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Abstract

A software system (MicroSegams) is described which is able to acquire, store, present, and process nuclear medicine images. The most important basic procedures (e.g., image acquisition from a gamma camera, selection of a study from the catalogue, drawing regions of interest, etc.) and complete clinical procedures (e.g., renography, brain perfusion, etc.) can be activated directly from the system menu by mouse. The language sLan (a subset of programming language C containing more than 200 elementary functions) can also be used to write new procedures to be interpreted or compiled. The system is offered as a basic tool for the performance of static, dynamic, gated, or tomographic investigations in clinical practice.