NEMA Adds New Tests in NU 2-2018 Performance Measurement Standards of PET

Press Release Summary:

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association publishes NEMA NU 2-2018 Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs (PET). The revised standards include two new tests: Measurement of TOF resolution for TOF equipped PET scanners and Co-registration accuracy between computed tomography and PET components of PET/CT scanner. NEMA NU 2-2018 offers uniform and consistent method for measuring and reporting performance parameters.


Original Press Release:

NEMA Standard Measures PET Scanner Performance

Revisions include new tests in response to updated technology

ROSSLYN, Va., July 13, 2018—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA NU 2-2018 Performance Measurements of Positron Emission Tomographs (PET). This Standard provides a uniform and consistent method for measuring and reporting performance parameters of PET scanners.

Two new tests have been added to this revision:

  • A measurement of time-of-flight (TOF) resolution for TOF-equipped PET scanners
  • The co-registration accuracy between the computed tomography (CT) and PET components of a hybrid PET/CT scanner

“NU 2 makes it possible to objectively compare scanners during the purchasing decision process, and, after delivery, defines tests to ensure that a quality system has been delivered,” said Michael Miller, physicist, Advanced Molecular Imaging for Philips, and chair of the the MITA NU 2 Work Group.

NEMA NU 2-2018 is available in hard copy and as an electronic download for $108 on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen
703-841-3282
press@nema.org

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