On September 6th, 7th and 8th, was held the annual meeting of the working group for quality control of equipment in Nuclear Medicine (SC 62/WG2) of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The meeting was organized by Dr. Rafael Puchal radio physicist  of the Nuclear Medicine Service of the HUB. (These rules of international character correspond to the ISO standards in other areas.)

The HUB hosts the annual quality control equipment for Nuclear Medicine of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)

For the first time experts appointed by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association of the United States (NEMA) attended in order to harmonize the rules for acceptance testing of PET-CT equipment that both groups have written. They wrote a first draft which must be distributed for comments and subsequent approval.

The Nuclear Medicine Service of Bellvitge University Hospital has been a leader in Spain in the implementation of specific quality control procedures of nuclear medicine, both in instrumentation and software (project COST B2). This is the second time that the HUB is organizing a meeting of the working group.

Quality control in nuclear medicine is essential to ensure that the images obtained with any of the technologies being used (plain scan, SPECT and SPECT-CT and PET-CT) doesn´t contain  artifacts that can invalidate the diagnosis obtained from these studies.

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