| || Computers in Diagonstic Nuclear Medicine Imaging A Review
Author : Kapoor, K.K.;Prakash, R.;Khushu, S.;Narayanan, R.V.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:39(3) ; 1989 ; pp 319-328
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences
Keywords : Nuclear medicine;Array processors;Diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging
Abstract : Digital computers are becoming increasingly popular for a variety of purposes in nuclear medicine. They are particularly useful in the areas of nuclear imaging and gamma camera image processing, radionuclide inventory and patient record keeping. By far the most important use of the digital computer is in array processors which are commonly available with emission computed systems for fast reconstruction of images in transverse, coronal and sagittal views, particularly when the data to be handled is enormous and involves filtration and correction processes. The addition of array processors to computer systems has helped the clinicians in improving diagnostic nuclear medicine imaging capability. This paper reviews briefly the role of computers in the field of nuclear medicine imaging.