On this page you can find links to various White Papers and other information about Quality Control in a Molecular Imaging Laboratory.
You can find specifics on what is Quality Control, how to manage a Quality Control Program, and some examples of problems encountered in a Nuclear Medicine or PET Imaging Facility. You can also find information about Outsourcing a Quality Control Program.
In my personal experience of consulting over the last 20 years, I have found that 70-80% of all Imaging Sites we serviced had serious Image Quality Control issues that needed attention. I have seen problems such as Daily Non-Uniformity Results routinely above 25%, PMTs completely nonfunctioning, COR calibrations out of specification. We have been asked by Interpreting Physicians to diagnose unknown issues that were causing artifacts in clinical images.