EFOMP’s Protocol Quality controls in PET/CT and PET/MR | EJMP - Physica Medica 105 (2023) 102506
Publication Date: Dec 22nd, 2022 21:00, Category: EFOMP Announcements
This article presents the protocol on Quality Controls in PET/CT and PET/MRI published online in May 2022 by the European Federation of Organisations for Medical Physics (EFOMP), which was developed by the Working group for PET/CT and PET/MRI Quality Control (QC) protocol.
The main objective of this protocol was to comprehensively provide simple and practical procedures that may be integrated into clinical practice to identify changes in the PET/CT/MRI system’s performance and avoid short- and long-term quality deterioration.
The protocol describes the quality control procedures on radionuclide calibrators, weighing scales, PET, CT and MRI systems using selected and measurable parameters that are directly linked to clinical images quality. It helps to detect problems before they can impact clinical studies in terms of safety, image quality, quantification accuracy and patient radiation dose.