Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia

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Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia. / Zivanovic, Milos; Vukanac, Ivana S.; Samac, Jelena; Jeremic, Marija; Jankovic, Drina; Kandić, Aleksandar; Saldarriaga Vargas, Clarita; Struelens, Lara; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera F.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 179, 110013, 29.10.2021, p. 1-7.

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Zivanovic, M, Vukanac, IS, Samac, J, Jeremic, M, Jankovic, D, Kandić, A, Saldarriaga Vargas, C, Struelens, L & Ciraj-Bjelac, OF 2021, 'Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 179, 110013, pp. 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2021.110013

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Zivanovic, M., Vukanac, I. S., Samac, J., Jeremic, M., Jankovic, D., Kandić, A., Saldarriaga Vargas, C., Struelens, L., & Ciraj-Bjelac, O. F. (2021). Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia. Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 179, 1-7. [110013]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2021.110013

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Zivanovic M, Vukanac IS, Samac J, Jeremic M, Jankovic D, Kandić A et al. Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia. Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2021 Oct 29;179:1-7. 110013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apradiso.2021.110013

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Zivanovic, Milos ; Vukanac, Ivana S. ; Samac, Jelena ; Jeremic, Marija ; Jankovic, Drina ; Kandić, Aleksandar ; Saldarriaga Vargas, Clarita ; Struelens, Lara ; Ciraj-Bjelac, Olivera F. / Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 2021 ; Vol. 179. pp. 1-7.

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title = "Intercomparison and performance assessment of radionuclide calibrators used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia",
abstract = "The purpose of this work is to assess accuracy and compare the performance of radionuclide calibrators (RNCs) used in nuclear medicine departments in Serbia. Testing of the RNCs included verification of measurement accuracy, as well as analysis of routinely used quality control protocols, by using the certified radioactivity standards (57Co, 137Cs). RNCs performances were assessed with 99mTc through comparison of reference value for radionuclide activity and RNC measurements. Results of the intercomparison revealed that RNCs, 15 in total, are accurate within 10% in vial geometry and within 15% in syringe geometry. Most of them showed similar performance. The results revealed that container geometry is an important influencing parameter in the accuracy of activity measurement. Obtained results indicate a need for regular calibration and implementation of Quality Control program in order to achieve and maintain the accuracy of activity measurements in nuclear medicine.",
keywords = "Radionuclide calibrators, Intercomparison study, Performance testing, Accuracy, Stability, Precision, Linearity",
author = "Milos Zivanovic and Vukanac, {Ivana S.} and Jelena Samac and Marija Jeremic and Drina Jankovic and Aleksandar Kandi{\'c} and {Saldarriaga Vargas}, Clarita and Lara Struelens and Ciraj-Bjelac, {Olivera F.}",
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