Atomlab™ 960 Thyroid Uptake System

Thyroid Uptake System
Thyroid Uptake System
Thyroid Uptake System
Thyroid Uptake System
A complete, mobile, self-contained Medical Spectrometer
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Optional DICOM SoftwareA complete, mobile, self-contained Medical Spectrometer System

The Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System is an advanced multipurpose spectrum analysis instrument designed for diverse nuclear medicine applications. Uptake studies, wipe tests, and other user-defined tasks are accomplished with speed and precision using this fully integrated computer-controlled instrument and its comprehensive selection of application software.

The system’s multichannel analyzer has 1024 channels, with individual MCAs for the probe and optional well counter. Engineered for mobility, durability and operational efficiency, the Atomlab 960 handles clinical tests, safety compliance tasks, and system administration procedures quickly and accurately. Intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures, providing step-by-step guidance throughout all defined procedures. The system automatically performs calculations, stores patient information and test results, and outputs clear, concise reports. User-defined uptake protocols can be initiated. 

Schedule a one-on-one at no chargeThe self-contained Atomlab 960 system is configured on a compact mobile platform with locking casters and a base that measures only 26" w by 34" l (66 x 86.4 cm).  An upper shelf supports the flat panel PC with touch-screen display and keyboard.  The stand provides convenient storage positions for Neck Phantom, Calibration/Constancy Fixture, and optional well counter. A 2" x 2" NaI(Tl) detector with collimator shield articulates on a ­multi-axis and height adjustable counterbalanced arm. The 24.5" (62.2 cm) of vertical travel allows the probe to be positioned from 30.5 to 55" (77.5 to 139.7 cm) in the horizontal position from the floor to accommodate seated or supine patients. The probe swings more than 180° on the horizontal plane, and extends outward, up to approximately 31" (78.7cm) horizontally from the support column. This design makes positioning for uptake studies simple and comfortable for both patient and technologist. The combination of positioning LED and distance measurement rod assures accurate, repeatable patient positioning and uptake measurements.


  • Unique Positioning LED for accurate thyroid centering – A First in Thyroid Uptake System Design
  • Distance measurement rod with incremental markings (detector-to-patient)
  • The combination of positioning LED and distance bar assure accurate, repeatable patient positioning and uptake measurements
  • All-in-one flat panel PC with solid state hard drive featuring Windows® Operating System
  • Count rate: 150,000 cps
  • Color touch-screen adjustable height monitor - medical grade tactile touch
  • Extremely intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures 
  • Compact mobile platform requires little floor space - easy to move
  • Innovative multi-axis and height adjustable arm for easy patient positioning of seated or supine patients
  • Calibration/Constancy fixture for simple and automated calibration
  • Convenient storage locations for Neck Phantom and Calibration/Constancy Fixture
  • 1024-channel multichannel analyzer
  • Software programs for Thyroid Uptake, Wipe Test, Quality Assurance, Manual MCA and Bioassay
  • Controlled and monitored via Ethernet or Serial Port
  • DICOM Interface (optional)
  • 2" x 2" NaI(Tl) detector with collimated shield (meets IAEA specifications)
  • Heavy duty locking casters
  • Smart cable management
  • Industry exclusive two-year warranty


Comprehensive Clinical Software:

Extremely intuitive menus follow conventionally established nuclear medicine procedures.  All programs provide clear, concise reports for referring physicians, insurance providers, patient records and a database for physician and technologist identification.  PDF reports allow for easy electronic distribution.

Thyroid Uptake Program

  • Supports multiple time-stamped uptake measurements
  • Auto decay correction
  • User-defined uptake protocols
  • On-screen spectrum acquisition and analysis
  • Reports include normal ranges, notes/comments, facility/physician/technologist

The Atomlab 960 provides intuitive menus with provision to modify any procedure to suit specific requirements. Atomlab software guides the user through each step of any defined procedure.  Automatic decay correction calculates elapsed time between dose count and actual patient thyroid count, and then automatically computes uptake percentage.

Wipe Test Program

  • Meets NRC/State regulations
  • Energy spectrums with individual ROIs
  • Ability to identify isotopes causing contamination
  • User-specific wipe locations and trigger levels
  • Wipes that exceed trigger levels are immediately recognized

Designed for use with the optional well counter, the Wipe Test Program makes it easy to comply with regulations for counting and reporting results of wipes taken for contamination surveys. 

The user may define an unlimited number of “Area” names and wipe “Locations” entered within these areas for testing and documentation.  Each area may be designated as “restricted”, “unrestricted”, “package” or “sealed source”.  The user may specify count times, activity units, wide window, and individual isotope and geometric efficiencies or simply utilize the wide range of factory default options.

The program displays and stores the full spectrum with each wipe, automatically calculates net contamination levels and reports results in dpm, uCi or Bq. Wipes above the user defined trigger levels are easily identified.  A detailed spectrum analysis may also be performed for any wipe to help identify isotopes causing contamination.  Customized reports can be printed or saved in PDF format.

Administration / Quality Assurance Program

  • Automatic daily calibration using Cs-137 ­source
  • Automatic high voltage adjustment
  • Automatic Chi-Square test, with report
  • Automatic MDA calculation
  • Administration summary QA report
  • Isotope efficiency calculations

There are a multitude of administration functions, each designed to minimize the time normally spent maintaining accurate use of the system. There is an automated high voltage setting for each detector, and an automatic calibration program using a Cs-137 source. The system will advise the user when a daily calibration has not been performed. The Chi-Square test program automatically performs the Chi-Square calculations and generates a printed report. Site information is entered in the administration program containing the facility name, address, and a list of the technologists and physicians in the department. Customized administrative and clinical reports can be printed or saved in PDF format.

Manual MCA Program
For performing sample counts and analysis beyond the scope of the standardized programs.

  • Expandable library of 28 commonly used isotopes
  • Unlimited user-defined isotopes
  • Three counting methods: Preset Time, Preset ROI, and Continuous Counting

In addition to providing “standardized” programs for routine test and survey procedures, the 960 has a “manual” program to accommodate other counting and spectrum analysis tasks. The user can select from three counting methods: Preset Time, Preset ROI Counts, and Continuous Counting. After any count, the Spectrum Analysis option can be used to produce a Spectrum Analysis Report. The monitor shows when a test is in progress, and graphically displays the spectrum, time, counts and cpm.

Bioassay Program
For individual patients or employee groups

  • Reports can be printed or saved as PDF files.

The Bioassay program of the Atomlab 960 allows for the quick and efficient measurement of the staff thyroid burden for I-123, I-125 and I-131.  Measurement results can be reported in cpm, dpm, uCi, or Bq.  Action levels may be set by the user for each isotope.  Report choices include single bioassay report, summary of multiple bioassays on an individual staff member, and summary report on multiple staff members. Reports can easily be printed or saved as PDF files.

Optional - compliant to DICOM requirements.

  • Streamlines workflow and improves staff productivity
  • Thyroid scans and uptake reports may be displayed simultaneously
  • Completely integrated for seamless operation

The optional DICOM Program integrates the Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System with your hospital management system, streamlining workflows and improving communication. The program allows you to retrieve patient information from the worklist and upload patient results, without exiting the clinical software, increasing staff productivity and efficiency. DICOM allows the uptake reports to be transferred, stored and queried/retrieved throughout a facility. Physicians can view both thyroid scans and uptake reports simultaneously.


Medical Spectrometer Hardware

All-In-One Flat Panel PC
  • 15.6" Touchscreen, Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC, Solid State Hard Drive, Ethernet, USB, Video/Audio Out, Built-In Speakers and Color Printer.

Multichannel Analyzer
  • Channels: 1024
  • Spectral Resolution: FWHM 8%
  • Count Rate: (Maximum) 150,000 cps for Tc-99m
  • Count Rate Stability: 99%
  • Gross Count Rate Linearity: Within 5% up to 150,000 cps
  • Pulse Height Linearity: Within 2% (independent of detector)
  • Detector High Voltage Adjustment: Automatic adjustment for both probe and well; uses 10 µCi Cs-137 as the calibration source

Medical Spectrometer Software

  • Factory Programmed: Au-198, Ba-133, Co-57, Co-58, Co-60, Cr-51, Cs-137, F-18, Fe-59, Ga-67, Ga-68, Gd-153, Ge-68/Ga-68, Hg-197, I-123, I-125, I-131, In-111, Ir-192, K-42, Lu-177, Na-22, Na-24, Pd-103, Ra-223, Se-75, Sr-85, Tc-99m, Tc-99m/Tl-201, Tl-201, Yb-169, Wide Window
  • User Set: Unlimited user defined isotopes, setting ROI, half life, name, efficiency and range

Other Hardware

  • 2" x 2" Nal (Tl) integral line scintillation detector

Uptake Stand
  • Dimensions:
    - Arm down and retracted: 34" l x 26" w x 55" h (86.4 x 66 x 139.7 cm)
    - Maximum Height: 60" (152.4 cm)
    - Maximum Length: Arm Extended: 61" (154.9 cm)
  • Collimated Shield: Flat field collimator meeting IAEA specifications
  • Positioning: Distance bar and positioning light
  • Arm: Counterbalanced, two section arm, moves 24.5" (62.2 cm) vertically and extends 31" (78.7 cm) horizontally from stand's vertical column
  • Casters: 4" Total locking
  • Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
  • Combined weight with Well Counter: 330 lb (150 kg)
  • Power: Low voltage transformer with hospital grade power cord and plug
  • Line Voltage:
    - 120 VAC, 60 Hz, 2 AMP circuit breaker
    - 230 VAC, 50 Hz, 1 AMP circuit breaker


187-602 Well Counter
  • Detector: 2" x 2" Nal (Tl) integral line scintillation detector with a .75" dia x 1.44" deep well (1.9 x 3.7 cm)
  • Lead Shielding: 1" thick (2.5 cm)
  • Cover: .125" thick (.32 cm)
  • Weight: 50 lb (22.7 kg)

187-603 Lead Shield, Well Counter
  • Detector: 2" x 2" Nal (Tl)
  • Lead Shielding: 1" thick (2.5 cm)
  • Weight: 69 lb (31.4 kg)

  • Certification: ETL Listed to AAMI Std. ES 60601-1 3rd Edition and CAN/CSA C22.2. No. 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1.
  • Warranty: Two-years parts and labor




How to: Position Uptake Arm - Biodex Atomlab™ 960 Thyroid Uptake System

Learn about the Atomlab™ 960 Thyroid Uptake arm components, how to properly move the probe, obtain uptake information and use the neck phantom to obtain a count standard.

Components of the Uptake Arm and Positioning Tips: 00:05
How to Position for an Uptake on a Sitting Patient: 2:21
How to obtain an Uptake on a Supine Patient: 3:13
Counting your Standard using the Neck Phantom: 3:57

For more information about Thyroid Uptake System accessories including the Neck Phantom, visit


Models and Ordering

To order, call 1-800-224-6339


Thyroid Uptake System, Atomlab 960
120 VAC, Mobile, PC
• All-in-one flat panel PC featuring Windows®
  Operating System, Atomlab 960 PC software, printer
  and 1024 channel multi-channel analyzer
• 2" x 2" tube assembly and base
• Mobile support stand with collimator


Export models available.


187-146 Interface, Atomlab 960, DICOM $4,995.00

Well Counter, 1" Lead (2.5 cm)
Includes cover and calibration fixture.

187-603 Lead Shield, Well Counter, 1" Lead (2.5 cm) 900.00


063-139 Rod Source, Cs-137, Calibrated, 0.1 µCi $380.00
101-103 Check Source, Cs-137, 10 µCi*
Uncalibrated, 1" dia x .25" thick (2.5 x .64 cm)
043-365 Thyroid Uptake Neck Phantom
(Complete with bottle carrier, capsule holder and 12 polyethylene bottles)

* Recommended Check Source for calibration of probe and well. 

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What They Are Saying
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Nuclear Medical Technologist
Peter Cutrera, MBA, CNMT

"The New Atomlab 960 Thyroid Uptake System is easy-to-use and very intuitive. The system clearly prompts each operation, and the QC process is quick and simple!”

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