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UNLABELLED Ex vivo measurements in animals are used frequently in the field of nuclear medicine for the characterization of newly developed radioligands and for drug development. In vivo SPECT would replace these ex vivo measurements in a relatively large number of cases if one were able to adequately image small organs. The pinhole collimator has been used(More)
A realistic 3-D gated cardiac phantom with known left ventricular (LV) volumes and ejection fractions (EFs) was produced to evaluate quantitative measurements obtained from gated myocardial single-photon emission tomography (SPET). The 3-D gated cardiac phantom was designed and constructed to fit into the Data Spectrum anthropomorphic torso phantom.(More)
The aim of this study is to develop a postlaryngectomy airway climate explorer (ACE) for assessment of intratracheal temperature and humidity and of influence of heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs). Engineering goals were within-device condensation prevention and fast response time characteristics. The ACE consists of a small diameter, heated air-sampling(More)
The effect of the technique used for impression making on the accuracy of three types impression materials, (vinyl silicons, condensation silicons and polyether elastomers) was evaluated. Three main impression making techniques were used. Impressions were made for stainless steel master model. The impressions were poured after thirty minutes with improved(More)
Ultrasonic velocity and attenuation measurements in AZ91D magnesium (Mg) alloy with dendritic, rosette and globular microstructures were performed at elevated temperatures using a non-contact laser-ultrasonic technique. It was found that the ultrasonic velocity in the globular microstructure and the ultrasonic attenuation in the dendritic microstructure are(More)
The experiments were confined to the effects of the addition of different sources of carbon (glucose, wheat straw, and sawdust) on the microbial activities in soils: loamy sand, loam and saline clay were used. The parameters used for this purpose were total bacterial counts, dehydrogenase test, CO2 evolution, and oxidation of organic carbon. Salinity of(More)
In this study the SEM was used to measure the axial and marginal gap distance and to declare the marginal openings and faulty castings of three different ceramometal alloys a precious, semi-precious and nonprecious alloy systems that are commercially used in crown and bridge prosthodontics and to make a comparison between them in regard to axial and(More)
An ice detection system is designed using an imaging sensor which has a forward field of a view direction. The proposed system solves the problem of detecting the Black Ice on various surfaces using a depth imaging sensor based on Kinect device. In some places where ice cannot be seen easily from a distance, especially in low visibility, by a human eye, it(More)
A newly competitive electrochemical sensor for nicotine (NIC) detection was successfully achieved. Nano-TiO2 with a carbon paste electrode (CPE) were used for the sensor construction, where Nano-TiO2 was considered as one of the richest and highly variable class of materials. The sensor showed electrocatalytic activity in both aqueous and micellar media(More)