A simple and inexpensive clinical whole body counter.


Journal Article

The conventional radioisotope scanner has been used as a whole body counter. The background index of the system is 10.9 counts per minute per ml of sodium iodide crystal. The sensitivity and derived sensitivity parameters have been evaluated and found to be suitable for clinical studies. The optimum parameters for a single detector at two positions above the lying subject have been obtained. It has been found that for the case of 131I measurement it is possible to assay a source located at any point in the body with coefficient of variation less than 5%. To add to the versatility, a fixed geometry for in-vitro counting of large samples has been obtained. The retention values obtained by the whole body counter have been found to correlate with those obtained by in-vitro assay of urine and stool after intravenous administration of 51Cr-albumin.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rehani, MM; Basu, AK; Guha, SK; Tandon, BN; Gupta, MM

Published Date

  • October 1, 1976

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 248 - 253

PubMed ID

  • 826889

Pubmed Central ID

  • 826889

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-5566


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany