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The electromagnetic interference of mobile phones on the function of a γ-camera

Javadi, H. and Azizmohammadi, Z. and Mahmoud Pashazadeh, A. and Neshandar Asli, I. and Moazzeni, T. and Baharfar, N. and Shafiei, B. and Nabipour, I. and Assadi, M. (2014) The electromagnetic interference of mobile phones on the function of a γ-camera. Clinical Nuclear Medicine, 39 (3). pp. 232-236. ISSN 03639762 (ISSN)

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PURPOSE: The aim of the present study is to evaluate whether or not the electromagnetic field generated by mobile phones interferes with the function of a SPECT γ-camera during data acquisition. METHODS: We tested the effects of 7 models of mobile phones on 1 SPECT γ-camera. The mobile phones were tested when making a call, in ringing mode, and in standby mode. The γ-camera function was assessed during data acquisition from a planar source and a point source of Tc with activities of 10 mCi and 3 mCi, respectively. A significant visual decrease in count number was considered to be electromagnetic interference (EMI). RESULTS: The percentage of induced EMI with the γ-camera per mobile phone was in the range of 0% to 100%. The incidence of EMI was mainly observed in the first seconds of ringing and then mitigated in the following frames. CONCLUSIONS: Mobile phones are portable sources of electromagnetic radiation, and there is interference potential with the function of SPECT γ-cameras leading to adverse effects on the quality of the acquired images. © 2013 by Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Clin. Nucl. Med. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 24458179 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Nuclear Medicine, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Persian Gulf Nuclear Medicine Research Center, Persian Gulf Biomedical Sciences Institute, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Boostan 19 Alley, Sangi St, Bushehr, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, United States [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: γ-camera, electromagnetic interference, mobile phones, SPECT, Cellular Phone, Electromagnetic Fields, Gamma Cameras, Technetium
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 03:39
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2017 07:50
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1696

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