Design and development of a radioactive gas monitoring system in the Positron Emission Tomography Center


Journal Article

This paper presents experiences in developing a simple, inexpensive radioactive gas monitoring system that proved to be practical and useful at a clinical and research Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Center. The system is described from four key aspects: (1) design of radiation detectors and calibrations; (2) use of an existing PC-based hospital-wide facility management network; (3) placement and oversight of real-time PC monitor stations; and (4) modification of a ventilation system in the PET center. The radiation safety oversight efficacy of a real-time PC-based radioactive gas monitoring system in the academic PET center also is discussed.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yoshizumi, TT

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 5 SUPPL.

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0017-9078

Citation Source

  • Scopus