Nuclear medicine instrumentation development: DOE program, study group report

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The DOE Medical Application Program in general and the supporting nuclear medicine instrumentation development efforts in particular have been a major factor in producing the presently productive role of radionuclide applications to health care and biomedical research. Principal reasons for this successful contribution have been an operating policy of relatively stable, long-term continuity of support for established, experienced research groups, and an effective means of technology transfer through an interdisciplinary approach involving DOE basic and aplied physics, chemistry and engineering resouces, and NIH programs which emphasize the study of disease processes. Future directions for instrumentation research and development are defined ... continued below

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The DOE Medical Application Program in general and the supporting nuclear medicine instrumentation development efforts in particular have been a major factor in producing the presently productive role of radionuclide applications to health care and biomedical research. Principal reasons for this successful contribution have been an operating policy of relatively stable, long-term continuity of support for established, experienced research groups, and an effective means of technology transfer through an interdisciplinary approach involving DOE basic and aplied physics, chemistry and engineering resouces, and NIH programs which emphasize the study of disease processes. Future directions for instrumentation research and development are defined in relation to their potential benefits in the study and diagnosis of major diseases and in conjunction with new radiopharmaceutical agents becoming available. The emergence of X-ray CT imaging is causing some shifts in use of certain clinical nuclear medicine procedures based on imaging of morphology. A complementary relationship between x-ray CT and single-photon or positron ECT diagnostic approaches is seen. The evolution of new higher resolution and higher speed ECT imaging systems, with improved accuracy and quantitative capability, and related developments in detector materials, combined with promising avenues of investigation of metabolism and function, will prove to be important contributors to solution of major disease problems in the future.

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  • Report No.: DOE/EV-0034
  • Grant Number: None
  • DOI: 10.2172/6427146 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6427146
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1211834

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Nuclear medicine instrumentation development: DOE program, study group report, report, February 1, 1979; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1211834/: accessed January 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.