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What Crystals Are Used in Nuclear Medicine?

Crystals are an essential component of nuclear medicine imaging systems, and manufacturers use several different types of crystals to capture and power the cameras. With the number of options in the market, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by all the choices. This post reviews the primary crystals used in nuclear

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Nine Nuclear Gamma Camera Maintenance Tips From the Pros

If you own a nuclear medicine camera, you know that consistent maintenance is key to keeping the camera running in top shape. Proper maintenance ensures that your camera provides you with the highest possible quality images for the longest amount of time. From an investment standpoint, preventative maintenance pays for

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5 Reasons Why SPECT is Still the Test to Beat

For years, new cardiovascular imaging technologies have generated buzz, but how does SPECT MPI imaging compare to these newer modalities, and which is better? The answer may surprise you. While newer technologies may offer improvements to image quality, you have to consider the whole picture when it comes to cardiac

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What You Need to Know About the Change to the Stark Law

After years of discussion, negotiation, and delays, sweeping changes to the Physician Self-Referral Law, or as it’s commonly known – Stark Law, took effect earlier this year. While the passage of the original bill was met with resistance, these updates were intended to clarify and modernize components of the law

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