Prototype PET phantom successfully tested

The SNM Clinical Trials Network reports that a prototype clinical PET oncology imaging simulator has been successfully scanned and imaged at four imaging centers.

SNM intends to deliver and scan the phantom at an additional 20 imaging centers by the end of September.

SNM's Clinical Trials Network evaluates images produced by phantoms to ensure that molecular imaging centers are providing consistent and accurate images. SNM notes that imaging consistency among sites, both in the technology used and images produced, is critical for ensuring quality imaging and quantitative data and is essential to meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements for investigational clinical trials.

Successfully scanning phantoms are one part of the overall process the network will use to validate imaging sites for future clinical trials.

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