Use of CDET gamma-cameras for conventional scintigraphy (systematic review, primary research, expert panel)

Charpentier E, Fay A-F
Record ID 31999008110
Authors' objectives:

To evaluate the use of gamma cameras modified for the use of CDPET (Coincidence Detection Positron Emission Tomography) for conventional scintigraphy.

Authors' recommendations: NB The following recommendation was developed exclusively for the Chief Executive Officer of the AP-HP, the public hospital network of Paris area, for his use as an aid in the decision making process. In any other context, it should be considered nothing more than an element of information. At the present stage of scientific knowledge, using CDPET gamma cameras to carry out scans using Technetium and higher-energy tracers does not seem to pose any problem. In contrast, the quality of Thallium scans carried out using these cameras is not guaranteed. The CEDIT does not recommend that a comparative study be carried out of the performances of conventional gamma cameras with those of CDPET gamma cameras for Thallium scans because of the speed of technical progress compared to the expected duration of the study and the ethical impossibility of repeating exercise tests in the same patient, which would make it impossible to reach reliable conclusions. The CEDIT recommends that the AP-HP Nuclear Medicine Departments that equip themselves with CDPET gamma cameras should keep at least one conventional gamma camera for doing scans of this type.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
URL for project:
Year Published: 1998
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
MeSH Terms
  • Gamma Cameras
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Tomography, Emission-Computed
Organisation Name: Cellule Innovation of the AP-HP
Copyright: Comite d'Evaluation et de Diffusion des Innovations Technologiques
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