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FERREIRA, Fernanda Carla Lima and SOUZA, Divanizia do Nascimento. Acceptability of a future phantoms bank for quality control in nuclear medicine. Radiol Bras [online]. 2011, vol.44, n.2, pp. 104-108. ISSN 0100-3984. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-39842011000200010.
OBJECTIVE: The present study was aimed at determining the acceptability of a national or regional phantoms bank to be deployed in Brazil for shared use in quality control activities by nuclear medicine centers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors analyzed the answers to a questionnaire applied to medical physicists and radioprotection supervisors in Brazilian nuclear medicine centers. Initially, the questionnaire was validated by professionals in the city of Aracaju, SE, which is located in the Northeast region. The present study sample was geographically distributed as follows: the Northeast region, with answers from 13 professionals of nuclear medicine centers; the North region, with 2 professionals; the South region, with 7 professionals; the Southeast region, with 43 professionals; and the Midwest region, with 2 professionals. RESULTS: According to the data analyzed, 82% of the respondents consider that the implementation of a phantoms bank would be a suitable alternative for improving nuclear medicine quality control. The interest in sharing the bank was reported by 87% of the respondents. CONCLUSION: The present study demonstrated the motivation for a shared use of a future phantoms bank.
Keywords : Nuclear medicine; Quality control; Phantom.