NEMA NU 4-2008 comparison of preclinical PET imaging systems.

  title={NEMA NU 4-2008 comparison of preclinical PET imaging systems.},
  author={Andrew L. Goertzen and Qinan Bao and M{\'e}lanie Bergeron and Eric R Blankemeyer and Stephan Blinder and Mario Ca{\~n}adas and Arion Chatziioannou and Katherine Dinelle and Esmat Elhami and H S Jans and Eduardo Lage and Roger Lecomte and Vesna Sossi and Suleman Surti and Yuan-Chuan Tai and Juan Jos{\'e} Vaquero and Elder Vicente and Darin A Williams and Richard Laforest},
  journal={Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine},
  volume={53 8},
UNLABELLED The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard NU 4-2008 for performance measurements of small-animal tomographs was recently published. Before this standard, there were no standard testing procedures for preclinical PET systems, and manufacturers could not provide clear specifications similar to those available for clinical systems under NEMA NU 2-1994 and 2-2001. Consequently, performance evaluation papers used methods that were modified ad hoc from the clinical… CONTINUE READING
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