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Maintenance of nuclear medicine instruments

Abstract

Maintenance of instruments is generally of two kinds: (a) corrective maintenance, on a non-scheduled basis, to restore equipment to a functional status by repairs; (b) preventive maintenance, to keep equipment in a specified functional condition by providing systematic inspection, quality control, detection and correction of early malfunctions. Most of the instruments used in nuclear medicine are rather complex systems built from mechanical, electrical and electronic parts. Any one of these components is liable to fail at some time or other. Repair could be done only by a specialist who is able to evaluate the condition of the various parts ranging from cables to connectors, from scintillators to photomultipliers, from microprocessors to microswitches. The knowledge of the intricacies of the various electronic components required for their repairs is quite wide and varied. The electronics industry turns out more and more multi-purpose chips which can carry out the functions of many parts used in the instruments of the earlier generation. This provides protection against unauthorized copying of the circuits but it serves another purpose as well of inhibiting repairs by non-factory personnel. These trends of the instrument design should be taken into consideration when a policy has to be developed for the  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
NMS-1
Reference Number:
SCA: 440101; 550601; 550602; PA: AIX-29:049604; EDB-98:095208; SN: 98002003640
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 1 fig., 1 tab; PBD: 1992; Related Information: Is Part Of Handbook of nuclear medicine practice in developing countries; PB: 728 p.
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; 55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CALIBRATION; DIAGNOSTIC USES; DUSTS; HUMIDITY CONTROL; IN-SERVICE INSPECTION; MAINTENANCE; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; MEDICAL PERSONNEL; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; QUALITY CONTROL; RADIOLOGICAL PERSONNEL; REPAIR; SAFETY
OSTI ID:
640592
Research Organizations:
International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria). Nuclear Medicine Section
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE98635463; TRN: XA9847606049604
Availability:
INIS; OSTI as DE98635463
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
pp. 89-109
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Ambro, P. Maintenance of nuclear medicine instruments. IAEA: N. p., 1992. Web.
Ambro, P. Maintenance of nuclear medicine instruments. IAEA.
Ambro, P. 1992. "Maintenance of nuclear medicine instruments." IAEA.
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