AstroNuclPhysics Nuclear Physics - Astrophysics - Cosmology

(in English) This book (which also serves as a user manual for the OSTNUCLINE computer system) describes in detail the issues of mathematical analysis, modeling and complex computer evaluation of functional scintigraphic examinations in nuclear medicine.

OSTNUCLINE system One of the implementation outputs of research and development work carried out at the Department of Nuclear Medicine of the University Hospital in Ostrava in the field of physical-mathematical aspects of scintigraphy is the OSTNUCLINE system ( OST RAVA NUC LEAR LINE ) for mathematical analysis and complex evaluation of scintigraphic studies on PC.
. This system provides fast, comprehensive and exact evaluation of a wide range of scintigraphic studies (especially dynamic ones). The system was built at the Ostrava workplace in team cooperation and implemented gradually on the evaluation device CLINCOM, GAMMA-11, Amiga-Microsegams and finally a PC. He proved himself in an intensive clinical operation in the evaluation of many thousands of scintigraphic studies, both at the author's workplace and at a number of other workplaces in our country and at some workplaces abroad. The main effort in building this system was to achieve maximum flexibility , generality and complexityevaluation of scintigraphic studies, with the greatest possible elegance , unpretentiousness and ease of use for the operator.

This work was created gradually in the framework of several research tasks
and grants, the last of which was the project No. 5586-3
" Comlex evaluation of scintigraphic examinations
in a computer network PC
" with the support of Int. Grant agencies of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.


Part 1 - basic system

1. Introduction - basic features and structure of the OSTNUCLINE system
1.1 Concept of the OSTNUCLINE system
1.2 Structure and installation of the OSTNUCLINE system
1.3 Hardware requirements of the system

2. Acquisition of scintigraphic studies

3. Evaluation of scintigraphic studies
3.1. Selection of scintigraphic studies from directories
3.1.1. Transferring, archiving, deleting, protecting and sending studies
3.1.2 OSTNUCLINE system settings

3.2. Description of the operation of individual commands
3.3. Complex programs

4. OSTNUCLINE 2000 system
4.1. Concept of the OSTNUCLINE 2000 system
4.2. Viewing and selection of scintigraphic studies
4.3. Manipulation of scintigraphic images
4.3. Areas of interest (ROI)
4.4. Analysis and processing of curves
4.5. Comlex programs
4.6. Text descriptions and result protocols
4.7. Telenuclear medicine - evaluation of remote scintigraphic studies

Part 2 - complex programs

l. Introduction - basic features and structure of complex programs
1.1. Concept of complex programs
1.2. Computer processing, display and documentation of images
1.3. Designation of areas of interest
1.4. Mathematical processing of curves
1.5. Construction and use of parametric images
1.6. System of verbal descriptions of images and evaluation of results
1.7. Final protocol

2. Integration of complex programs into the OSTNUCLINE system
2.1. Table of complex programs
2.2. Launching complex programs
2.3. Interrupting and restarting programs
2.4. Creation of other complex programs
2.5. Auxiliary files for the operation of complex programs

3. Methodology of evaluation of individual scintigraphic studies using complex programs

3.1. Radionuclide ventriculography
3.2. Bolus radiocardiography
3.3. Multistat. myocardial perfusion study 201Tl
3.4. Dynamic renal scintigraphy
3.5. Dynamic study of a transplanted kidney
3.6. Radionuclide uroflowmetry
3.7. Static scintigraphy of the kidneys
3.8. Dynamic study of brain perfusion
3.9. Quantitative scintigraphy of the thyroid gland
3.10. Dynamic liver scintigraphy
3.11a. Static scintigraphy of the lungs (perfusion, ventilation)
3.11b. Dynamic lung scintigraphy (133-Xenon ventilation)
3.12. Static scintigraphy of the skeleton
3.13. Dynamic (3-phase) scintigraphy of the skeleton
3.14. Evaluation of a general static study
3.15. Evaluation of a general dynamic study
3.16. Radionuclide splenoportography
3.17. Radionuclide scintimammography
3.18. Radionuclide cisternography
3.19. Radionuclide phlebography
3.20. Dynamic scintigraphy of the esophagus and stomach

Authors of the system

Computer evaluation   Part 1. - Basic system

Nuclear physics and physics of ionizing radiation   |  OSTNUCLINE
Nuclear and radiation physics Radiation detection and spectrometry Radiation applications
With cintigraphy Computer evaluation of scintigraphy Radiation protection
Gravity, black holes and space   -   time physics Anthropic principle or cosmic God
AstroNuclPhysics Nuclear Physics - Astrophysics - Cosmology - Philosophy

Vojtech Ullmann