORATORIES - RIA DATA ANALYSIS AND RADIATION EXPOSURE RECORDS. In Proc of the Digital Equip Comput Users Soc (4 ed., Vol. 3, pp. 1213-1217). Digital Equip Corp.