Comparison of SPECT quick QC between using in-house hot phantom and Jaszczak phantom: A preliminary study

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Quality control in nuclear medicine imaging is very imprortant which regularly carried out before running exam. The most important in QC is to evaluate QC parameter on SPECT images. Phantoms can be useful for evaluate QC parameters. The phantom was designed to quick QC SPECT system. Hot image from in-house hot phantom and cold image from Jaszczak phantom were used in this study with increasing activity concentration in in-house and Jaszczak phantom. This research is aimed to compare measurement results QC parameters of local uniformity and contrast on SPECT image generated with in-house and Jaszczak phantom. Measurement results from in-house hot phantom showed that lowest activity (0.99 MBq/mL) generated hardly visualized hot image for small diameter object (4.2 and 5.6 mm), and starting to be visible for 8.6 mm object with contrast value of 46.44. The same trend occurred to cold images generated by Jaszczak phantom, at lowest activity (0.068 MBq/mL) the ROI 8.6 mm on diameter object of 15.9 mm give rise to nearly the same contrast of that in hot image. No significant difference was found between local uniformity measured with in-house hot phantom and Jaszczak phantom. In-house hot phantom was robust and can be used as quick QC tool for SPECT system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012034
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2019
Event18th Asia-Oceania Congress of Medical Physics, AOCMP 2018 and 16th South-East Asia Congress of Medical Physics, SEACOMP 2018 - Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 11 Nov 201814 Nov 2018


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