Some nuclear imaging systems use Anger cameras (photoscintillation imagers) to image radiopharmaceuticals in a patient. In positron emission computer tomography (ECT) or single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) the cameras are revolved around the patient. The cameras also are translated radially to keep the cameras close to the patient’s body. A fourth linear motion axis translates the entire gantry assembly horizontally for full-body scans.
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