Considerations in the purchase of a nuclear medicine computer system

M. M. Graham, J. M. Links, T. K. Lewellen, M. A. King, B. Y. Croft, D. F. Wong, P. D. Esser, M. L. Goris

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Selection of a nuclear medicine computer system is a process that should be approached with care and forethought. The general scheme should be to define your needs and constraints, determine what is available, investigate the leading candidates, make a site visit, and, finally, submit an order. Through a series of discussions between members of the Computer Council of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and representatives from the manufacturers of computer systems, a set of important considerations emerged, which are reported in this paper. This paper is not intended to be a step-by-step guideline to the purchase of a computer system. Rather, it is a set of concepts and considerations with which the prospective purchaser should be familiar before undertaking such a purchase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)717-724
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Graham, M. M., Links, J. M., Lewellen, T. K., King, M. A., Croft, B. Y., Wong, D. F., Esser, P. D., & Goris, M. L. (1988). Considerations in the purchase of a nuclear medicine computer system. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 29(5), 717-724.