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Quality Assurance Programs for Uptake Probes and Well Counters

March 31, 2014
Ann Marie Alessi, BS, CNMT, NCT, RT(N), FSNMMI-TS, Product Sales Manager, Nuclear Medicine, Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

Uptake probes and well counters are subject to various types of malfunctions that can lead to sudden or gradual changes in their performance characteristics. For example, electronic components and detectors can fail or experience a progressive deterioration of function leading to changes in detection efficiency, increased background, etc.

To ensure consistently accurate results quality assurance procedures should be employed on a regular basis for probe and well counter measurement systems. >>



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