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The aim of this project was to provide the means by which the general quality of nuclear medicine (NM) software could be significantly improved. This Final Report has been produced to provide a comprehensive summary of the activities covering the whole period of the project. The main tools produced for this purpose were special test objects called software phantoms. These were specific sets of gamma camera images obtained from patients with a known diagnosis, which meant that the raw clinical image data was then validated. The variability of software used to process gamma camera images of the kidneys, heart and brain was assessed by distributing the same set of software phantoms to a selected group of users. The software phantoms produced by COST B2 offer the means by which quality control of NM software may be improved; that is, by testing the end-product. Artificial intelligence (AI) and knowledge-based systems (KBS) was another important aspect of the COST B2 Action. Here, the emphasis was put on employing AI methods to automate and standardize reporting of nuclear medicine studies.

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Authors: COSGRIFF P S (EDITOR), Pilgrim Health NHS Trust, Boston (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17916 EN (1997) 147pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, DG XII-B-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE), Fax: +32-2-2964289
ISBN: ISBN 92-828-1501-3
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