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Jankovic M.M.,University of Belgrade | Todorovic-Tirnanic M.V.,Center for Nuclear Medicine | Todorovic-Tirnanic M.V.,University of Belgrade | Beatovic S.L.,Center for Nuclear Medicine | And 6 more authors.
Computers in Biology and Medicine | Year: 2014

We designed the GammaKey system for the acquisition, storage and analysis of images from semi-analogue gamma scintillation cameras (GSCs). The GammaKey system, operating on a standard PC, replicates the functionality of earlier dedicated computer systems, allows the exchange of data in the DICOM format and has an open architecture enabling the development of new diagnostic techniques. The main purpose of the GammaKey is to enable the continued use of old GSCs which have functional scintillation crystals, but also to permit data exchange with new digital GSCs. The GammaKey has been technically validated by standards established by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. The GammaKey has been used for seven years in two leading centres for nuclear medicine in Serbia (the Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, and the Clinical Center of Vojvodina, Novi Sad) in approximately 30,000 patients. Clinical application proves that the GammaKey is a robust and reliable system with high-quality image output. Data processing can be upgraded with non-standard features added on request as shown in two examples: (1) the testing of splenectomy efficacy in the case of thrombocytopenia with normal production; and (2) the detection and localisation of parathyroid adenomas. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.


Jankovic M.M.,University of Belgrade | Todorovic-Tirnanic M.,Center for Nuclear Medicine | Markovic A.K.,Serbian Institute for Oncology and Radiology of Serbia | Beatovic S.,Center for Nuclear Medicine | And 6 more authors.
2015 23rd Telecommunications Forum, TELFOR 2015 | Year: 2015

The aim of this paper is to present the functionality and clinical application of developed GammaKey software for nuclear medicine imaging. GammaKey software consists of image acquisition module (compatibile with semi-analog gamma cameras), database, image processing module and network communication module. This software prolonged life of old gamma cameras, but also enabled image processing of DICOM data from modern gamma cameras. This paper emphasizes the importance of GammaKey application in clinical practice through several examples. © 2015 IEEE.

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